Psychological services require a private and confidential relationship in which you can feel safe to talk about your concerns. At Ripples, you have the right to privacy and confidentiality. In order to safeguard this, information you share with your psychologist is treated in the strictest confidence. In general, no information about your participation is released to anyone without your prior written consent. For example, if your family wishes to enquire about your status, our staff will not acknowledge nor reveal your information without your permission. The only exceptions to this understanding of confidentiality are those unusual circumstances when confidential information is needed to protect someone's health or safety.
At Ripples, we abide by the highest standard of confidentiality for services and professionalism. Professional conducts and services are upheld in accordance with our staff members' training and background of expertise. See the following code of ethics from the recognized societies: