Website & Online Privacy Policy
This privacy policy is for this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

It explains how I, Claire Barrett, will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018(GDPR), Data Protection Act (DPA, pre GDPR enforcement) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

The GDPR 2018imposes additional obligations on organisations & individuals who collect and process personal information, and gives data subjects extra rights around how their data is used. More information about GDPR and how this should be applied can be found on the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) website:

I am committed to safeguarding your privacy as practically possible and to being completely open about the way that I use any data entrusted to me. I am also registered on the ICO Data Protection Register.

Policy Overview
This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy. It will outline the procedures that I have put in place in order to safeguard and secure your personal and sensitive data from unauthorised access or disclosure.

It will make clear how I collect, process, manage and store personal or sensitive data from this website or via email and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are respected.

Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual, for example (but not limited to), your name, address, date of birth, marital status, contact information, ID issue and expiry date, financial records, credit information, medical history.

Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about (but limited to), your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data.

Additionally, this policy will explain the use of cookies or software, and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website.

Please read this policy carefully and make sure that you are satisfied with what is described.

By visiting and using this website you are accepting and consenting to the practices set out in this policy.
This policy may be subject to amendments in order to comply with changes to future data & privacy regulations. It is therefore advisable to check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. If you have any questions regarding your privacy with this website,
you can contact me via email:

Website contact & email communication with Claire Barrett Counselling
Browsing this website can be done so anonymously. However, users choosing to contact me by clicking on the contact email link will be providing me with personal data. The data collected may include your name, contact details and any other personal or sensitive data you may wish to share with me. Please be aware that disclosing this information is done so at your own discretion and at your own risk.

It is best to be mindful that the transmission of information by email via the internet is never completely secure. I would therefore recommend that any sensitive data is only disclosed either in the safety of the counselling room or via a confidential telephone call. However, personal data such as contact information will be required so that I can contact you, either by email or telephone, in order to discuss any services requested by or already provided to you.

I will endeavor to store any data received via email securely and until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

The email account is password protected and accessed only from password protected devices owned by me. Any data supplied by email will be kept for one month following the end of counselling or from initial enquiry, whereupon email content and your email address will be deleted.

My email provider is Outlook, run by Microsoft and their privacy statement can be found here