In order to provide quality assessment and therapeutic services, I (Brendan Lee) will collect and record personal information relevant to your situation. Most of this data collection will be gathered during the initial consultation. ‘Consultants’ referred to in this only include the Therapist that you are working with.
Purpose of collecting and holding information
Any personal information gathered as part of your assessment and treatment process will be kept securely and, in the interests of your privacy, used only by myself (Brendan Lee). Your personal information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions, assisting me to provide a relevant and informed service to you.
Access to client information
You are entitled to access your personal information kept on file unless relevant legislation states otherwise. If you require access to your information please, make a formal request via email.
Disclosure of personal information
Personal information gathered by myself during the provision of services is considered confidential and will not be disclosed to another party except when
- your prior approval has been obtained to:
a) provide a written report to another professional or agency. eg. a Doctor or a Lawyer; or
b) discuss your care with another person, eg. a Parent, Employer or Health Care Provider; or
- it is summoned by a court; or
- failure to disclose the information would in the reasonable belief of your Consultant place you or another person at serious risk of harm; or
- disclosure is otherwise required by law.