In order for any client to gain the most from their therapy, it is important that their sessions are confidential.
In the case of young people , if I have any contact with a parent/guardian once therapy has started, this will be shared with the young person. The content of sessions will not be discussed without the young person’s consent in order to protect their confidentiality.
If a young person tells me something that I think a parent/guardian needs to be informed of, I will think about this with the client and how we will tell the parent/guardian.
If I think an adult or young person is at serious risk of being harmed then I will need to inform other professionals. This will also apply if a disclosure is made where I know that someone else is at serious risk.