We take confidentiality very seriously and this is discussed with all clients during their first appointment.

We aim to provide a caring and effective service in a safe environment. We are particularly mindful of the need to provide a professional, confidential service and will always take note of any instructions you may have about how we are to contact you. We will not reveal confidential information about you to a third party unless someone’s personal safety is at risk.

We offer a confidential service for young people and respect their right to independently access support and assistance. The boundaries of confidentiality are explained to young people using our services and Relate has a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy to ensure that whilst we support young people we also help to keep them safe.

Relate Mid Thames & Buckinghamshire has a team of well trained, professional counsellors and therapists who work within the ethical framework of counselling practice, conduct and confidentiality of the following:

  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT)
  • Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)

Relate Code of Ethics and Practice July 2018

Link to BACP Ethical framework for the counselling professions (July 2018)

Link to COSRT Code of Ethics and Practice

Link to Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) January 2018