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Privacy Policy otherwise known as the Privacy Statement and the therapeutic contract will both be discussed within our initial session.
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018. I take your privacy extremely seriously and I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
The following explains what data I keep, why I need to keep this date and how I handle your data:

Name and age – this is basic information that helps me to get to know you
Address, email address, phone number – I use this as a way of contacting you regarding sessions. I will mainly use the method you first contacted me on but if I can’t reach you, I will try a different method.
GP details/Next of Kin – If I become worried that you are at risk of harm, then I may need to contact your GP, emergency services or next of kin. I would inform you, before doing so to ascertain and explain the safeguarding risk.
Session notes – I keep very brief anonymous notes of our sessions, in accordance to my indemnity insurance and professional governing body of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Will I share your data? If I do need to share your data, who will I share it with and for what purpose?

It is unlikely that I will need to share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons. However, if my notes are subpoenaed by court, or if you or anyone you tell me about is at risk of harm, I may have to share some information with the emergency services, GP or social care.
You have a right to access notes written about yourself. I have regular supervision where I talk about my work but I always keep your identity anonymous.

How will I store your data?
Data are stored in password protected electronic folders, this includes the contract, contact details and brief session notes. Any paper data/information are held in a locked filing cabinet.
Phone numbers are stored in my mobile phone and will be deleted approximately one month after our work ends.
If your main way of contacting me is via email, your email address is stored on my email account. Both my mobile and my computer are password protected and encrypted.

How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose of your data?
I keep your brief session notes, your name and unique code for up to 7 years, these are stored in a locked filing cabinet/password protected electronic folders on a secure laptop (as recommended by my insurance company and professional governing body of the BACP).
I will shred/delete your personal information approximately 1 month after our work finishes.