Data Protection Policy

I am required by my professional organisation to keep records of our appointments and our work together. I cannot offer a service unless you allow me to do this. 

I am registered by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to keep data on the legal basis of legitimate interest. I abide by the law and the rules of the British Psychological Society (BPS). In line with professional guidance, I am required to keep data during the time I work with a client and for 7 years after. 

I keep personal data (e.g. name, contact information) and sensitive information (e.g. notes about our appointments, gender). I keep data in paper files, on my laptop, my mobile phone and in my email system.

My website does not use cookies but my google advert and other advertising sites do use cookies. You can turn cookies off in your website browser if you want to. 

How I keep data safe

I store paper notes in a locked cupboard unless I am taking them to our meetings or to supervision, after which I return them.

I use a firewall on my laptop and a password is required to gain access to it. My mobile phone needs a password or my fingerprint to use it. 

My email system is secured by a password. A password is also required to gain access to my analytics of my website. 

Your rights

You have the right to request details of all the information that I keep about you, free of charge. If you consider any information inaccurate or incomplete, you can request to have it corrected. 

You can complain to the ICO ( if you think I am acting unlawfully. I would ask you to feedback to me any questions or concerns you have so I can address them.