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Sinclair, C., & Pettifor, J. (2001). Companion Manual to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (3rd ed.). 
Ottawa, ON: Canadian Psychological Association.



Code of Ethics, Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

Code of Ethics

Ethical Codes and Standards for counsellors is adhered to through their memberships with professional associations

and also establishes benchmarks for levels of services offered by registered counsellors. 

I have also offered a web link to an article from the CAP Monitor that discusses the importance of counsellor’s

self-care as an ethical and professional responsibility.

Lastly, I have provided a link on the importance of informed consent and your rights as my clients. 
Please read.
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
CCPA Accreditation Standards
For more information: 

BC College of Social Workers 

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

For more information: http://www.bccollegeofsocialworkers.ca

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)
Code of Ethical Conduct and Standards of Ethical Practice
For more information: 

The CAP Monitor (Issue 32)

*NOTE:  “Informed Consent Is More Than a Patient’s Signature”

by Daniel K. Sokol. British Medical Journal, vol. 339, August 27, 2009.

Excerpt: “Too often ‘consenting’ a patient is reduced to the mechanistic imparting of information from clinician to patient or, worse still, the mere signing of a consent form, rather than the two way, meaningful  conversation between clinician and patient it should be. If we can change this mindset and view obtaining  consent as an ethical duty first and foremost, one that is central to respecting the autonomy and dignity of  patients, then we will have taken a major step towards first class consent and uninterrupted lunches.”



Confidentiality & Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be

disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse or animal abuse, for which I am required

         by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.


  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Privacy Policy:

I promise to do my utmost to protect your privacy at all times, which means your personal information and your identity. I have your personal information locked in a file cabinet at all times. My office is not used by anyone else and the door is locked at all times when not in use.

I realize that your physical identity may be recognized by others as there is a general waiting area that I share at the MacDonald Centre of Natural Medicine, but I will do my best to not say your first or last name and will only introduce myself. This way even if another person is in the waiting room, they will not know any identifying information about you. Please understand that since it is a small community you may recognize another person or visa versa, but since there are different health care practitioners at the Macdonald Centre this situation provides further anonymity.