Privacy and Confidentiality

At Michelle Barratt Psychology, client privacy and confidentiality are treated with the utmost importance. The practice maintains strict policies and procedures to ensure the protection of client information. Here’s how Michelle Barratt Psychology cares for its clients’ privacy:

1. Confidentiality: All client information, including personal details, session notes, and discussions, is treated as confidential. Psychologists at Michelle Barratt Psychology adhere to professional ethical guidelines and legal obligations to maintain client confidentiality.

2. Informed Consent: Before commencing any psychological services, clients are provided with clear and detailed information about the privacy policies and practices of Michelle Barratt Psychology. This includes explanations of how their personal information will be collected, used, stored, and protected.

3. Secure Storage and Access: Client records and information are securely stored and accessible only to authorized personnel. Michelle Barratt Psychology utilizes secure electronic systems and physical safeguards to protect client data from unauthorized access, loss, or misuse.

4. Limited Disclosure: Unless required by law or with the client’s explicit consent, Michelle Barratt Psychology does not disclose client information to third parties. Any sharing of information, such as reports or referrals, is done only with the client’s knowledge and agreement.

5. Professional Boundaries: Psychologists at Michelle Barratt Psychology maintain professional boundaries to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of client information. They do not discuss client cases or disclose identifying details outside the necessary professional context.

6. Privacy Compliance: Michelle Barratt Psychology complies with relevant privacy laws and regulations. They stay updated on any changes in privacy legislation to ensure ongoing adherence to best practices in protecting client privacy.

7. Communication and Technology: When using electronic communication or technology platforms for client interactions, Michelle Barratt Psychology takes necessary measures to safeguard privacy and uses secure platforms that meet industry standards for confidentiality.

These practices and measures are in place to provide clients with a secure and confidential environment, fostering trust and ensuring that their privacy is respected throughout their therapeutic journey at Michelle Barratt Psychology.