Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy

Your privacy is of great importance to me and I am committed to complying with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding the responsible and secure use of your data.

I have a legitimate interest in processing personal data in order to provide psychological services. The purpose of this statement is to let you know what personal information I collect and hold, why this data is collected, how long it is kept and what your rights are with regards to this personal data. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

When you are referred or refer yourself for psychological services with me you will be asked to consent to the processing of your data under the terms of this policy. I will be responsible for data management, I will abide by this privacy statement, and I will hold my own privacy statement that complies with the GDPR terms.

What information do I collect?

I collect personal data such as name, address, date of birth, GP/medical practitioner details, telephone numbers, and email address. I also collect any data that you give me regarding personal and family background, brief session notes, psychometric assessments and 360 feedback reports, alongside potentially sensitive data relating to medical and mental health conditions.

What do I use your information for?I use your information in the following ways:

What information do I share?

I will not share any information about you with other organisations or people, except in the following situations:

How do I keep your information safe?

Therapeutic will:

in the case of my death or incapacitation your name and contact details will be shared with my Therapeutic Executor, my PA Helen Doyle who will contact you to inform you of my demise, and to offer support should you wish to receive it. Helen can be contacted at [email protected]

Your rights Under the GDPR, you have the right to:

If you have any concerns about the way I handle your data please contact [email protected].   If you feel your concerns have not been resolved effectively you have the right to contact the Information Commissioners Office (www.ico.org.uk)

Changes to this policy
This policy is reviewed every 6 months.