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)