I am a sole practitioner whose mission is to offer help and healing to my clients. All the data I collect relates specifically and exclusively to this purpose, and any notes arising from consultations are made in paper format and kept in a secure locked filing cabinet.
Contact details, such as phone numbers and email addresses, are kept on an encrypted phone to allow for ease of arranging appointments. Periodically they might be used in follow ups to enquire after your welfare subsequent to treatment.
Maintaining your confidentiality is of utmost importance, so a consent form giving more detail concerning your data will be discussed during your initial assessment. Patient notes must be kept after consultation for a minimum of 7 years (as per BAA Code of Professional Conduct), after which they will be securely destroyed.
You are welcome to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or require any further details.