Privacy

Confidentiality


I keep all corresponcence and records confidential. I am registered as a controller of sensitive data under the Data Protection Act and comply with their recommendations for storing sensitive data. Sensitive data includes our counselling emails and any further notes or discussions and other records I may make about our work. If you have concerns about keeping our work confidential on your computer please ask me about this as it may be prudent for you to open a new email account using a remote server such as hotmail or googlemail just for sending and receiving emails or you may wish to encrypt emails.

Your identity and personal details will be protected by me and the only exceptions I will make are when I judge that there is serious risk to yourself or others or when I am compelled to by Law. In the rare event that I break confidentiality (and this has never previously happened) this would only be done with your prior knowledge In line with BACP accreditation policy I have regular supervision for all my counselling work but I would not disclose your identity to my supervisor.