• At Beyer Psychology Services we collect personal contact details including address, email and telephone number and details of any other involved professions (most often this will be your General Practitioner). This information is collected in order to contact you in relation to your psychological therapy. This information will never be shared with third parties or used for sales or marketing purposes.
• Some paper notes will be kept summarising the content of each session. These notes will not include your name or contact details, but may record your initials and the date of the session. All paper notes will be stored in a locked filing cabinet when not in use.
• Unless you specifically withdraw your consent for Beyer Psychology Services to keep the information described above, your contact details and notes will be kept for a maximum of 5 years following the completion of your therapy. At which point they will be destroyed or deleted.
You will be asked to consent to Beyer Psychology Services collecting and retaining the information described above for the clinical reasons specified. And to acknowledge that you understand that you can withdraw your consent at any time by informing your psychologist verbally or in writing, following which your information will be destroyed or deleted within 1 calendar month.
• Confidentiality is a priority for all clients who come to Beyer Psychology Services. Your therapy is strictly confidential and any information about you or your therapy will kept between you and your psychologist.
• There are some exceptions to confidentiality. If your psychologist feels that there is an immediate risk of harm to you or to others than they may be obliged to inform an appropriate person or organisation (eg the police). There are also specific legal obligations to report current risk to the safety of children, drug trafficking, and terrorist activity. A necessary breach of confidentiality will be discussed with you first and a plan of action agreed together when at all possible.
- No information about you or your therapy will be shared with third parties unless you specifically request it in writing and provide a written consent to share this information (E.g. family members, health professionals etc), or a formal request for this information is made by court order.
• In order to ensure best practice your psychologist will receive supervision from another psychologist as standard, and your care may be discussed. No names or identifying information will be shared in supervision.
You will be asked to acknowledge that you have read and understood the confidentiality summary including limitations.