I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) which means I need to tell you what data I am collecting from you and what I intend to do with it.

What data do I keep and why do I need it?

* Name and age: basic information to help me get to know you.

* Address, email address, phone number: to contact you regarding your sessions.

* GP and healthcare provider details: in case of a health emergency. If you are under the care of a health agency (e.g. community mental health) or under the supervision of social services or on parole, you may want to need to share that information with me.

* Session notes: I keep very brief anonymous notes of our session.

Will I share your data and if I do who will I share it with and for what purpose?

I will not share your personal data or any information about our sessions without your explicit consent. Exceptions are as follows: I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court. If you or anyone you tell me about is at harm or risk of harm I may have to pass this information on. I also have regular supervision where I talk about my case load but names are kept confidential.

How will I store your data?

Personal data is stored in locked physical files and/or password protected electronic files. Your phone number and email address will be stored on a passcode and fingerprint protected mobile phone with your first name and last initial only.

How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose of it?

Session notes are retained for 5 years.
One month after our last session, I will destroyed and/or permanently delete all personal data from electronic files and mobile phone storage.


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