Social Media Policy
The use of Social Media by FLO Counselling is not intended to replace therapy in any way. Rather, it is to provide an accessible space to share knowledge and education. I acknowledge that not every post will be fitting to each person, so I encourage you to filter the information and take what feels best for you.
As a Canadian Certified Counsellor, my limits to confidentiality extend to social media, just as they do in our therapeutic relationship. The exceptions to this rule are:
if I have any knowledge that you may harm yourself or others,
that a child (under 19 years of age) is in danger, or
if I am subpoenaed to the Court of Law for a proceeding you are involved in.
If you choose to engage on Social Media, please keep in mind that it is not a secure and confidential platform; as such, you have a choice in how you interact and what such interactions could potentially expose. Interaction with a platform could expose our therapeutic relationship if one is already formed; however, I will never respond or engage in online conversations to ensure that I am respecting your full confidentiality.
I do not list my practice on any testimonial or review sites. If you find my business listed under a review site such as Google or Yahoo, I have not solicited this request and am unlikely to ever see a review posted. To ensure your own confidentiality, be aware of leaving reviews on any of these sites as this information is public. If we are working together, I would also encourage you to discuss any feedback in session. I believe that this is a very important part of therapy and I will always encourage you to be as open and honest with me as you feel comfortable.
If you do choose to follow my business Social Media accounts, I will not follow you back to support my ethical code of conduct. I will only ever use a search engine to look up information on a client in the rare case that there is a crisis and I am ensuring your well being. Otherwise, if you have not been in touch through your usual means of communication, I may use a search engine to try and get a hold of you if I feel it is necessary to do so.
If you have any further questions about my social media policy, please contact me here or bring your inquiries to our next session together.