Please read MY privacy statement 

Privacy Statement

This privacy policy sets out how the I collect your information. 

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and that you can make choices about how I contact you.

Information I collect:

Data is collected online when 

  1. you visit this website
  2. you fill out a contact form
  3. contact me by email 

Data is collected verbally and in writing when

  1. you contact me by telephone 
  2. undertake a counselling session

Why I collect it and how I use it

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better counselling service.  For example, I will use your information to

  • respond to and fulfill your requests or enquiry about counselling 
  • tell you about how may counselling service may support you
  • ensure that my counselling service meets your needs
  • comply with applicable law 
  • operate and improve this website

In communicating with me by email or telephone, you may be asked for additional information about yourself, such as your contact details and counselling needs. You are under no obligation to provide this information but it helps me personalise your experience. 

Please note that this website is hosted by Squarespace and it uses Google Analytics and Google Mail to help me provide the best service to you.  

These third party sites also collect information about you. These websites also have their own privacy policies and you are encouraged to read and understand them.  

How I share your information and how long I store it for

I don't share your information with anyone and I do not sell or rent your personal information to any third parties. 

I may disclose personal information if required to do so by law.  

Once you become a client, I am legally required to store your personal data for up to 6 years.   After 6 years all paper and print content relating to you will be shredded.

I undertake to use appropriate security measures to make sure your information is stored safely and securely. 

I will remove information when it becomes out of date or inaccurate or when properly requested by you (subject to any legal duty she may have to preserve it).

I will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes she collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Security of Your Information

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure.

In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online and in face to face settings. 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

This site may use cookies and similar technologies to help this website, offer you a more personalized user experience and market counselling services to you. 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. You may learn more about it here. 

Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. 

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.  

By rejecting a cookie, some of the features available on the site may not function properly. We do not use cookies to collect personal information.

Links to other websites

The website may contains links to other sites.

I am not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites.

Inclusion of links to external websites is not an endorsement of the website nor a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate. 

Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes in this policy

Regulation and policy constantly changes.

I will seek to continually improve her privacy policy and practices and maintain best practice.   

From time to time,  I may alter this privacy policy. 

Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.

Your Choices

Contact me if you have questions about your data and privacy.

If you decide to become a client, I will also talk you about your privacy and data protection and provide you with print based information.