Regardless of whether we are working face to face or doing remote/ online psychotherapy, it is important that you know that your therapist works ethically and as a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), I am closely bound by, and accountable to their codes of ethics and practice. Copies of these codes can be obtained from these bodies.


Clients are often concerned about coming to see a psychologist as they discuss some very intimate, private and sensitive matters. So it is important that the content of therapy remains strictly confidential except in the following circumstances.
  • Privacy notice: Your consent form, emails, patient records and any other identifying material is kept securely locked and only used in service of our work together. Details will not be passed to others unless requested by you, required by your insurer or in the situations outlined below.
  • I undertake regular supervision for my work and our work together may be discussed in an anonymous format. This means I regularly review my work with a colleague so that I can be sure that my attempts to help you are well thought out. I do this without naming you or describing where you work, live etc. I am happy to discuss my supervision arrangements with you.
  • If a client were to give me information that led me to believe that someone was at risk of serious harm (themselves or someone else).
  • Situations where required by law.

If you are funding your therapy through an insurance company or an occupational scheme you need to check whether they will require reports from me or not. In these circumstances, the implications for confidentiality will be discussed before therapy is agreed

Social Media
Clients are advised that it is my normal practice not to accept invitations to be 'friends' on Facebook or to 'follow them' on other sites.