I collect, store and process information about you to enable me to run my psychotherapy practice and to provide an ethical service to you. This information can include your contact details, as well as information about your age, health (mental and physical), sexuality, domestic and financial arrangements and other special category data. I am able to collect this information upon the legal basis of “Legitimate Interests” for the purposes of healthcare, as per GDPR regulations.
Your information is stored anonymously, under lock and key and/or password protected. I will keep this information for up to 6 years, at which point it will be deleted. I may use this information to track the progress of our work together or in discussion with my supervisor for reflection and guidance. Your contact information may also be passed on to my appointed Therapeutic Executor so that you are informed should anything happen to me that prevents me from attending a session and from communicating with you directly – such as illness or death.
You have the right to have information about you deleted, have inaccuracies corrected, the right to access information about you – free of charge – within 1 month, the right not to receive any unsolicited marketing, the right to determine how information about you is processed and the right to complain if you are unhappy about any of the above by contacting The Information Commissioners Office , although I trust that you will try to discuss this with me in the first instance.