Information about counselling sessions will not be released to anyone without your informed, voluntary and written consent.
Exceptions are:
  • When you may be a danger to yourself or others
  • When there is suspicion or disclosure of abuse of vulnerable persons, such as a child or elderly person
  • When records are subpoenaed by court order
Every reasonable effort will be made to discuss these circumstances with you prior to the involvement of other professionals.
An additional exception may be made if the counselling is being paid for by a third party (such as an EAP). This will be discussed with you at the onset of counselling.

Contacting other health professionals
It may be helpful or necessary for Beverly Mennie to speak to other professionals who may be involved in aspects of your physical and emotional health.  Whenever possible, this will be done with your understanding the intent of such contact.  You have the right to know what transpired in any conversations between your counsellor and other professionals.

Collection and Storage of Personal Information
Storage and collection of client information is in accordance with the personal information protection act (PIPA) and in accordance with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and Canadian Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association (CCPA) guidelines.  If you have any questions regarding this, speak with Beverly directly.

Beverly Mennie Counselling

24 hours notice must be given for the cancellation of appointments.