Child therapists understand where you’re coming from: you may feel that since you are the child’s legal guardian, you have the right to know everything about them.
But to do our job effectively, we need to consider how your child feels about you knowing their private thoughts, feelings and actions. Kids are like little adults waiting to become ‘big’ adults. They are persons who deserve to know when they are in a secure place, and who they can trust unconditionally.
So, just like we would guard an adult’s privacy when performing therapy services, we would maintain a child’s privacy too. They are human, individual, unique, and worthy of respect and honour. We believe they should be treated as such.
And so, with that explained, we would never be able to disclose minute details about your child’s play in our therapy sessions. It is our standard of practice.
What we can talk about, however, is how you can work with your child so that they will feel open enough to tell you their inner thoughts and feelings on their own. Also, rest assured that if there are concerns that we feel should be communicated to you in order to help your child, we will be talking.