I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) which means 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 can’t reach you I will try a different method.
Your doctors details – If I was worried that you were at risk then I may need to contact your
doctor, if I could I would tell you I was going to do this.
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 to your GP or the police.
I have also appointed a Clinical Executor. In the unfortunate event, I can no longer work with
you, they will have access to your details and will get in touch with you.
How will I store your data?
The data on this paper is kept in a locked filing cabinet and I transfer your name and a
code to my password-protected laptop and your phone numbers may be kept in my business mobile phone which is code protected.
Group Work notes are stored under the group name not under each individual.