"So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself." ~ Alan Watts
Privacy & Confidentiality
COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Any records on the content of your sessions are kept for seven (7) years and stored in a secure location, and can only be accessed by your counsellor. You have the right to review these records and/or receive a copy during that time. This is done in accordance with BCCSW guidelines and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
Please be assured that the things you discuss with your Counsellor are private and will remain confidential unless:
You give permission to tell other people who may be able to help, such as other professionals or your loved ones.
Your Counsellor believes that you may physically hurt yourself or someone else.
You have given your Counsellor critical information about child or elder neglect or abuse.
Your Counsellor is court ordered to release information.