Wendy Bristow Psychotherapy
29 Waterside
44-48 Wharf Road
London N1 7UX
Tel: 07914 833352
British Psychoanalytic Council Accredited

Privacy policy

This page explains how I collect and process information including your personal details both via this site www.wendybristowpsychotherapy.co.uk and during the provision of psychotherapy and coaching services. It outlines the Privacy policy for Wendy Bristow who is the data controller for information collected through this site and for personal data collected by Wendy Bristow’s Psychotherapy Practice. It also covers my justification for processing sensitive data that you provide to me.

Why do I collect and use your information?

  • To respond to your enquiries about psychotherapy
  • To contact you about your sessions, billing and appointments
  • To provide you with the best possible treatment and service
  • To keep important notes relevant to your psychotherapy What information do I collect? Your contact details, home address, GP details (as required by my professional bodies) and information relating to your psychotherapy including for example, sensitive information such as health information, which you choose to share with me; I collect this information directly from you. For example when you fill in any contact form or share information with me on a voluntary basis.

Legal basis for using your information I use your personal information, including your sensitive personal information with your consent to support your psychotherapy.

I may also use your sensitive personal information, where this is necessary for the purposes of protecting you from physical, mental or emotional harm or protecting your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing and where there is a substantial public interest in doing so.

I use some information to fulfil the contract I have with you to provide psychotherapy, for example in order to allow me to invoice you.

How do I comply with the law in order to protect your sensitive personal information (as required by Part 4 Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018)?

I only collect, use and disclose your information in a transparent way as explained in this Privacy policy. I keep accurate and up to date records, record only the minimum data I need for the purposes described above and de-personalize the data I record wherever possible. I retain your data for the minimum time necessary and do not transfer your data outside the UK. I use encryption and other security methods to safeguard your data and I delete your data securely when no longer needed. Your rights in relation to your data are explained below.

Who do I share your information with? Your psychotherapy is confidential, and your information will not be shared with third parties except in exceptional purposes based on the legal bases set out above. Security and retention

I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard your information.

I only hold your information while I am working with you and providing you with psychotherapy and when your psychotherapy ends your treatment notes will be deleted once the period deemed necessary by the professional bodies I belong to has elapsed (currently six years). You can request I delete your information before that time (see below) As a small business, by law I have to keep basic information about my customers (including Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.

Your rights
You have a number of rights with regards to your information. In some circumstances, and where it will not result in harm to you, you can:

  • Access and obtain a copy of your information (if necessary in a machine readable format to enable portability);
  • Require me to amend incorrect or incomplete information;
  • Require me to stop collecting or delete your information;
  • Object to the way I am processing your information;

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or put through a request for a copy of your data, please contact wendybpsychotherapy@gmail.com If you have any complaints regarding how we have collected or handled your information, you may report a complaint to wendybpsychotherapy@gmail.com

The full legal name of our business who is the data controller for your data is: Wendy Bristow, 29 Waterside, 44-48 Wharf Road, London N1 7UX telephone 07914 833352 You also have a right to contact the Information Commissioner who is the Data Privacy Regulator for the UK.

Things therapy can help with:

* Unhappy relationships – especially where the same kind of thing keeps repeating
* Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed
* Lacking focus in life
* Feeling unable to get over a loss like bereavement or a relationship break-up
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* Work problems
* Difficulties with your family
* Difficulties with self-confidence and self-esteem
* Problems with eating, drinking or your feelings about your body
* Difficulties with sex or sexuality
* Handling illness and pain