Confidentiality and online therapy

I do not keep detailed session notes or any recordings of our work together. I will keep some simple information regarding your used name, Skype name and e-mail address, this way I have no information to give if I am forced to by a court order, I cannot give what I do not have. Any information I do have is encrypted and kept securely and in an anonymous form. Therapists often have supervision where they may discuss their work, the emphasis is on the therapist and their work and how they can improve it. If a client is mentioned in any kind of supervision a therapist will not identify you and any personal information is kept to a minimum. Everything you tell me I will keep confidential, no one will have any right to access any information I hold without your direct written permission. I will not release any information without your consent without a court order. There are some exceptions to confidentiality: You indicate a serious intention to harm yourself or someone else. You tell me you or other people are involved in terrorist activities. You tell me that you are engaged in current child abuse or are a serious risk to vulnerable adults or children. You tell me you are planning to brake the law, example: you are going to rob a bank. whether it involves you or someone else; all counsellors are bound by law to break your confidentiality, for example, if ordered to do so by a court of law.

Important Boundaries

It is important that both you and I are on time for our appointments and give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel. If you are late for an appointment, the session may still finish at the original appointed time. I will refuse to proceed with a session if you are clearly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you need to take a break of more than two weeks I will need to be informed and your counselling will be suspended until you are ready to resume. Therapists are not allowed to give you any kind of personal care, for example: Seeing you for any kind of social interaction or entering into any kind of correspondence that is not part of your therapy. Therapists are not allowed to enter into any kind of financial partnerships or personal relationship. I cannot give financial or legal advice and medical health or mental health diagnosis. These boundaries are important for you, they are there to protect you're well being. You understand that any information will only be used in conjunction with the services of this counselling / hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Service and will not be given to any other person or organisation without written consent from you.
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Your Security

Your security protects your confidentiality.

There is no such thing as having totally secure security, no security is ever going to be perfectly safe, all anyone can do it to limit the risk as much as is possible to do so. The responsibility for your confidentiality is not just with the therapist but also you the client has a big part to play. Your computer or any other internet enabled device that you use for having therapy, is your responsibility, keeping the operating system updated is a very important factor in keeping your equipment secure, there is security software such as anti-virus and firewall that you need to install and keep updated. It is your responsibility to use such programs and do a security scans at least weekly, doing this will help to keep any systems exposed to the internet more secure. The weakest link is often the user (you), by opening spam or fishing emails you can heighten the risk to your privacy, giving out private information on message boards or social areas like Facebook is giving away important information that can be use to socially engineer a hacking attempt on your systems. Use strong passwords and never tell anyone what they are.
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Confidentiality and online therapy

I do not keep detailed session notes or any recordings of our work together. I will keep some simple information regarding your used name, Skype name and e-mail address, this way I have no information to give if I am forced to by a court order, I cannot give what I do not have. Any information I do have is encrypted and kept securely and in an anonymous form. Therapists often have supervision where they may discuss their work, the emphasis is on the therapist and their work and how they can improve it. If a client is mentioned in any kind of supervision a therapist will not identify you and any personal information is kept to a minimum. Everything you tell me I will keep confidential, no one will have any right to access any information I hold without your direct written permission. I will not release any information without your consent without a court order. There are some exceptions to confidentiality: You indicate a serious intention to harm yourself or someone else. You tell me you or other people are involved in terrorist activities. You tell me that you are engaged in current child abuse or are a serious risk to vulnerable adults or children. You tell me you are planning to brake the law, example: you are going to rob a bank. whether it involves you or someone else; all counsellors are bound by law to break your confidentiality, for example, if ordered to do so by a court of law.

