Confidentiality and Limits to Confidentiality

In PsychologyHub we follow Codes of Professional Ethics of The Psychological Society of Ireland, Irish Council of Psychotherapy Ethical Guidelines and follow Children First Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children.  We guarantee confidential services, except in the following circumstances:

  • When there is risk of imminent danger to self or to another person, the clinician is ethically bound to take necessary steps to prevent such danger.
  • When there is suspicion that a child or elder is being sexually or physically abused or is at risk of such abuse, by someone in the present or the past the clinician is legally required to take steps to protect the child, and to inform the proper .
  • When a valid court order is issued for medical records, the clinician and the agency are bound by law to comply with such requests.

Should a third party need to be informed in such situations, where possible this will first be discussed with the client.

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