Privacy and confidentiality is your right as a client.
Counsellors are ethically and legally bound to protect their clients’ privacy. That means a counsellor will not reveal any information or identification to a third party except in the case that the client gives written consent to the counsellor to do so.
The law protects the relationship between a counsellor and a client except in case of vital interest (e.g. fraud etc.), legal obligation (e.g. court order) or to prevent imminent danger or threat to somebody’s life (to prevent child abuse, suicide or homicide).
For more information about client confidentiality, please visit the website of the American Psychology Association