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All unplanned pregnancy counselling sessions are confidential.

Counsellors will not share your personal information or anything you discuss with anyone.

But there are circumstances where the counsellor may have to share information. If this happens, a counsellor will only give information to the relevant authorities.

Counsellors will tell you if they have to break confidentiality. They will tell you beforehand unless this puts you or someone else at risk.

This may happen where a counsellor has reason to believe that:

  • you’re at risk of harm
  • there is a child protection issue
  • other people are at risk of harm

The counsellor may also have to share information if:

  • they are required to by law or a court order
  • it is in the public interest

Page last reviewed: 16 June 2022
Next review due: 16 June 2025