Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy2018-12-17T19:52:12+00:00

Who we are

I am Dr Timothy Dunne, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who owns and runs traumatreatment.co.uk. I am a sole practitioner. I currently work in Private Practice in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. I received my primary degree from University College, Dublin and post-graduate degrees from the University of London and from Middlesex University. I have worked in the NHS in London and Aberdeen as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. My area of training is in the field of Adult Mental Health where I have specialized in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma.

I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence or visitors to my website. In particular, I want you to know that traumatreatment.co.uk is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies for business or marketing purposes.

In this Privacy policy I have provided detailed information on when and why I collect your personal information, how this information is used and the limited conditions under which I may disclose it to others and how your information is kept secure.

Types of Data we collect and Google Analytics

When someone visits traumatreatment.co.uk, we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the website. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and we do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identifies of those visiting the website.

Wi-Fi

There is no Wi-Fi service at the office of traumatreatment.co.uk.

Mailing Lists

We do not have any Mailing lists at traumatreatment.co.uk.

Third Party Sharing

We at traumatreatment.co.uk do not share any information with any other services or organizations.

Confidentiality: This means that information which you give me during assessment interview and therapy sessions will be private and that all hard copy records are kept securely under lock & key. I do not keep any patient details or information on computer. When I write a medico-legal report this will be stored on an encrypted computer which is GDPR Compliant. I will only disclose information about our sessions with your permission first.

However, therapeutic discussions and my clinical notes are not Privileged (ie) they are subject to the Courts which have powers of discovery of my clinical notes. There are 3 instances where confidentiality cannot be guaranteed by law

  1. Where a minor is at risk
  2. Where harm is threatened to self or others
  3. Where serious crime is involved.

In each case, I have a duty of care to inform the relevant authorities who will take the appropriate action.

Professional Ethics: In keeping with standards of professional ethics of the various professional bodies to which I belong such as the British Psychological Society, EMDRUKI, Health Professions Council, , I maintain brief notes of therapy sessions and I also consult with colleagues and a clinical supervisor. In doing this I do not disclose any information which could lead to identifying a patient. If your GP has made a written referral to me, it is my normal practice to reply in writing to your GP following the first (assessment) interview. I will discuss with you beforehand what information will be shared with your GP.

Social Media: I do not use social media and I am not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linked-In or any other social media website. I do not use email to conduct clinical business as this is not a secure medium. If you text me please sign your name to each text message. I only use text or email to communicate changes to appointment times or other such minor information. I do not use text messaging or email to conduct any clinical business.

There are no Credit or Debit Card facilities at the offices of traumatreatment.co.uk. Due to the high volume of cheques which have “bounced” in recent times this method of payment is no longer accepted.

Access to your Data

You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. Please email your request to: tim@traumatreatment.co.uk and your contact email for reply.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
The Policy will be reviewed on 31st December 2019.
This Policy was created on 1st October 2018.