Even though coaching is not identified professionally or legally as psychological service, I have chosen the gold standard outlined in the 13 Privacy Principles of The Privacy Act (1988) which covers those providing psychological service to operate in accordance with.
This includes a publicly available, clearly expressed and up-to-date policy about the management of personal and sensitive information.
My Confidentiality Policy
- Everything shared in session is held as confidential and will never be publicly or privately disclosed unless compelled to do so by subpoena under the relevant law.
- You remain steward and sovereign holder of your stories and experiences, and as such, those stories and experiences remain under the providence of your sole control. In the rare case where your experience provides significant potential for learning and growth, I will approach you for written consent to share publicly in a way which protects your identity. You will have the final approval over the final form and content of what is shared. To that end, your story will never be used for marketing purposes or for my direct commercial or financial benefit.
- All clients who wish to have a recording of their session, are encouraged to be responsible for the recording of the session and safe storage of these files. It is my preference not to record and manage the storage of these files because of their potential to contain sensitive information.
- Only personal information directly relevant to the provision of a coaching service will be asked from clients, and this information will never be disclosed nor sold to a third party.
- All written records (including coaching agreements) will be de-identified and stored offline, in a locked filing cabinet.
Reviewed as of Friday 22nd April, 2022