Reply To: Email counselling – pros and cons

  • Shannon

    April 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Hello Angela and Cynthia,

    I took an online therapy course put on by Lawrence Murphy(Worldwide Therapy Online) and text messaging is only secure through a platform that allows this. We used one when training but I cannot remember what it was. If a client sends you a text, we were told to print these off and store them in our files if there is any concerning or relevant info and delete them. I let clients know that if they do text me to set up a session or to cancel that they do not put any personal information in their texts.My understanding of email is that it is never truly secure and that we need to have a disclaimer in our emails about this to clients. Here is what mine says:

    This e-mail is confidential and is intended only for the person(s) to whom it is addressed. Any distribution, copying, or other use by anyone else is strictly prohibited. If you received this e-mail in error, please destroy this e-mail and contact me directly.

    Shannon’s Support Services puts the security of the client at a high priority. Therefore, we have put efforts into ensuring that the message is error and virus-free. Unfortunately, full security of the email cannot be ensured as, despite our efforts, the data included in emails could be infected, intercepted, or corrupted. Therefore, the recipient should check the email for threats with proper software, as the sender does not accept liability for any damage inflicted by viewing the content of this email.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  Shannon.