Confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of good therapy.
Your therapist is bound by his or her code of ethics to maintain confidentiality except where there is:
- A threat of harm to self or others (Mental Health Act)
- Possible abuse or neglect of a child (Child and Family Services Act)
- Sexual abuse by a registered professional (Regulated Health Professions Act)
- A requirement of information for a legal process (subpoena / affidavit from therapist’s file)