I have an Enhanced DBS Status (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB Criminal Record Bureau Check). This is renewed annually.
I will uphold the requirements of Accreditation by the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) and Registration by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This requires my commitment to regular attendance of ongoing professional development courses and accessing regular Clinical Supervision.
I guarantee our sessions will remain strictly private and confidential in line with the ethical standards of the BABCP. The only exception to this would be if you tell me something that makes me very concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else. In that case, I would have gained your agreement in the first session to share my concerns with a designated family member or Professional. This would usually be a step we would plan together to enable you to access the further help you need.
To improve my Service to you and as part of the requirements of my Professional Body, I may review our sessions with my Clinical Supervisor. Your anonymity will be maintained throughout and the Supervisor is also bound to keep your information confidential.
I do have a legal obligation to break confidentiality in compliance with a court order, concerns over child protection or the needs of a vulnerable adult, as well as information or knowledge regarding fraud, drug trafficking or acts of terrorism.
As a registered Data Controller, I will store your personal information electronically and make use of two-factor authentication for all services involved to ensure the data is secure and confidential. The data collected is used to enable effective communication during the therapeutic process, it is used in a safe and ethical manner and is in line with EU General Data Protection (GDPR) 2018. You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal information, also the right to ask me to amend or change any incorrect information about you. You have the right to ask me to erase any information that I hold about you. This includes your personal information that is no longer relevant to original purposes, or if you wish to withdraw consent. In all cases and when considering such requests, these rights are obligatory unless it is information that I have a legal obligation to retain.
As a condition of my Insurance Policy, session notes will be held securely and confidentially for 7 years after the therapeutic process has ended, or in the case of a minor (under 18) 7 years after reaching their 18th birthday.
Informed Consent and Agreement
I will ask you to sign a statement at our initial session to confirm you are happy with the way your personal information is collected, stored and used.
I hold Professional Insurance (professional indemnity and public liability).