Pola Psychology Privacy Policy

As part of providing a psychological service to you, we need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your situation. This collection of personal information will be a necessary part of the psychological assessment and treatment that is conducted.
Your informed consent will be obtained before any treatment is initiated and you may withdraw from treatment at any time without prejudice. If you are unclear about any of the information on this consent form, please discuss this with your psychologist.

Privacy and confidentiality

Your personal information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions and enables the psychologist to provide a relevant and informed psychological service to you. All of this is kept securely and, in the interests of your privacy, used only by your psychologist and the authorised personnel of the practice (as necessary).

All personal information gathered by the psychologist during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential except when:

1. It is subpoenaed by a court; or
2. Failure to disclose the information place you or another person at serious risk to life, health or safety; or
3. Your prior approval has been obtained to a. provide a written report to another professional or agency. e.g. GP, school or a lawyer; or
4. You would reasonably expect your personal information to be disclosed to another professional or agency (e.g. your GP) and disclosure of your personal information to that third party is for a purpose which is directly related to the primary purpose for which your personal information was collected; or
5. Disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law; or
6. When consulting with colleagues, or in the course of supervision, your psychologist will be required to conceal your identity and any associated parties involved; and to preserve your privacy at the utmost professional manner in accordance with the APS Code of Ethics
Your personal information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions and enables the psychologist to provide a relevant and informed psychological service to you. All of this is kept securely and, in the interests of your privacy, used only by your psychologist and the authorised personnel of the practice (as necessary).

All personal information gathered by the psychologist during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential except when:

1. It is subpoenaed by a court; or
2. Failure to disclose the information place you or another person at serious risk to life, health or safety; or
3. Your prior approval has been obtained to a. provide a written report to another professional or agency. e.g. GP, school or a lawyer; or
4. You would reasonably expect your personal information to be disclosed to another professional or agency (e.g. your GP) and disclosure of your personal information to that third party is for a purpose which is directly related to the primary purpose for which your personal information was collected; or
5. Disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law; or
6. When consulting with colleagues, or in the course of supervision, your psychologist will be required to conceal your identity and any associated parties involved; and to preserve your privacy at the utmost professional manner in accordance with the APS Code of Ethics

Your personal information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions and enables the psychologist to provide a relevant and informed psychological service to you. All of this is kept securely and, in the interests of your privacy, used only by your psychologist and the authorised personnel of the practice (as necessary).