In general, one of the most important rights the person seeking therapy has involves confidentiality. As therapists, we are bound by a code of ethics, to which you can request access should you wish to. Information revealed by a client during the sessions will be kept strictly confidential and will not be revealed to any other person or agency without written permission, with the following exceptions: In order to maintain professionalism, therapists are required to be supervised by another therapist during these interactions, client anonymity is paramount. Confidentiality has some legal limits as well. There are situations where the therapist can be required to reveal information obtained during therapy to another person who holds a professional status without client, and/or parent or child’s permission. These situations involve harm to self, harm to others and any safeguarding concerns. Whenever possible the child/adolescent will be informed before these concerns are shared. This is bound by the code of ethics that I adhere to through my professional association membership.
The only data I collect is name, address, email and telephone number of the parent/carer of the child or young person that I am working with. I am obliged to keep notes of the key issues that are discussed during the sessions, and they will be kept for six years in a locked and secure cabinet only accessible by myself and will remain 100% confidential and private, then they will be destroyed by a shredder.
Your rights to GDPR are fully upheld and protected and no breach of personal data or sensitive information shall ever be passed to a 3rd party without prior consent from the client under therapy, not withstanding the above safeguarding statement.