AMANDA BAKER

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

enquiries

Enquiries are welcome - please phone me on 07810 188953 or email me. I aim to respond to phone messages or emails within one working day.

getting there

Situated in Oving near Chichester, and easily accessible by car.

professional affiliations

I belong to and am bound by the ethical codes of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association for gounselling and Psychotherapy). Their websites provide information about ethical practice and client entitlements/rights including complaints procedures.

confidentiality and privacy

Counselling is a private, confidential arrangement. If you become my client, your counselling will be a private process. I will not normally discuss you or what you have told me with anyone else without your consent and knowledge and you will normally retain complete control over who knows about it. In rare circumstances a counsellor may be required by law to disclose information about counselling and, in keeping with my professional ethical code of practice, if I become aware of very serious risk of harm to self or others, I may judge that additional input (for example, from a GP or other professional) is needed in order to protect someone at risk. As part of maintaining professional standards, all counsellors/therapists routinely review anonymised samples of their work with a clinical supervisor who is a senior colleague also bound by a professional ethical code of practice.

data protection

Counselling involves keeping confidential written records which I do in accordance with professional ethical practice and data protection law (EU General Data Protection Regulations), under which clients have legal rights including the entitlement to request access to records relating to themselves.
I will provide further information about client records and data protection if you become my client, at which point we will discuss and agree terms of working together. 
If you make an enquiry, you will give me your name, your phone number and/or your email address. This information will be held confidentially and securely by me, solely for the purpose of communicating with you regarding your enquiry and, if you don’t become my client, will be deleted within two weeks from the point at which this communication finishes. Electronic data I hold is kept on password protected devices accessed only by me, including mobile phone, tablet and desktop computer. My website does not collect visitor data of any kind. 
I am the single ‘data controller’ and no client’s or enquirer’s data are accessed by anyone else unless required by law or in the event of my being incapacitated, in which case a designated professional colleague will conduct my clinical affairs as necessary.