GDPR Statement


Recognises the importance of client confidentiality, especially relating to the often personal and sensitive information shared when engaging in a counseling & psychotherapy service.

We are subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018. Confidentiality in Counselling.

Cofidentiality is fundamental to the counselling process.A child safeguarding statement has been developed b in compliance with the Children First Act 2015. 

We will apply appropriate protection and management of any information you share with us. The information you submit will be kept confidential and with the highest standards of security. The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Any personal information provided by you will only be used for the following purposes:

  • Delivering therapies (including associated clinical supervision)
  • Booking appointments
  • Billing


Data Controller

You should contact our Data Controller for all matters related to your records. The Data Controller for this Martina Fitzpatrick. Can be contacted by phone on (+353 876755354), by email at (


Where is the data stored?

Some coded records are stored in a locked filing cabinet .The key holder is Martina Fitzpatrick and the key is kept with this person at all times.

Who has access to your records and why?

Martina Fitzpatrick (access to client records for delivering therapy)

We will not share your records with any commercial organization under any circumstances. We will not share any records with another therapist, GP or allied professional unless given clear permission from a client as part of the therapeutic process.

Non-sensitive details (your name, email address, etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your data, we use technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data..


How long is data retained?

All records must be retained for a period of 7 years after the last appointment. However, all records will be destroyed at any time if you request it.

Your rights

You can demand to see all our records on you at any time. Please allow up to 14 days for us to provide them. If you think some information is incorrect, or not needed for the above purposes, you may request we correct or remove it. Since this is an important change, please do so in writing via registered post.You can demand we destroy all records we hold on you. Please allow up to 14 days for us to comply. Requests for destruction of records should be sent in writing via registered post.

Website Enquiries – GDPR Statement :

Your Name , Email and phone number is used only to communicate directly with you about psychotherapy services or mental advice for which you have indicated an interest.

Under no circumstances is this information passed on or shared in anyway with any other third party or used by us for any purpose other than to communicate about mental health services. Your email is NOT added to any distribution lists. Payment is normally organized after a session. with your via cash or credit card.

Any other information you supply to us pertaining to your participation in counselling/psychotherapy services is held under the strictest of security and in adherence with the confidentiality guidelines of the IACP.


Do we use ‘Cookies’?
Like many other websites, we use ‘Cookies’, which are small pieces of data many websites send to your computer and store on your hard drive to allow those websites to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns. For example, they may store details that you submit on the site, such as your personal settings, your location, etc.  Using cookies does not allow us to identify users personally; we will only store data that you have specifically given us permission for.

We use some tools on our pages from social networks, such as  Facebook.  Any data used via these tools is not shown to us, and we don’t store any data from
them. Please refer to each site’s own privacy policies for more data.

All browsers allow you to manage which cookies you accept, reject and delete. You can usually find these controls under the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu. You can find more detail about individual browser settings at  If you choose not to accept cookies from our website, some sections of the website may not work properly.


Does this privacy statement cover links to or from other websites?
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy statement applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you may visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

If you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the privacy statement of that third-party site.