When you come in for your free consult, you will get the long answer to that question. The first thing we will do is review several forms including privacy practices, informed consent, and practice policies.
The short answer is everything that happens in counseling stays in counseling. The only exceptions are if the court orders information, child abuse or neglect is reported or observed, or if you are an immediate threat to yourself or others. Keep in mind that reporting suicidal thoughts alone is not enough for me to break confidentiality.
With that said, if you have been court ordered to attend counseling, this may look somewhat different. In those cases, I often have to report to social workers or other such parties (after obtaining a release of information). However, I still do my best to keep your stuff your stuff! I only share what I need to and this is something we can discuss more when we meet and as counseling progresses.