Important Boundaries

It is important that both you and I are on time for our appointments and give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel. If you are late for an appointment, the session may still finish at the original appointed time. I will refuse to proceed with a session if you are clearly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you need to take a break of more than two weeks I will need to be informed and your counselling will be suspended until you are ready to resume. Therapists are not allowed to give you any kind of personal care, for example: Seeing you for any kind of social interaction or entering into any kind of correspondence that is not part of your therapy. Therapists are not allowed to enter into any kind of financial partnerships or personal relationship. I cannot give financial or legal advice and medical health or mental health diagnosis. These boundaries are important for you, they are there to protect you're well being. You understand that any information will only be used in conjunction with the services of this counselling / hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Service and will not be given to any other person or organisation without written consent from you.
Online therapy sessions with sound only
Your Security

Your security protects your confidentiality.

There is no such thing as having totally secure security, no security is ever going to be perfectly safe, all anyone can do it to limit the risk as much as is possible to do so. The responsibility for your confidentiality is not just with the therapist but also you the client has a big part to play. Your computer or any other internet enabled device that you use for having therapy, is your responsibility, keeping the operating system updated is a very important factor in keeping your equipment secure, there is security software such as anti-virus and firewall that you need to install and keep updated. It is your responsibility to use such programs and do a security scans at least weekly, doing this will help to keep any systems exposed to the internet more secure. The weakest link is often the user (you), by opening spam or fishing emails you can heighten the risk to your privacy, giving out private information on message boards or social areas like Facebook is giving away important information that can be use to socially engineer a hacking attempt on your systems. Use strong passwords and never tell anyone what they are.
All copyrights reserved. Online Therapy Services

Confidentiality and online therapy

I do not keep detailed session notes or any recordings of our work together. I will keep some simple information regarding your used name, Skype name and e-mail address, this way I have no information to give if I am forced to by a court order, I cannot give what I do not have. Any information I do have is encrypted and kept securely and in an anonymous form. Therapists often have supervision where they may discuss their work, the emphasis is on the therapist and their work and how they can improve it. If a client is mentioned in any kind of supervision a therapist will not identify you and any personal information is kept to a minimum. Everything you tell me I will keep confidential, no one will have any right to access any information I hold without your direct written permission. I will not release any information without your consent without a court order. There are some exceptions to confidentiality: You indicate a serious intention to harm yourself or someone else. You tell me you or other people are involved in terrorist activities. You tell me that you are engaged in current child abuse or are a serious risk to vulnerable adults or children. You tell me you are planning to brake the law, example: you are going to rob a bank. whether it involves you or someone else; all counsellors are bound by law to break your confidentiality, for example, if ordered to do so by a court of law.

Important Boundaries

It is important that both you and I are on time for our appointments and give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel. If you are late for an appointment, the session may still finish at the original appointed time. I will refuse to proceed with a session if you are clearly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you need to take a break of more than two weeks I will need to be informed and your counselling will be suspended until you are ready to resume. Therapists are not allowed to give you any kind of personal care, for example: Seeing you for any kind of social interaction or entering into any kind of correspondence that is not part of your therapy. Therapists are not allowed to enter into any kind of financial partnerships or personal relationship. I cannot give financial or legal advice and medical health or mental health diagnosis. These boundaries are important for you, they are there to protect you're well being. You understand that any information will only be used in conjunction with the services of this counselling / hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Service and will not be given to any other person or organisation without written consent from you.
Online therapy sessions with sound only
Your Security

Your security protects your confidentiality.

There is no such thing as having totally secure security, no security is ever going to be perfectly safe, all anyone can do it to limit the risk as much as is possible to do so. The responsibility for your confidentiality is not just with the therapist but also you the client has a big part to play. Your computer or any other internet enabled device that you use for having therapy, is your responsibility, keeping the operating system updated is a very important factor in keeping your equipment secure, there is security software such as anti-virus and firewall that you need to install and keep updated. It is your responsibility to use such programs and do a security scans at least weekly, doing this will help to keep any systems exposed to the internet more secure. The weakest link is often the user (you), by opening spam or fishing emails you can heighten the risk to your privacy, giving out private information on message boards or social areas like Facebook is giving away important information that can be use to socially engineer a hacking attempt on your systems. Use strong passwords and never tell anyone what they are.
All copyrights reserved. Online Therapy Services