As part of our ongoing therapy relationship, I hold one or more of the following pieces of your personal information:
I regularly review the security implications of each platform.
Phone numbers are saved on my phone with initials only, but email addresses and Skype names may well give your name in more detail. The devices I use to access these different methods of communication are all fingerprint and/or password protected.
I may also hold details of your GP and date of birth. I keep this information on paper only, in a locked cabinet. Unless I was concerned that you or someone you have mentioned were at risk of serious harm, I would only contact your GP with your consent.
If you pay me by bank transfer, your name may appear on my bank statements. If you prefer, we can agree a different way of labelling your payments.
Your details are also kept in a secured sealed envelope by my professional executor (one of my colleagues) so that they would be able to contact you in the event of my death, or if I became ill and was unable to contact you myself.
My ICO registration number is: ZA621578
I use email addresses and phone numbers to:
I receive email on a PC, iPad and phone. All are password and/or fingerprint secured.
Please note that email and text messages are not entirely secure, because they pass through multiple servers. Whilst a security breach is not likely, it is a possibility. It is best therefore to use text and email only for messages about cancellations/lateness, etc, and not for anything else, which is better discussed face-to-face in our sessions.
In line with good practice, I keep a brief note of sessions as required by my professional insurance providers. These are stored securely in a locked cabinet.
I discuss client cases with my professional supervisors to make sure that I am working in the best way possible for you. Your identity is always kept confidential.
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