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Thank you for reading my Privacy notice.
Privacy Statement and Data Protection
I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) which means I need to tell you what data I am collecting from you and what I intend to do with it.
Counselling is a confidential safe space just for you, there are some legal and ethical limits to confidentiality which we can talk about when we meet.
Will I share your data and if I do who will I share it with and for what purpose?
It is very unlikely I will share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons
I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court, if you or anyone you tell me about, is at harm or risk of harm I may have to pass this information on to your GP or the police.
Please talk to me about any concerns you may have with regard to the privacy of your information.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS
By supplying your contact details on enquiry or request of my services, you are agreeing to me holding confidential data about you. Client contact data is never used for any marketing purposes and only for the purposes of our therapeutic work together. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, GDPR 2018, you may request sight or removal of your details. Any email, mobile, phone or internet (Skype) you may choose to use to communicate with me, is subject to limits of confidentiality from providers.
How will I store your data and how will I dispose of it?
Any paperwork with client information will be kept in a locked filing cabinet in a locked room .
Any data stored on my computer is unidentifiable using initials only and is password protected. All data collected will be kept for 1 year after we have ended therapy.
Your phone number may be kept on my mobile phone which is passcode protected and will be deleted as soon as therapy has ended.
I will keep all session notes, and consultation form for 1 year after we have ended therapy, after this time I will shred/ destroy all paperwork.
All emails from you will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed and at least within 1 month of us finishing working together.
Email and Web Site:
My e-mail service provider is Google mail and website host is Weebly, both of which are encrypted.
If you contact me, but do not take up one of my services, I do not store your e-mail address in my e-mail Address Book.
If you contact me and you do take up one of my services, I store your e-mail address in my e-mail Address Book. This makes future communication between us faster and more efficient. This will be deleted as soon as Therapy has ended.
If your therapy with me is via Skype, I confirm that Skype's service is encrypted and therefore meets the strict privacy and confidentiality controls.
I meet all of the strict requirements to maintain my Accreditation with The National Counselling Society and to maintain my Registered status with British Association of Counselling Practitioners, enabling me to carry the logo of The Professional Standards Authority.