Confidentiality and privacy are integral to my practice. I totally understand the sensitive and deeply personal nature of what is shared in sessions, so I only gather and keep the information I need to do a good job and to fulfil my responsibilities to my clients.
During sessions, I make handwritten notes in a notebook so I can keep track of how the process is unfolding. My notes include my client’s initials and the date of the session. For insurance purposes, I am obliged to keep my notes for seven years. After that, I destroy them.
If at any time you would like a copy of your session notes, please ask. Likewise, I am always happy to record your session if you would like a recording (or to use Zoom so you can record your session).
I would never divulge any of your personal information unless you (or someone else) were at serious risk of immediate harm. In that instance, I have a mandatory duty to report my concerns to the relevant organisations.
I don’t send out email newsletters, neither do I maintain any sort of email list. In other words, I don’t use your email address for anything other than our correspondence.
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I will review this notice at the end of 2023. If you have any concerns or questions about my approach to privacy or the confidentiality of your information, feel free to ask.