PRIVACY AND GDPR
Your privacy is taken seriously, all therapy and handling of data that you provide to me is held in accordance with current data protection regulations.
I am ICO registered.
The following explains how I collect and store your information.
Information that you provide to me
At the start of therapy, I ask you to complete an intake form, this form provides basic minimal information about yourself, my computer is password protected and emails are transported via an encrypted connection. only I have access to my emails.
The intake forms are then printed and kept in a locked filing cabinet in my office, I then delete the email you sent to me.
Only I have the key code to access to my office and filling cabinet .
On the reverse side of the intake form I note the dates you attend therapy with me, anything discussed in therapy is confidential and nothing is ever written in notes.
I am required by my insurance company to keep this data for 7 years, after this time it is shredded.
Every 4 weeks I am required by my governing body to attend supervision, this is to ensure I am working ethically, effectively and adhering to professional standards and guidelines.
If your case is discussed no names are ever shared and you will not be identifiable.
Harm to yourself or others.
If during our sessions it becomes evident that you may be at risk of harm, I may with your consent contact an appropriate professional to get you further support.
If you disclose to me, you intend to harm yourself or others it is my legal obligation to inform the relevant authorities, in this case I do not require your consent.
My Therapeutic will.
In the event of my death or incapacitation while we are working together, my executor- (fellow registered professional) – will be given access to my information and you will be contacted by them and signposted to an alternative professional or service.
Your rights are protected under the GDPR Legislation.