In accordance with the requirements of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation):
I will treat everything discussed between us as confidential. The only exception would be if I believed that you intended to cause serious and imminent harm to yourself or others, in which case I would discuss with you the need to reach out for wider support.
I will keep any written information about your work with me confidential and secure. Aside from your contact details, the only written information that I am likely to hold are occasional notes after sessions, intended for my own learning and reflection.
My own Supervision
In accordance with the ethical guidelines of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I meet with a supervisor for ongoing professional development. My clients' identities are kept private from him and, as a further safeguard, he is also bound by a commitment to confidentiality.
Disposal of Records
When you decide that you are ready to stop meeting with me, I will dispose of any written information relating to our work together.