From May 25th 2018, Psychotherapists and Counsellor’s are governed by legislation which we have to adhere to by law. The General Data Protection Regulations. This is an EU law designed to protect the privacy of EU citizens and I am obliged to inform you of the details of how it operates in relation to Counseling and Psychotherapy and client records.
Your privacy is important and I am committed to respecting your privacy. I will apply appropriate protection and management of any information you share with me.
Only the minimum amount of information will be recorded in your file. This is to help me to reflect on your personal and emotional needs going forward in our work together. The information will be kept confidential and with the highest standards of security. The information will only be used in accordance with The Data Protection Regulations and as applicable to the Counseling and Psychotherapy profession.
Who has access to your records and why: I am the only person with access to your records. The information is to help me to manage your case.
How long is your Data retained: At present all records must be retained for seven years after the last appointment. However your file can be destroyed at any time if you request it.
Your Rights: You can demand to see your file at any time.
Data Control Policy: Please see my website www.glanmirecounsellingservices.com for details of my full GDPR policy.
I fully adhere to all of the guidelines as set out in the IACP Code of Ethics and Practice.
The client’s privacy is paramount and clients can be assured of confidentiality.
Limits to Confidentiality:
- If a child or vulnerable adult is in danger and this has not been reported.
- If you are a danger to yourself or others.
- Unreported child sex abuse where the abuser is still alive.
- Involvement in criminal activity.