Social Media Disclaimer
The intention for using social media is for marketing, education, advocacy, and providing content that viewers may find useful. A counselling relationship is a professional relationship and in today's technological climate, a social media presence or following your counsellor on social media is not to be confused with a relationship outside of sessions. Ethical, professional, and therapeutic boundaries must be followed and honoured. To maintain confidentiality if you are a client, you can follow me on social media, however, it is recommended that you do not engage, comment, share or react to content from your counsellor's social media pages.
Direct messaging is another risk to your privacy. Remember, commenting and messaging between sessions is not a confidential or encouraged means of communication. Please schedule an official session to discuss, explore, and ask any treatment related questions or concerns. Social media is not an appropriate medium for sharing therapeutic concerns, questions, comments, or reaching out in crisis to your counsellor. When you direct message you may not be interacting with the counsellor directly. Comments and messages are monitored by social media admins and staff.
A counsellor's social media page is not therapy, a replacement for a professional counselling relationship, or substitute for mental health care. A social media presence as a counselling professional is not seeking an endorsement or rating from past or current clients. No social media posts should be considered professional advice. The information contained in posts is general information for educational purposes only.
I do not offer counselling via DM's or give personal opinions to questions like 'should I leave my partner'.
I honour myself and others by deleting or blocking people who are disrespectful, demeaning or ill-spirited. I understand that you may not agree with all my posts and you may find my posts unhelpful to you so I invite you to unfollow or block me whenever you want. Counsellor and marriage therapist isn’t my identity, it’s my occupation. I am human.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, you should call 000 or admit yourself to your nearest hospital or Emergency Room. Alternatively, you should call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for free 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention support.