Confidentiality and GDPR

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Confidentiality and GDPR

Agreement to hold your personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation


As your Therapist, I have the responsibility for personal data provided by clients of At Athena.  The lawful basis on which I hold this data is that, by signing the agreement to undertake hypnotherapy, you are giving clear consent in writing for me to process your data for the specific purpose of support to the work we have agreed to do together in therapy.


Typical Personal Data I Hold:

Your Name, Contact Address, Email Address, Contact Phone Number, Date of Birth, Dr’s Name & Surgery, Medication, Name of family members, Notes made in and after session, Additional documents created from therapy, Any documents you provide me, etc. 


The information recorded during the consultation and subsequent sessions, is for the purpose of providing appropriate treatment.


Who I Share your Personal Data with:

Occasionally I may use a Clients presenting symptoms in discussions with my Supervisor in order to assist me with my continued professional development.  Full names are not shared and only minimal information is used during discussions, to preserve confidentiality.


Your Doctor, Psychiatrist or Consultant, only with your signed permission should I feel I need their approval prior to commencing therapy with you. 


The Police, if I became aware of a threat of terrorism or money laundering.

Under a court order


How I keep Personal Data:

All records are kept in locked cabinets, in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Bill 25 May 2018. No electronic records are kept.


How long do I keep Personal Data:

In line with current guidance and insurance requirements, your records will be kept securely for 7 years, after the date of your last session. After 7 years, your records will be destroyed.