You can be confident that your personal information will be kept safe and secure, in line with current data protection regulations.
The GDPR states that I must have a lawful basis for processing your personal information. There are different lawful bases depending on the stage at which I am processing your data, as follows:
If you are in contact with me to consider therapy or if you are currently having therapy, I will collect and process your personal information where it is necessary to satisfy your enquiry in order to establish or fulfil a contract.
UK data protection regulation and the GDPR also makes sure that I look after any sensitive personal information that you may disclose to me appropriately as part of our work together. This type of information is called ‘special category data’. The condition for me processing any special category data is your explicit consent.
No specific data is collected when you visit my website.
When you contact me by email, telephone or text message, I will collect information to help me satisfy your enquiry. This will include your name, email address, telephone number any other information you choose to give me.
Any information I collect is stored electronically on a password protected smartphone, on a password protected laptop, and on password protected third-party exchange servers, including Hotmail and iCloud in accordance with UK data protection regulation, the GDPR and ICO requirements.
Whether we agree to work together or not, everything we discuss is strictly confidential. I will never disclose any information about you or what we discuss to any third party unless I am required to do so in line with ethical, contractual or legal obligations, or where I feel there is a risk to your safety or to the safety of others. If I do need to disclose information for these purposes I will always try to do this in discussion with you and with your consent.
If you decide not to proceed I will ensure all your personal information is deleted as soon as reasonably possible and no later than within one month.
By accessing and using my website, or when you contact me by email, telephone, text message or via my website, you consent to the collection and use of data about you as set out in this notice.