Confidentiality

It is important to know that all our sessions at Twenty20 Psychology are confidential. Your Clinical Psychologist will keep notes which will be locked away and not shared with anybody else. These are used only as a memory tool for your Clinical Psychologist and will support the continuity of the discussions within your sessions.

The only time when we would need to break confidentiality would be if we felt that there was an imminent risk to your safety and / or that of others. If we ever need to break confidentiality, we will endeavour to tell you beforehand, although this may not always be possible.

All Psychologists and Psychiatrists are required to have regular supervision of their clinical work. This ensures that a high level of therapy is offered to you. The discussions we have with our supervisors about our clinical work are confidential and we would not use your name or other identifiable personal information during these discussions.

A letter will typically be written to your GP to inform him or her that you are being seen by Twenty20 Psychology. Another letter will be written when your treatment comes to an end. Both letters will be copied to you. Your Clinical Psychologist will endeavour to go through your assessment letter with you before it is sent to your referrer. This is usual practice. The letter will include the important issues facing you when you come to therapy, but will try to avoid going into specific details. If you feel that there is information which you do not want your Clinical Psychologist to inform the GP, please let them know. Your Twenty20 Psychology Clinical Psychologist will aim to show you a draft of your reports before they are sent to your GP.

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Discussions we have with our supervisors about our clinical work are confidential. We would not use your name or other identifiable personal information during these discussions.