Confidentiality of UWA Counselling sessions

Are UWA Counselling sessions confidential?

Your information is maintained in the strictest confidence and counsellors cannot share any information without your permission.  The only reason we would ever breach this confidentiality is if we have a strong reason to believe that someone's safety is at risk.  In these circumstances we will always try to talk to you about our concerns before we would talk to anyone else on your behalf.

The service maintains all records in keeping with the Australian Psychological Society standards of professional conduct. These are kept in secure files only accessible to counselling staff.

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