The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is legislation which came into effect on 25th May 2018. Under this law you have a right to know what information we collect, how we use it and the circumstances in which it may be shared.
The personal information you provide to SG Counselling will be used for legitimate business interests only, that is, to provide you with a professional counselling service.
Your contact details and signed contract will be kept securely locked in a cabinet and only Susanna Goldsworthy (Data controller at SG Counselling) will have access to them.
We are not required for Insurance purposes to keep detailed notes during sessions, therefore any notes made will be brief prompts of relevant information for the benefit of future sessions. These notes will only be identifiable by your unique client number and will be stored separately from your contact details and contract in order to preserve your anonymity.
In accordance with GDPR, you may request to see, amend or delete any notes held about you. You also have the right to object to the processing and use of your personal data.
Your personal information will not be shared with any other person or organisation without your knowledge and express permission unless I am obliged to do so for legal requirements, or I have concerns regarding your safety or the safety of others. This is explained in more detail within the contract that we will both sign, prior to our commencement of work together.
On completion of therapy we will destroy both your contact details and signed contract in a secure manner. Any case notes that have been made will be held securely for 7 years after that (in accordance with GDPR), after which, they too will be disposed of in a secure manner.
SG Counselling is an organisational member of ICO. The Data Controller responsible in respect of the information collected by this website is Susanna Goldsworthy of SG Counselling. My registration number is: ZA771293. You have rights under data protection law. For further information about your rights please contact .