Terms and conditions

privacy policy

What Information Do We Collect About You?

2Talk Counselling collects information about you when you make an enquiry into our services using the online contact form, email, or telephone. This may include: name; phone number; email address; gender; date of birth; description of issue

We collect further information about you when you proceed to an initial counselling assessment and make payments. This will be collected in person, or via secure, encrypted email, forms or payment platforms and this may include: full name; contact details; age; address; gender; GP contact; medical/health; description of issue; goals; safegarding information; 

Website information is also collected using cookies. Please view the cookie policy below.

How Will We Use The Information About You?

We collect information about you, so we can reply to enquiries and maintain client records. All data is collected in accordance with the data protection act 2018 within GDPR requirements.

We use password encrpyption on all business devices which only we have access to. We process your information using 'intakeQ' secure encrypted, online forms, which are HIPAA/GDPR compliant with a BAA agreement. We use G-Suite secure, encrypted email with HIPAA BAA for enquiries and protonmail encrpyted email for email appointments. We use BacPac Cloud storage database for casenotes, which is GDPR compliant. We keep old (pre-14/5/18) hand written case notes and printed copies of intake forms and referral Case Booklets in a locked cabinet.

 

All personal records are destroyed after 3 years and other correspondance, such as emails and phone contacts are stored no longer than reasonably required. 

 

We will never disclose personal information to any external parties, within certain limitations. Exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Court order request 

  • Disclosure of (or suspected) child or vulnerable adult abuse or neglect.

  • Perceived threats of violence/risk to self or others (i.e. threatening suicide/threatening to injure others).

  • ​Terrorism.

  • Drug money laundering.

  • Some third party referrals requests such as EAP workplace or other referrals and only within BACP ethical guidelines.

As a client, your rights under data protection law enable you; to access a copy and explanation of your personal data; request correction or erasure (in certain circumstances); to request limiting or ceasing data processing (where applicable); to compensation for substantial damage or distress caused by data processing (where applicable)

For further information please contact Katy Harris katy@totalkcounselling.com registered with ico as 2Talk Counselling Data Controller

Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you click on these external links, it is advisable to read their privacy policies.

cookie policy

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to monitor services and features and improve user experience. Cookies are files sent to your computer or gadget which do things like remember preferences so you don't have to keep entering information, or measure how you (and other visitors) use the site to improve funtionality and content to suit visitor needs. 

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

How to delete cookies  http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/

payment terms &&and conditions

Payment Terms

Payment is made in advance to reserve online appointments. Online payment is made securely via Paypal. 

 

For face to face counselling in Manchester, sessions can also be paid for by cash on the day.

Pre-Paid block bookings are available for specific duration after payment - please see payment page for individual durations.

Payments are currently non-refundable.

If you cancel with less than 24 hours notification, the session fee will still be charged.

Costs and payments, terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time according to business requirements. Please check back often to clarify any updated details before making payments.

 
 
 

2Talk Counselling is unable to provide an emergency support service. If you are in crisis or you need to speak to someone urgently, you can contact The Samaritans on 116123 or please dial 999 to request emergency services.

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