Confidentiality & Ethics
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 2018
I have always had a strong , professional and ethical commitment towards protecting clients’ confidentiality. In May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 is being superseded by the GDPR, therefore in March 2018, I attended compliance training and am now working towards implementing the guidelines with regards to the way all my clients’ personal data is processed and kept.
To that end, I will only request personal data that is essential for me to provide effective client therapy. Consent will be requested prior to obtaining and processing data and all information obtained will never be shared with any third parties*.
*However I would be required to process personal information in the extreme event that it was legitimately required to protect someone’s life; for example in a life threatening situation according to the confidentiality clause.
All sessions with myself are strictly private, confidential and non-judgemental.
I will at all times act within applicable UK law and will not encourage, assist, or collude with others engaged in conduct which is dishonest, unlawful, unprofessional or discriminatory.
I will continue to invest in professional development to preserve my ethical standards and duty of care, in order to provide the depth and range of support my Clients deserve and expect to receive.
I will at all times abide by the relevant associations’ codes of conduct.
I have indemnity Insurance cover, currently with Holistic Services Insurance.
I am fully CRB checked having obtained the Enhanced Criminal Bureau Certificate from the Criminal Bureau Office allowing and enabling me to work with Children and Vulnerable Adults.