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Privacy Notice


How will my data be stored?

In May 2018 the Data Protection Act was replaced by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The changes to the Data Protection Act are aimed at ensuring that your personal, confidential and sometimes sensitive data, is held privately and securely. 

How long will you hold my information for? 

Written records are stored securely for 8 years after the last interaction with an adult client and up to the age of 25 for a child under 16 when last seen or 26yrs for 17–18-year-old.


What if I would like my data to be destroyed before this date? 

Under GDPR rules, you are able to request the deletion of any of your records at any time, although this will require agreement of the therapist's insurer. 

Am I able to see or get a copy of the information held by you? 

In line with GDPR, yes, within 30 days. A written request must be made to the therapist.

What are your reasons for collecting this information? 

Information is collected purely for the reason of carrying out hypnotherapy with the client. Information is securely stored on a password protected device, locked in the practice. Any additional paper copies are stored in a locked filing cabinet, double locked in the practice.

Are our discussions within the hypnotherapy sessions confidential? 

Yes, unless I need support from my supervisor or I believe that you are about to harm yourself of another. 

What if I see you outside of a hypnotherapy session? 

Hypnotherapy sessions are confidential between client and therapist and will not be discussed outside of the therapy session.

Will you discuss information about me with other health and social care professionals? 

Only with your written consent. 

Who is the Data Controller and what is their ICO registration number? 

Karen Tree, from Karen Tree Hypnotherapy, is the data controller. The ICO registration number is ZB600437

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