The Talking Compass places utmost importance on each of its client's information and guarantees complete and persistent confidentiality in accordance with the highest ethical standards followed in psychotherapeutic and counselling practice. You are safe and secure with us. We vouch to preserving the sanctity of your personal information as a priority.
We provide counselling, coaching, therapeutic and skill building services for individuals, communities and organizations in physical and digital space. We do not provide medical assistance and regrettably can't help you for acute psychiatric distress or suicidal ideation. If you are experiencing intense medical or psychiatric disturbance, please check into your nearest hospital's emergency room and call a family member, colleague or a trusted friend.
Rights & Protocols
Identifying a client: A person and/or an organization and/or a community who approaches us for a therapeutic consultation, counselling and/or coaching services is identified as a client for all purposes. The client is to be in a sound state to provide consent for being a part of the therapeutic, counselling and/or coaching process.
Beneficence and nonmaleficence: Psychologists/MHPs working with us are to remain aware of their professional influence and the potential consequences therein on individuals and groups who seek counsel with them, especially with respect to preventing misuse or abuse, while additionally maintaining awareness of how the psychologist's own physical and mental health may influence their work. Among professional interactions and research, psychologists ought to respect and protect the rights and welfare of patients and participants.
Fidelity and responsibility: Clients and MHPs are asked to sign off on a confidentiality clause prior to starting therapy to ensure their integrity, confidentiality and no breach of trust at any instance. All practitioners commit to a scientific temper and use of tested, well-researched methods for counselling, therapy and coaching practices.
Disclosure: Psychologists/Therapists/Consulting MHPs delivering services provide information beforehand to clients and when appropriate those directly affected by the services about
(1) the nature and objectives of the services,
(2) the intended recipients
(3) which of the individuals are clients
(4) the relationship the psychologist will have with each person and the organization
(5) the probable uses of services provided and information obtained,
(6) who will have access to the information
(7) limits of confidentiality.
As soon as feasible, they provide information about the results and conclusions of such services to appropriate persons.
Informed Consent: Clients are actively asked for their consent after having being explained the nature of engagement and the process of engagement. We will initiate any interaction only after a written and explicit form of consent is obtained from the client.
Withdrawal/Suspension of Services: We reserve the right to withdraw or suspend any/all services if faced with any form of ethical violation/breach and/or any evident risk to a therapist or a consulting partner's wellbeing. Clients who would like to withdraw or suspend services are allowed to do so at their own behest.
All our clients first engage in an individual conversation with a counselor or a therapist either over skype or in person in order to best understand the issues, followed by a comprehensive case formulation and determining the best possible treatment and help options. We reserve the right to provide service to prospective clients basis our evaluation and ethical consideration.