In line with the new regulations for the general data protection regulations I need to tell you what data I am collecting from you and what I intend to do with it.
What data do I keep and why do I need it?
Name and age – this is basic information that helps me get to know you.
Address, email address, phone number – I use this as a way of contacting you regarding your sessions. I will mainly use the method you first contacted me on but if I cannot reach you, I will try a different method.
Next of kin/ GP’s details – If I was worried that you were at risk then I may need to contact your next of kin or GP, if I can. I will let you know when/if I am going to do this.
Session notes – I keep brief anonymous notes of our session(s), description of system they are kept in if appropriate.
Will I share your data and if I do, who will I share it with and for what purpose?
It is very unlikely that I will share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons. I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court, if you or anyone you tell me about is at harm or risk of harm I may have to pass this information on. I also have regular Supervision where I talk about my work but I do not use your name.
How will I store your data?
It is mainly stored as hard copy in a locked filing cabinet. Immediately after the work is finished, I transfer the data with your initials to my password protected computer. Your phone number(s) may be kept in my business mobile phone with your first name and last initial. Only I will access your information.
How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose of it?
I will keep Your session notes with your initials for 5 years.
I will delete your phone number out of my mobile phone 3 months after our work finishes. Unless you have opted in for me to keep your mobile number and email address to receive further updates on workshops, newsletter or free downloads.
You can exercise certain rights in relation to your personal data that I process. These are set out in more detail at
Previous Clients completed work seen before 25th May 2018
Your data will be deleted automatically as of 25th May 2018
You will be given the option to OPT IN to receive further communications from myself during and after our work has been completed.