I collect, store and process information about you to enable me to run my psychotherapy practice and to provide an ethical service to you.
Personal information I collect
I collect the following information in order to help me provide psychological therapy to you, receive clinical supervision and consultation, and to maintain my accounts. I am able to collect this information upon the legal basis of “Legitimate Interests” for the purposes of healthcare, as described in the GDPR regulations.
Name, gender, date of birth, relationships, parents, siblings, children, occupation, address, telephone numbers, email address, counselling /therapy history, medical conditions, prescribed medication, emotional & psychological issues, employment, education, and social life details.
Physical and mental health details, sexual life, racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs, offences and alleged offences.
How I may Process/Share your personal information
Your information is stored anonymously, under lock and key and/or password protected. I will keep this information for up to 7 years, at which point it will be deleted. I may use this information to track the progress of our work together or in discussion with my supervisor for reflection and guidance. They are also bound by the same rules of confidentiality, code of ethics, and rules of GDPR. Your contact information may also be passed on to my appointed Therapeutic Executor so that you are informed should anything happen to me that prevents me from attending a session and from communicating with you directly – such as serious illness.
You have the following rights: to be informed about what information I hold; to have information about you deleted; to have inaccuracies corrected; to access information about you free of charge within 1 month of your request; to not receive any unsolicited marketing; to determine how information about you is processed; to complain if you are unhappy about any of the above by contacting the Information Commissioners Office here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ although I trust that you will try to discuss this with me in the first instance.