I must collect and hold information of a personal nature about you and I am committed to ensuring that I do this in a way that protects your privacy. If you have any concerns or questions about this policy or anything contained within it, please contact me so to discuss further.
As a private counsellor, in accordance to GDPR (2018) and the Data Protection Act (1998), all information that I hold must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully.
Information must be obtained for specific lawful purposes.
Information must be adequate, relevant and not excessive.
Information must be accurate and kept up to date.
Information should not be held for longer than is necessary and should be processed according to an individual’s rights under law and be protected in appropriate ways.
How information is used
The information you share during therapy and on this website is confidential. Information will not be shared with anybody connected to you, and I will not inform anybody that you are seeing me except from the referring organisation (if applicable).
The information I document can be shared with you at any time. You can request to see all data I have and I can go through it with you if required.
Information may be shared with other organisations if I decide that not sharing that information may place you, or anybody else at risk of harm. For example, if you advise that you are a risk to yourself or others, you disclose a child or adult safeguarding concern, or a serious crime.
Information may also be shared if it is demanded by a court of law.
Anonymised information will be shared routinely when discussing my caseloads in Clinical Supervision. No client-identifiable information will ever be shared as part of this process.
Information received via my website contact form will be collected, stored securely and used to contact you in response to your enquiry. The website may collect your IP address, email address, computer and connection information. The website may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times and length of visits to certain pages.
Email addresses may be used to send relevant updates, information or news.