Your Privacy and GDPR

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is focused on the personal information that is collected, stored and shared. This page aims to let you know what personal information is collected by us, how it is stored and who it is shared with.

Personal Information you will be asked to share with me:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Relevant medical history
  • Difficulties for which you are seeking help

How the information will be stored:

It is common for Clinical Psychologists to write notes during sessions.  All paper notes will be kept securely in a locked filing cabinet.
A cover sheet containing the above information will be securely stored.

Your name (first name and initial of surname) may be stored to identify your telephone number, in case I need to contact you in emergencies.

None of your personal information will be stored on my website.

Clinical Psychologists working in the UK are required to have regular supervision with another psychological therapist. Supervision aims to provide professional support in order for us to develop knowledge and enhance the psychological treatment provided. During supervision your first name may be shared, your surname, date of birth and address will not be shared.

Accessing psychological treatment and assessment is both private and confidential. Your information will not ordinarily be shared.  However, if information is disclosed which indicates that there is risk of serious harm to an individual (either the client or another person) we have a duty to disclose this. We will always discuss this with you unless we believe doing so increases the risk, at which point we may share your personal information with the relevant person or organisation without your consent.

Insurance companies
If your sessions are being funded by your insurance company, they may request information about your therapy. We can discuss this where necessary.

How long is your information held for?
Paper notes (eg those written during sessions) will be held securely for seven years following our final session. This is in line with guidance from BPS and HCPC. After this time they will be securely destroyed.