Session Data Protection Regulation
I make client notes: name, date of birth, age and contact details along with a brief outline of the first session which may include goals. The information I collect will only be used for Therapy and will never be shared with anyone else.
There may be exceptional circumstances or emergency situations when I may be required to share your information. I will always try to talk to you first as a priority.
Confidentiality may need to be breached in the following circumstances:
If a client, a child or vulnerable adult is at risk or harm, information may be shared with another professional or relevant services.
If there is disclosure of terrorism or money laundering I am legally obliged under the terrorism and money laundering act to disclose this information to the police.
Finally, if I am subpoenaed by a court to share any information then I must do so upon request.
Data storage and Disposal
All documents and data recorded are stored locked safely away or stored on a password-protected computer and phone. Once Therapy ends I will keep brief session data/notes for 5 years in line with my insurance policy and legal obligations.
General Data Protection Regulations provide you with the following rights:
To be informed about the collection and use of your personal information.
The right to access a copy of any information held about you, within a period of no more than 1 month.
The right to Data portability allows you the right to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services.
Accessing your data
If you wish to make a request for your data under a data subject access request please do so in writing. I will then request you to sign a disclosure consent form. You will then expect to receive the information within 30 days of receipt of the request.