Counselling and Psychotherapy

Your Privacy

At the first session I will ask you to read and sign a counselling contract.   I will also collect your contact details.

All sessions will be conducted in confidence. The date, time, session number and brief notes will be documented, which you are entitled to read.

How I store your personal information

The notes will be retained for the legal requirement of 7 years, after which time they will be shredded.

Your contact details will be deleted one month from your last session.


Confidentiality, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) will be maintained and applied to all records with the exception of the following:

  • When you have given your permission to share information for example statistical data

  • When compelled to give evidence by a court of law

  • If there is a real possibility of harm to yourself or others in particular children or vulnerable adults

  • In cases of terrorism, fraud or money laundering

Your information will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence in line with BACP regulations.