I take the responsibility to protect your personal data very seriously and I respect your privacy, and your right to control your personal data. With that in mind, I wish to notify you that I collect, store and process personal information in order to run my psychotherapy practice. Information about you might include contact details, as well as information about your age, health (mental and physical), sexuality, domestic and financial arrangements and other special category data. As per GDPR regulations, I am permitted to collect this information on the legal basis of ‘Legitimate interests’.
Your information is stored anonymously, under lock and key, and/or is encrypted and password protected. I may use this information to track the progress of our work together or to receive reflection and guidance from my supervisor. I will keep this information for up to six years at which point it will be erased and/or destroyed.
With regard to how any information is used, you have the right to: have information about you deleted, have inaccuracies corrected and to access information about you free of charge within one month. You have the right to determine how information about you is processed and not to receive unsolicited marketing, and while I hope that in the first instance you would attempt to discuss any issues with me, you retain the right to complain if you are unhappy about any of the above by contacting the Information Commissioners Office here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Furthermore, should anything happen to me that prevents me from attending a session, or from communicating to you directly, such as in the event of severe illness or death, then I wish you to know I have appointed a Therapeutic Executor who, should such circumstances arise, would be able to access your contact details in order to notify you.