Counselling Services Counselling & Supervision in Harrow and Stanmore

Data Protection Policy

Client Data Protection Policy

Paula Newman Counselling Services
Registration reference: ZA354138


Information I hold under Legitimate Interests – to provide an effective counselling service and to comply with HMRC requirements.

You have the right to ask to see the information I hold about you.

You can ask me to change any information that I hold about you that is incorrect.

You have the right to ask me to delete information that I hold about you, I will do so unless I have a legal obligation to keep it.

What data do I keep and why do I need it?

Name - this is basic information that helps me get to know you.

Age - in the case of children and young people, knowing your age enables me to keep your notes for three years after your eighteenth birthday.

Address, email address, phone numbers – I use this as a way of contacting you regarding your sessions.

Doctor’s details – If I was worried that you were at risk then I may need to contact your doctor, if possible I will tell you I am going to do this.

Session notes – I keep notes of your sessions, these are often brief and can be a helpful reminder.

Will I share your data and if I do who will I share it with and for what purpose?

It is very unlikely that I will share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons. I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court. If you or anyone you tell me about is at harm or risk of harm I may have to pass this information on. Statutory law requires me to tell the relevant authorities if I become aware of international terrorist activities or money laundering from drug trafficking. I also have regular supervision where I talk about my work but I only use your first name.

How will I store your data?

If you are having sessions with me

I keep hand written or typed session notes in a locked safe.

I keep personal data such as our agreement form in a different locked safe.

If you are no longer having sessions with me

I keep session notes and personal data separately in a locked cabinet.

How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose of it?

Normally I keep hand written and typed session notes for three years after your last session, they will then be shredded.

Normally I keep personal data such as our agreement form for three years after your last session, it will then be shredded.

In the case of children and young people aged 16 and under, session notes and personal data will be kept for three years after your eighteenth birthday and then shredded.

Diaries

I keep a current diary with first names and appointment information.

I keep past diaries with personal and client information in a locked cabinet.

Mobile phone

The main use is to manage appointments. Conversations will be deleted three months after the end of our contract.

I keep a list of first names and phone numbers for contact purposes. These will be deleted three months after the end of our contract.

Email

Email conversations to manage appointments will be deleted three months after the end of our contract.

Information that I might otherwise acquire

You may give me personal information such as your name, address and phone numbers when filling in contact forms on my sites, when communicating with me by phone, e-mail, Skype and social media, and when paying me by cheque. I may receive information about you from other sources such as Google Analytics and comments on my blogs.

Please be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although my computer and phone are both security protected and I will do my best to protect your personal data I cannot guarantee the security of data that is transmitted to my site. Any transmission is at your own risk.

Cookies

My website www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk is powered by Webhealer. There is a cookie statement at the bottom of each page in the footer as follows ‘Cookies are set by this site. To decline them or for an explanation of the cookies that are used and how they help the site to work better, please visit Webhealer’s cookie page.’ To visit the cookie page, click on the Find out more button.

My Blogger site http://paulanewmanblog.blogspot.co.uk/ uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalise ads and to analyse traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies.

My new Wix Blog Counselling Services uses cookies, there is a cookie alert pop up on each page.

This signed document

This signed document will be kept with your agreement form and will be shredded three years after the end of our contract.

Consent

Do you consent to me using your data as described? Please write yes or no _____________

Sign: _________________________________________

Name:________________________________________

Date: _________________________________________



Supervision Data Protection Policy

Paula Newman Counselling Services
Registration reference: ZA354138


Information I hold under Legitimate Interests – to provide an effective supervision service and comply with HMRC requirements.

You have the right to ask to see the information I hold about you.

You can ask me to change any information that I hold about you that is incorrect.

You have the right to ask me to delete information that I hold about you, I will do so unless I have a legal obligation to keep it.

What data do I keep and why do I need it?

Name – this is basic information that helps me get to know you

Address, email address, phone numbers – I use this as a way of contacting you regarding your sessions.

Clinical notes – These enable me to offer a professional service through keeping brief factual records of issues and clients discussed.

Will I share your data or my clinical notes?

It is very unlikely that I will share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons. I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court. I also have regular Supervision where I talk about my work but I only use your first name.

How will I store your data?

If you are having sessions with me

I keep hand written or typed session notes in a locked safe.

I keep personal data such as our agreement form in a different locked safe.

If you are no longer having sessions with me

I keep session notes and personal data separately in a locked cabinet.

How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose of it?

Normally I keep hand written and typed session notes for three years after your last session, they will then be shredded.

Normally I keep personal data such as our agreement form for three years after your last session, it will then be shredded.

Diaries

I keep a current diary with first names and appointment information.

I keep past diaries with personal, client and supervisee appointments in a locked cabinet.

Mobile phone

The main use is to manage appointments. Conversations will be deleted three months after the end of our contract.
I keep a list of first names and phone numbers for contact purposes. These will be deleted three months after the end of our contract.

Email

Email conversations to manage appointments will be deleted three months after the end of our contract. Content that refers to clients will be deleted at the end of our discussion. Where appropriate the discussion will be copied and added to my clinical notes.

Information that I might otherwise acquire

You may give me personal information such as your name, address and phone numbers when filling in contact forms on my sites, when communicating with me by phone, e-mail, Skype and social media, and when paying me by cheque. I may receive information about you from other sources such as Google Analytics and comments on my blogs.

Please be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although my computer and phone are both security protected and I will do my best to protect your personal data I cannot guarantee the security of data that is transmitted to my site. Any transmission is at your own risk.

Cookies

My website www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk is powered by Webhealer. There is a cookie statement at the bottom of each page in the footer as follows ‘Cookies are set by this site. To decline them or for an explanation of the cookies that are used and how they help the site to work better, please visit Webhealer’s cookie page.’ To visit the cookie page, click on the Find out more button.

My Blogger site http://paulanewmanblog.blogspot.co.uk/ uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalise ads and to analyse traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies.

My new Wix Blog https://www.paulanewmancounselling.co.uk/ uses cookies, there is a cookie alert pop up.

This signed document

This signed document will be kept with your agreement form and will be shredded three years after the end of our contract.

For updates on my data protection policies, please visit

My website www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk

My Blog Counselling Services (under the supervision heading)

Consent

Do you consent to me using your data as described? Please write yes or no _____________

Sign: _________________________________________

Name_________________________________________

Date: _________________________________________





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