General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is set up to ensure people have protection for their data.  Set out below is how I will deal with your personal information.

Information gathered

When attending counselling with me I will collect some personal information, ie contact details, emergency contact details and notes to be used in our sessions together.  This information will only be used for contact purposes.

How long will your data be stored for, where will it be kept and who will receive it;

Your Personal data will be kept for 5 years from the end of our work together.  Your details and notes will be stored separately  in a secure location and will not be shared with anyone other than when required under UK Law and where I am legally bound to release access to your personal information.  After that period your Personal Information will be confidentially destroyed.

Who has access to your Personal Information?

I do not share your personal information with any other party and you are able to access it at any time (free of charge) up to the date of destruction.  If requested by you in writing, I will provide your information to a third party.

As a member of the ICO I adhere to their guidelines and will report any data breaches.  You will be informed should this happen.