Privacy Policy

How will my data be stored

In May 2018 the Data Protection Act was replaced by the General Data Protection Regulations. (GDPR). The changes to the General Protection Act are aimed at insuring that your personal, confidential and sometimes sensitive data, is held privately and securely.

How long will I hold your information for

The NCH which I am a member of has advised that I should keep your written records stored securely for 8 years.

Destroying Records

GDPR rules state you can request in writing for your records to be destroyed at any time.

Getting a copy of records

In line with GDPR you can request a copy of your records within 30 days of Initial consultation

Collecting Information

We collect information to enhance the work we are doing with the client

Storing your records securely

I will be keeping paper copies of any written notes locked in a cabinet. All records stored on any electronic devices will be password protected

Confidential sessions

All our discussions in the session are kept confidential between client and myself, unless I need support from my supervisor, or I believe that you are about to harm yourself or another

Seeing you outside of a Hypnotherapy session

Anything that is discussed within the Hypnotherapy session is kept in the session, we will never discuss any treatment outside of the appointment time.

Information sharing with other health and social care professionals

I will only share information with your written consent

Data controller

Christine Courtney