Confidentiality and Disclosure

We understand that your health care information, including appointments, is personal and sensitive. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of this information and providing you with information regarding our privacy policy. Information about your appointments and the services you access through us at the The Practice MK is confidential and cannot be disclosed to others without your written consent. 

Without confidentiality, it would be very difficult to build enough trust in the relationship between you and one of our associates.

The respecting of client confidentiality is a fundamental requirement for keeping trust. The professional management of confidentiality requires the protection of personally identifiable and sensitive information from unauthorised disclosure.

If we have asked you to complete a disclosure consent form, please click below.

Parents, Children and Disclosure

For parents registering their children, we understand that naturally you will want to be included in their treatment.  We do, however, have strict confidentiality agreements with all our clients with some of the services we provide young people such as counselling.  

Counselling and therapy are most effective when trust is built between our young people and the counsellor/therapist/psychologist they are seeing and it can be difficult for them to share the content of a session. 

To explain how we work with children and parents please see our guide


The Data Protection Act is being replaced from May 2018 with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

Under the GDPR, the data protection principles set out the main responsibilities for organisations.

The principles are similar to those in the Data Protection Act (DPA), with added detail at certain points and a new accountability requirement. The GDPR does not have principles relating to individuals’ rights or overseas transfers of personal data - these are specifically addressed in separate articles.

The most significant addition is the accountability principle. The GDPR requires us to show you how we comply with the principles – for example by documenting the decisions we take about a processing activity. 

For more information please see our GDPR page which explains how we look after your data