Confidentiality and Data Protection
I provide a confidential therapy service in line with my regulating body – The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office.
This means your sessions will not be discussed with anyone else without your prior knowledge. It also means that your personal information will not be seen by anyone but me.
However, there are some legal and professional limits to this confidentiality, so please ask me any questions you have in our first session.
I also undertake professional supervision under the BACP guidelines.
Personal information is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’. Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such; as your name and contact details; your notes. But it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers/codes, electronic location data like emails and contact forms from my website, and phone numbers stored upon my client-only mobile phone. All this information remains confidential.