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Annette Maylam Counselling

BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Professional, Confidential Counselling in Wimbledon

Confidentialty & Good Practice

An important aspect of any counselling relationship is confidentiality. For therapy to be beneficial it is important that you can speak openly about yourself and any difficult aspects of your life. Consequently, I believe that it is important that you understand the parameters of confidentiality before you start therapy.

In most circumstances, your confidentiality will be upheld. As I always say to my clients, “What is said in this room stays in this room.” However, there are exceptions where I may be required to break confidentiality and these exceptional circumstances are made explicit when we meet. It is an important ethical premise that unless you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, or I am compelled by a court of law, confidentiality will be maintained.

As a professional I subscribe to the codes of Ethics and Practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Supervision is an essential component of my counselling work and it is a place where I may discuss our work together with another professional. Supervision helps me to monitor and review the quality of my work and ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained.