Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me and you can be confident that your personal information will be kept safe and secure and will only be used for the purpose it was given to me. I adhere to current data protection legislation.

When you start therapy, you will be provided with a written privacy statement showing how information is collected, held and stored by me. This privacy policy statement describes how all personal data is processed and protected (paper and electronic), and all other ways in which your privacy is protected. Data will only be given to third parties with your consent or when I am legally obliged to do so. Data will never be sold to third parties. The privacy statement also shows how long your data is to be held and for what reason. It explains that you have the right to request a copy of your data. You also have the right to ask for personal data to be erased, unless there is a legal obligation for the information to be retained. The privacy statement is part of the contract, that needs to be signed to show you have read and understood before therapy begins.

The contract you receive, also discusses confidentiality regarding the counsellor’s need for supervision and how client anonymity is protected as well as the limits of confidentiality should a serious risk of harm arise to either the client or another human being during therapy. If you decide not to proceed, I will ensure all your personal data is deleted within 48 hours. If you would like this information deleted sooner,  please let me know.

When you visit my website, I use a third party service, Cobweb Digital, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns so that I can continually improve my service to you. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. More about my use of cookies, is incorporated in my privacy statement. No user-specific data is collected by me or any third party. If you fill in a form on my website, that data will be temporarily stored on the web host before being sent to me.

If you have any questions regarding your privacy, do not hesitate to ask.