Privacy policy

Details about the information I process

Description of processing The following is a broad description of the way I process personal information.

Reasons/purposes for processing information

I process personal information to enable me to provide psychotherapy/counselling, and to maintain my records.

Type/classes of information processed

I process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This information may include:

  • personal details

  • family, lifestyle and social circumstances

  • financial details

  • employment and education details

I also process sensitive classes of information that may include:

  • physical or mental health details

  • racial or ethnic origin

  • religious or other beliefs of a similar nature

  • offences and alleged offence.

Who the information is processed about

I process personal information about my

  • clients

  • professional supervisors

Who the information may be shared with

I sometimes need to share the personal information I process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary I am required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations I may need to share some of the personal information I process with for one or more reasons.

Where necessary or required I share information with:

  • healthcare professionals

  • social and welfare organisations

  • central government

  • financial organisations

  • family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing

Additional reasons Undertaking research Personal information is also processed in order to undertake research. For this reason the information processed may include name, contact details and family details. The sensitive types of information may include physical or mental health details, racial or ethnic origin and religious or other beliefs. This information is about research participants. Where necessary or required this information may be shared with research organisations.