I often suggest solo sessions with individual partners to assess and develop their desire and ability to optimize their relationship. Either member of the couple may also request and receive such a solo session, providing that the other member is informed in advance.
If an individual privately discloses secret facts or behaviors and explicitly requests that I keep that secret from their partner in joint sessions, I will not reveal them. However, I may, at my discretion, take any of several courses, from urging disclosure, changing the format to individual counseling, or withdrawing completely. Please see my Client Service Agreement for a more complete discussion of this.