Confidentiality and privacy are integral to my practice. I totally understand the sensitive and deeply personal nature of what is shared in sessions, so I only gather and keep the information I need to do a good job and to fulfil my responsibilities to my clients.
During sessions, I make handwritten notes in a notebook so I can keep track of how the process is unfolding. My notes include my client’s initials and the date of the session. For insurance purposes, I am obliged to keep my notes for seven years. After that, I destroy them.
If at any time you would like a copy of your session notes, please ask. Likewise, I am always happy to record your session if you would like a recording (or to use Zoom so you can record your session).
I would never divulge any of your personal information unless you (or someone else) were at serious risk of immediate harm. In that instance, I have a mandatory duty to report my concerns to the relevant organisations.
I don’t send out email newsletters, neither do I maintain any sort of email list. In other words, I don’t use your email address for anything other than our correspondence.
To support the publication of content such as videos, I sometimes embed content from YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. I do not control the dissemination of these cookies.
This website contains embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users to share blog posts and other content on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. I do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after a period of time.
I will review this notice at the end of 2018. If you have any concerns or questions about my approach to privacy or the confidentiality of your information, feel free to ask.
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They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
This cookie is simply used to allow a user to suppress the displaying of the cookie information notice on each page of the web site.
At some point, I may embed YouTube videos on this website. These videos do not set cookies automatically, but if you play the video then you may have cookies set by YouTube placed on your computer.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after the end of the browser session.
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Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt you every time a cookie is sent to you or to allow you to choose not to receive cookies at all.
If you wish to block cookies, please follow the relevant instructions. Take care to ensure that the instructions you select match the type and version of your browser software:
- Open Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet options
- On the Privacy tab, move the slider up to Block all cookies
More information: Internet Explorer support
- Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer
- Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options
- Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK
More information: Internet Explorer support
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar
- Select Settings
- Click Show advanced settings
- In the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button
- In the “Cookies” section, select “Block sites from setting any data”
More information: Chrome support
- Select ‘Tools’ from the main task bar and then ‘Options’
- Click on the ‘Cookie’ panel
- Select the Privacy panel
- Under the ‘Cookies’ section uncheck the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option
- Click ‘OK’
More information: Firefox support
- Click on the Tools button from the main task bar and then ‘Preferences’
- Click on the ‘Security’ panel
- Under the ‘Accept Cookies’ section click on ‘Never’
- Click on the X in the top right corner to close box
More information: Safari support