Pine Tree Counselling & Psychotherapy
Trudi Jane Wyatt, MA, CT, CCC
Psychotherapy for individual adults in Ontario. (Note, I am geographically in Alberta.)
Unless I have their permission, any information that I have about clients will not be released to anyone, but this is not without exceptions:
Legal and ethical codes state that in rare circumstances, Registered Psychotherapists (and all “mandated reporters” such as psychologists, social workers, etc.) can or must share information with certain others (e.g., Children’s Aid Society, family doctor, police, etc.) , even if we don’t have your consent. Some examples of such circumstances include: if based on what a client says, I am reasonably concerned about risk of serious bodily harm to a client or someone else; or, if there is suspicion of child abuse of any type — physical, sexual, emotional, neglect.
Confidentiality will be further explained and discussed during an initial “informed consent” process before you decide to pursue psychotherapy services. If you proceed, this informed consent process continues. I take informed consent very seriously as well as my duties as a mandated reporter.
For more information, please see:
www.crpo.ca/standard-3-1-confidentiality/ (e.g., scroll down to “Limits to confidentiality”)
Information about “The Missing Persons Act”:
Information about confidentiality and Covid19 (“Do I have to report clients to public health if I suspect they have COVID-19?”):
Note that this post is not psychotherapy / counselling; please contact me or another professional if you require these services. If you need urgent support, consider Toronto Distress Centres at 416.408.4357. If you need immediate help, call 911 or go to your local Emergency Room. Note this post is for information only, does not imply that a professional relationship has been established with readers, is not advice, and does not imply intent to provide professional services to readers. Intended audience: Current adult residents of the Canadian province of Ontario only.
(c) 2021 Trudi Jane Wyatt, MA, RP, CCC / Pine Tree Counselling & Psychotherapy