One of the first things a counsellor will do is to go over a formal agreement (contract) outlining confidentiality.
This is an agreement between counsellor and client. It is there for the safety of you and the counsellor. Included would be such things as; confidentiality, number of sessions, complaints procedure, times, fees etc.
I am a qualified Private Psychodynamic Counsellor and a Registered Member with the BACP.
I have over fifteen years of experience providing one2one, face2face counseling for Individuals in my private practice.