Survivors Of Abuse Recovering
A survivor can expect all information shared with the peer counselor to be held in conﬁdence. The only exception is if the survivor at any time becomes an obvious risk, in that they plan to do harm to themselves or others. It is then the peer counselor’s duty to refer the survivor to the appropriate professional. The conﬁdentiality guidelines will be discussed with the survivor at their ﬁrst session so that they are aware of the consequences of this exception.