Privacy Policy

Please read through this statement which sets out your rights, and my legal and ethical obligations regarding data protection under EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) May 2018. You will be given a printed copy of this document for signing at your first session.

Data Controller:

For the purposes of GDPR regulations the “Data Controller” is Wendy Bower.

Secure Storage:

Your personal information is stored securely and confidentially, either electronically with password protection, or in paper format in a locked filing cabinet. The data collected is used for communication purposes throughout the counselling process.

It may become necessary to share your data with a third party if I feel that you, or someone close to you, is at risk of significant harm. Unless the risk is imminent, this will be discussed with you before appropriate disclosure. I have a legal obligation of disclosure in compliance with a court order, concerns over child protection, and information regarding fraud, child trafficking or acts of terrorism.

Rights to Access:

You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal information, also the right to ask me to amend any incorrect information about you.

Right to Erasure:

You have the right to ask me to erase any information that I hold about you. This includes your personal information that is no longer relevant to original purposes. In all cases, these rights are obligatory unless it is information that I have a legal obligation to retain.

Data Portability:

You have the right to receive your personal information which you previously provided, and the right to transfer that information to another party.

Informed Consent:

Please sign below to give your consent for your personal information to be used and stored as described above.

Client Signature

Counsellor Signature