When you contact me or start therapy with me, I collect appropriate contact and background information. This information is kept in strict confidence and in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is concerned with personal information that I collect, store, manage and share and I am required to provide you with clear information about how this is done when you are using this website.
If we commence working together, I ask you to complete some forms which I keep in a locked filing cabinet. When we complete our work, I keep your records for 5 years in line with my insurance requirements, after which time this information will be securely destroyed.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide at least 48 hours' notice to avoid being charged for the session. The full session fee will be charged if you cancel with less than 48 hours' notice.
Your privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance. In accordance with the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am required to undertake regular supervision. For this purpose, I may disclose some details of our work to my supervisor.
I am legally and ethically obligated to breach confidentiality if I consider that your
welfare or the welfare of others is at serious risk of harm. Wherever possible, I will
consult you before breaching confidentiality.