Privacy Policy

  

GDPR Privacy Statement

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is concerned with the personal information about you that I collect, store, and share

Personal information I will collect.

  • Name
  • Gender (or preferred identity).
  • Age
  • Date of Birth
  • Relationships & Progeny
  • Occupation
  • Address
  • Telephone/SMS number (plus permission to send      SMS & leave voice message)
  • Email address
  • Counselling History
  • Medical conditions relevant to counselling
  • Prescribed medication
  • Difficulties
  • Session summary

How I will store your Personal Information.

Storage Methods

  • Paper:written      notes (anonimised)
  • Smartphone:your      contact details are stored on my Iphone which is passcode protected
  • Email/SMSyour      email address and correspondence will be stored in my email account by      nature of you contacting me. Your telephone number may be stored in my SMS      should we exchange messages this way. Electronic correspondence will also      be held by the corresponding app.

Documents Held

Paper…

  • Contact Sheet
  • Contract/Agreement
  • Brief Session Notes
  • GDPR Agreement
  • Client Code (linking documents)

Electronic…

  • Contact name & telephone
  • Email/SMS

How I may Process/Share your Personal Information.

Consultation

I seek a monthly consultation with another therapist/supervisor qualified in this process. The consultation process is for my practice (rather than seeking instruction on working with you). In order to protect your privacy, my consultant will not know you personally nor professionally. I will refer to you by your first name, and I may refer to you information verbally when it’s helpful to my professional processes.

Emergencies

If your health is in jeopardy (provided I have your consent) I may share your contact information with an emergency healthcare service (e.g. Mental Health Crisis Team). If I have become aware of your intent to cause harm to another person/organisation (e.g. terrorism), the law may require that I inform an authority without seeking your permission. In such a situation, the law may require that I share your personal information without your

Erasing your Information

When we have finished working together, I will erase electronic copies of your information & correspondence within one month. I will hold onto your written information for up to seven years past the end of our working together. This is so that I have a reference of our work in situations such as you returning to counselling in the future.  After this time has passed, I will shred the written information.

Your Rights

You have the following rights…

  • To be informed what information I hold (i.e.      this document).
  • To see the information I hold about you (free      of charge for the initial request).
  • To rectify any inaccurate or incomplete      personal information.
  • To withdraw consent to me using your personal      information.
  • To request your personal information be      erased (though I can decline whilst the information is needed for      me to practice lawfully & competently).