I have an Enhanced DBS Status (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB Criminal Record Bureau Check). This is renewed annually.

Professional Bodies

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.

Confidentiality

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.

Data Storage

I will store your data electronically and make use of two-factor authentication for all services involved in storing your data. I am a registered Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 and I operate in accordance with its legal requirements.

Social Media Policy

In the interests of maintaining the clear boundaries of a Professional Therapeutic relationship, I do not instigate or accept links with my patients on social media sites. Please do not take this personally!

Insurance

I hold Professional Insurance (professional indemnity and public liability).