Two Wheels Good Counselling Services
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Derrick Doige, M.Ed (Counselling Psychology)
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) Certificate #1332
tel. 250.309.0453

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As in all counselling services, some records are kept regarding the individuals I see.  These records are are designed to ensure continuity of service.  All copies of client information are kept in a locked area.  All communications between us will be held in confidence and will not, except under the circumstances explained below, be disclosed to anyone unless you give written authorization to release the information.  Safeguarding the privacy of your personal information is an ethical obligation that I take very seriously.  If you would like me to talk about you with someone, such as a doctor or an employer, I will ask you to sign a release of information form.

There are three times when I am required to break confidentiality. 

1.    If  I have reason to believe that a child is in need of protection, I am required by law to report my concerns to a child protection social worker in the Ministry of Children and Families.

2.    If I have reason to believe that a person is a danger to him/herself or others, I must notify the appropriate authorities e.g. the RCMP, medical doctor or other people who have the ability to protect the person at risk.  You should also be aware, that at times I may be required to notify the person who is in danger.

3.    If a judge, coroner, ombudsman, children’s commission and other such authorities order me to release records or to appear and provide information, I am obligated to do so.   

If at all possible, I will discuss the procedures for making a disclosure with you and enlist your assistance in resolution of the situation. It is a very unusual circumstance for information about you to be shared without your awareness or explicit permission.  If you have any questions about privacy issues, I will be happy to discuss them with you.

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This site was last updated 02-Jul-2010