Privacy Notice

I provide training services in eating disorders & obesity and I provide counselling services for the general public

 

Any personal information sent via this website will only be used to contact you with details of the services you have requested and will not be retained for any other purpose, neither will your data be shared with any other organization.

 

Following is my privacy policy for clients:

I am committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and this information explains how any data collected from you will be processed. The lawful basis for holding your data is your consent and to fulfill my contract with you.

I am holding four types of data

  • Contact data is held in order to contact you, or in case of an emergency, your named contact or GP.

  • Personal data is held to provide a safe and professional service to you. It is information you provided.

  • Counselling notes these are brief and anonymized records of counselling sessions.

  • Anonymized browsing data for statistical purposes only.

Contact and personal data might be shared with third parties if you are at risk of harm to yourself or others. Counselling notes would only be shared if ordered by a court of law to do so.

Personal data and counselling notes are stored separately and all data is stored electronically and password protected and /or encrypted. As soon as digitized, paper copies will be shredded.

Communications between therapists and their clients must be retained according to the rules of our Regulatory Authority for 7 years.  And data will be stored for that period of time and will be securely destroyed thereafter.

I use standard email and text messaging mainly for arranging appointments and as these services are typically not encrypted, I would not recommend to use any of these communication means for confidential content.

My website does not use cookies and none of the links on my website to other providers constitute an endorsement. My hosting provider might collect anonymous statistical usage data.

You have the right at any time to request access to the data I hold about you and view and amend information. Unless I am legally obliged to hold this data you also have the right to have my data deleted. Any request for access will be dealt with within the legal period of 1 month.