I adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25th May 2018. This means that any data that I hold, including my session notes and any contact information will be stored securely. I make very brief anonymous session notes and these remain separate from your personal details which are kept in a locked filing cabinet.
All data remains protected and confidential except in the event of possible harm to self or others and as required by current law. I would endeavour to inform you in advance if I were to break confidentiality for any reason. After work ends, I will delete all personal contact details, though I am required to hold a copy of client notes for up to seven years for insurance purposes.
It is your legal right to request these notes if you should need to, which we would explore together in sessions.