Code of Practice

  1. Child & Family Therapy Counselling is managed according to the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW); Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Association (PACFA) and the Australian Association of Family Therapist Inc (AAFT). Angela is committed in providing the highest levels of confidentiality and service. This includes protecting your privacy. Any personal details collected about you will be treated in confidence and securely stored as is legally required.
  2. Permission to release information is sought from you. An example is the requirement to report back to the referring GP regarding progress achieved in counselling, ensuring proper collaborative management of care.
  3. There may be limits to confidentiality due to duty of care or legal requirements. For example, information may be disclosed without consent:
    • If the person is at risk of harm to themselves or others
    • If the person’s file is subpoenaed by a court of law

If you have any concerns in regard to these matters, please discuss them with Angela Ranallo.

Child & Family Therapy Counselling Service is an independent counselling and family therapy centre operated by Angela Ranallo, a qualified Clinical Social Worker, Child & Family Therapist and accredited Mental Health Social Worker specialising in Children and Young People Counselling - Parenting Support and Family Counselling - Relationships & Couples Counselling - Adult Mental Health - Trauma Therapy and Clinical Supervision and Training.