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Booking is quite straightforward. To show interest in a first session to discuss what brings you to therapy, just send me an email or leave a message (details above). I’ll offer you some potential time slots.

Privacy & Confidentiality Policy

ABOUT ME

Gram Davies is a psychotherapeutic counsellor in the UK

email: [email protected]

Tel: 07434 648462

UK GDPR

  • I record and store your personal information (name, email, phone, address, GP and next of kin contact) for the purpose of my service providing counselling & psychotherapy
  • I abide by UK GDPR legislation and I am registered with the ICO (#ZB302376)
  • You can ask to see or correct any data I have which refers to you (see Your Rights here: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/)
  • My brief, factual session records are kept for 7 years (as law requires) on local encrypted media

CONFIDENTIALITY

I treat what is shared during my work with you as strictly confidential. Some exceptions apply, such as

  • Child protection (e.g. Children’s Act 1989)
  • Serious crime (e.g. manslaughter, Terrorism Act 2000)
  • Court Order by a judge
  • A serious emergency during a counselling session

I also discuss my work in Clinical Supervision and occasionally in anonymised form in private training, where I will never share anything to identity you as an individual.

You can learn more about my duties and the limits of confidentiality here: https://nationalcounsellingsociety.org/about-us/code-of-ethics/safeguarding-policy

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

I use services like email, telephones, video conferencing and banking during my work with you. Providers have their own privacy implementation not under my control.

Bank statements do show your details but I only use them in a financial context when strictly necessary (e.g. HMRC, accountant).

For invoicing, I use Zoho Invoices with your name and email address.

For purposes of maintaining a therapeutic executor agreement, I use PCloud secure cloud storage, first name and phone number.

OUT OF SESSION CONTACT

  • I keep contact outside of therapy sessions to non-therapeutic matters, like arranging to meet.
  • If we happen to meet elsewhere in person, I will wait to see if you acknowledge me, then keep any interaction with you polite but brief.
  • I do use social media but will not interact with you there, nor will I search for you online.