Confidentiality in Family Counselling – Perth Child Custody

“A family counsellor must not disclose a communication made to the counsellor…unless the disclosure is required or authorised…”

Disclosure may be made without authorisation for the purpose of:

  1. Protecting a child from risk of harm; or
  2. Preventing or lessening a serious threat to the life or health of a person; or
  3. Preventing or lessening a serious threat to the property of a person; or
  4. Reporting the commission of an offence involving violence or threat of violence.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

Child custody proceedings can be very complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding child custody.

Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.