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Hi, thank you for your question. Jsut a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you in England or Wales
-What the issues are which led to this referral to counselling?
-What are the current arrangements for your daughter to live/see you?
-Are there any court orders regarding her?
Thanks for confirming. As you are her mother you have parental responsibiltiy which entitles you to be involved and consultated regarding major decisions regarding your daughter, including health issues. If you were married to the father or if he was named on the birth certificate, he too has parental responsibility.
Counselling should be a voluntary matter and she should not be forced to engage. In any event, if it appears she is being forced to attend the counsellor will note this and any sessions that take place are unlikely to be productive if she does not engage with the counsellor. It is also likely that the counselling sessions will be confidential and everything discussed between the counsellor and your daughter will be between them and neither you nor the father will likely be able to access this information if it is decided it should be confidential, but in any event as you are the main carer the father should be discussing this referral and these issues with you.
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