Your privacy is taken very seriously, and I follow the strict code and conduct of ethics set out by the NCS and BACP.
After each therapy session, I will take notes which will include personal details about your life. These notes are used solely for the delivery of a therapy service to you. Your therapy and personal information are stored securely in locked cabinets and encrypted electronic devices.
Information but no identifying information will be shared with my supervisor who also adheres to the strict code and conduct of ethics of an accrediting body. Your information will not be discussed or released to a third party without your explicit, written consent, unless required by law. I will explain the parameters of confidentiality in full before we begin our work together and ask you to sign a form to confirm you understand.
What is BACP and the National Counselling Society?
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Counselling Society are professional associations for members of the counselling professions in the UK. Many psychotherapist and counsellors around the UK are registered with one or both of these organisations. They are accrediting bodies that set certain standards and codes of ethics for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to. If someone is accredited by the BACP or the National Counselling Society, it means they have completed a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
What is the Professional Standards Authority?
The Professional Standards Authority helps protect the public through its work with organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care. It is an independent organisation that is accountable to the UK Parliament. The Health Committee uses the Professional Standards Authority’s performance review reports to question the regulators it oversees about their work.
SLCC recognises that the welfare of the child is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in its care.
SLCC Safeguarding Policy reflects the Surrey Multi-agency Partnership Safeguarding Procedures (http://surreyscb.procedures.org.uk) as laid out by the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP).