If you interpret words as such you call. It's your interpretation that matters.
and in that case people should be worried....
I disagree. Keeping confidentiality is the cornerstone of my profession. No one in the mental health field wants to break confidentiality; we are an outlet for people. We are required by law and our licensing board to break it in very specific instances (i.e., if a client or a specific other person is at risk), but if we do so haphazardly, we can be sued.
It is not my job to interpret or determine anything. If a statement is made that appears to be about abuse, suicidality, or a potential homicide, then I am obligated to ask more questions to assess the situation. Based on those responses, I may or may not have to report these statements to CPS, the police, or an emergency contact (depending on the situation).
In the first session of counseling, a therapist is supposed to discuss the limits of confidentiality with their clients. I do this, and then if, in a session, it appears that a client is about to discuss something that may be reportable, I remind them of these limits. And if they tell me something that does need reporting, then I discuss with them what will have to be done, and ask if they would like for us to report together.
The whole reason why there are limits of confidentiality are to protect people that aren't able to protect themselves. I don't think this should make people be worried about opening up in counseling. If it does, then I would wonder about what things they are keeping to themselves, and who they are trying to protect by not telling.
But going back to the OP original question, since she is an adult and the abuse happened when she was an adult, a counselor would not be able to break confidentiality unless the children were at risk, which it doesn't sound like they are. So the OP shouldn't be worried.