Fertility Oxford offers a non-judgemental service. Information you choose to share is confidential and will never be released without your written permission (within the bounds of law and the code of ethics of the National Society for Hypnosis and Psychotherapy).
Fertility Oxford will:
- Agree your preferred means of contact. For example you may prefer ‘text only’ or to be contacted only at specific times.
- Never confirm that a client is attending therapy should anybody, in whatever capacity, telephone, write or email me to enquire.
- Never discuss client cases other than in professional clinical supervision.
- Never approach a current or former client in public or social settings. I understand that it may cause discomfort to have ‘your therapist say hello’ when you are with friends, family or colleagues. I respect your choice to ‘pretend not to know me’ but will respond with warmth if you approach me – of course!
I believe it is important that my clients understand there are legal and ethical limitations to confidentiality. For example, therapists have a legal duty to notify an appropriate authority of a disclosure of serious risk of harm to a child. My contracts explain the limitations to confidentiality and this is also discussed at initial consultation.