Online Psychotherapy – Safeguarding The Therapist, The Client And The Profession During The Covid-19 Pandemic – Declan Peelo

Therapist and client videoconferencing

Confidentiality, an ethical imperative in psychotherapy, could be compromised in online working, in ways not normally associated with face to face therapy, i.e., potential risks from the client’s own remote environment; unauthorised access by third parties to the digital platform, deliberate or accidental, during an online session (DPC, 2020; IACP, 2019b; APA, 2013; Rousmaniere, Abbass, & Frederickson, 2014).