Benefits and Risks of Counselling:
Sometimes the counselling process can evoke difficult emotions. The counsellor will try and help you effect change with the minimum distress possible. You have the right to choose not to discuss a topic, or to end the session or counselling.
Service Plan and Client Rights
You are aware of you counsellor’s credentials and understand that your participation in counselling is voluntary. Your counsellor will answer any questions that you may have about your counselling and you have the right to refuse or withdraw from counselling at any time.
Your counsellor is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Client information is kept confidential. However there are some legal exceptions to confidentiality that you should be aware of:
1) If the counsellor has grounds to suspect that a child under 16 years old is at risk for abuse or neglect.
2) If there are grounds that the information given in counselling is needed to eliminate or reduce a significant risk of serious bodily harm to you, another individual or group of persons.
3) If your records are subpoenaed by a court of law or Andrea Beck Counselling is presented with a search warrant.
4) If you disclose that you were sexually abused by a regulated health professional or a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers that professional must be reported to his/her respective college.
You understand that due to the nature of the internet Andrea Beck and Associates cannot guarantee confidentially in computer mediated communications.
Services at Andrea Beck Counselling & Associates are not covered by OHIP. You agree to pay a fee for service. You agree to pay the fee if you miss a session without providing 48 hours notice by telephone
Appointments can also be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-904-0854. Someone will return your call within 24 hours.