Galway Counselling is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information. This confidentiality policy does not purport to be a legal interpretation of the provisions of the data protection legislation, but rather to inform you of how Galway Counselling proposes to protect your personal information.

Galway Counselling Confidentiality Policy will not collect any personal information about you without your consent. Any information which is provided by you will be treated in accordance with data protection legislation, in particular the DataProtection Act, 1988 and any regulations or amending legislation made thereafter.

If at any time after giving us personal information, you decide that you no longer wish us to hold or use this information, or in the case that the information becomes out of date, you are free to notify us, and we will remove or rectify the information as soon as possible. This data will not be retained any longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes for which it was collected.

Confidentiality Policy is at the core of the therapy. It is so important that a client will feel safe to talk openly about their problems. The only time Patricia would ever breach that trust would be if she thought that a client was at risk of harming themselves or others or if a child was at risk of being abused. Patricia would never breach that trust without firstly discussing it with her client. Patricia follows a strict code of ethics in which the rule of confidentiality is enshrined.