APS Charter

Australian Psychological Society (APS) Charter

Australian Psychological Society (APS) Charter

Charter for clients of APS psychologists

Circle of Life Psychology Practice is committed to uphold the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Charter of Client Rights:

All psychologists are legally required to be registered in Australia, which means your psychologist is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Your psychologist is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the largest professional organisation for psychologists in Australia. These safeguards mean that your psychologist is properly trained and ensures that you receive high quality, ethical service. 

As a client of an APS psychologist, you have a right to expect that: 

  • You will be treated with respect at all times 
  • Your cultural background and language tradition will be respected 
  • You will be given a clear explanation of the services you will receive 
  • You will be asked to give your consent for any service provided by your psychologist prior to the service commencing and as it progresses 
  • You will receive an explanation about the confidentiality of the service and the exceptional situations where your confidentiality may not be protected


If you have any concerns about the above matters, discuss them with your psychologist. If you have concerns about the conduct of your psychologist, you may call either the Psychology Board of Australia on 1300 419 495, or the Australian Psychological Society on (03) 8662 3300.
The Australian Psychological Society Limited
PO Box 38 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 8009 Australia
Telephone (03) 8662 3300 Facsimile (03) 9663 6177
© 2015 by The Australian Psychological Society Limited

Reference: APS Charter of Client rights – Download here.