Confidentiality

Confidentiality is the cornerstone of counseling. It is important that a child feels safe and supported throughout the counseling process.  They must feel free to share problems, without fear that the counselor will reveal the issues to others. It will be expressed to children that what they say will be kept in confidence.
 
Confidentiality is not possible in the following instances:
 
1. When the individual may be harmful to himself/herself 

2. When the individual proposes harm to another individual, group of individuals, or property. 
 
3. When another person proposes harm to the individual.