Douglas College > Student Services > Support > Counselling > Confidentiality
We respect the concerns you may have about the privacy of the material that you share with your counsellor and this information is always held in the strictest confidence.
Your counsellor may consult with other Douglas College counsellors for purposes of professional supervision. Nothing will be released to third parties without signed consent, except when required by law.
If a counsellor or her files are subpoenaed he or she will have to disclose what is asked from him or her by the courts. Counsellors are also required by law to report clearly imminent dangers to self and/or others and instances of current child abuse.
If you wish certain information to be shared, we will do so only with your fully informed consent.
In order to facilitate confidentiality, at your first counselling session the counsellor will discuss this with you and will ask you to sign an Information & Consent to Counsel Form. See here for a copy of it.
If you have questions about confidentiality, contact us.