I take confidentiality very seriously, and do not share notes from sessions, or other information about therapy with third parties, with the exception of my clinical supervisor. Clinical supervision is essential for safe practice for all clinicians, and is important for continuing professional development. Therapy cases are discussed without sharing your name or any other identifying details.
My practice is paperless wherever possible, with correspondence and other communications being sent by email – with password protection where needed. I have taken steps to ensure the security of your personal information as required by law.
As a matter of course, I would suggest that I inform your GP in writing when I start meeting with you, and when therapy ends, and these are necessarily brief letters. it is important to include your GP in this way, on the basis of safety. Holding your GP details also provides the essential information should there be an emergency. For example, should you tell me something that makes me concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else, I would have a duty of care to share that information as appropriate. If you have any concerns about confidentiality or do not wish for your GP to be informed that you met with me, please do discuss this with me at your assessment.