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‘This is an excellent book. It builds well on Peter Jenkins' admirable earlier contribution to our knowledge of the many legal matters that are of vital concern to counsellors (Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, SAGE 1997) It is my intention, as a counsellor and lecturer to make Peter Jenkins' new book required reading for all our students. Indeed I would go as far to say that all counsellors, not matter how experienced they consider themselves, should consider this book as essential reading. As the advert says, “don't leave home without one!” — Norman Claringbull, Counselling at Work. ‘This is good value for trainees and experienced practitioners alike, provoking reflection and providing a useful reference source‘ — Sally Scott, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Counsellors and ...

The Law of Confidentiality – A Solution or Part of the Problem?
The law of confidentiality – a solution or part of the problem?

In my experience few issues produce as much concern and are a source of such difficulty for therapists as the management of confidentiality. It touches on many different aspects of therapy. Confidentiality concerns protecting information as secret. It marks the boundary between the realms of what is considered public and therefore communicable to people about the client and matters that are private to the person concerned. This raises potentially contentious and sometimes difficult questions concerning who should decide what falls within the public or private realms. Should it be the therapist or the client? To what extent should these decisions be determined ...

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