Privacy Statement for Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision

 

This information is about how I use your personal data according to GDPR legislation. This applies to any communication with me and if we begin work together.

 

  • I collect your phone number and email address for the purpose of contacting you, in line with our counselling relationship e.g. cancelling a session.  
     

  • I will only share your details for the purposes of counselling supervision (anonymised) or in the event of my being unable to continue to meet with you as a result of a life altering situation.  
     

  • Data will not be shared with any third party unless directly required by you or legally required for the reasons outlined in my confidentiality policy. 
     

  • I will store your number/email address securely and will dispose of your information (shredding or deletion) two weeks after our work together has ended.  
     

  • If your work with me is funded by AXA or BUPA I use their secure platforms for invoicing and other communications. Any personal data that I share with them will be for the purpose of securing further funding and will be discussed with you first.
     

  • Hand written, anonymised, counselling notes are stored in secure locked storage for 7 years in line with current UKCP guidance and my insurance requirements. 
     

  • Under GDPR you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information I hold about you. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual
     

  • My registration number with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office):ZA363363.
     

  • If you wish to remove your agreement to my use of your data at any point please let me know by phone or email.
     

  • If you have any concerns about how I have handled your data, you can complain to the Information commissioner’s office. https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
     

  • At our first meeting I will give you information about my confidentiality policy and ask you to sign a consent form based on the above information.