Getting reading for GDPR: what the face to face and online therapist needs to know and implement

Tutors: Pip Weitz & Victoria Sharman




Saturday 15th April 2018

10.00 – 16.00 UK time, with lunch & coffee breaks



Meeting software

Zoom video

Level of prior knowledge required

A workshop for both face to face and online counsellors and psychotherapists.

No prior knowledge required

Tools required

Laptop with webcam and sound

Credits awarded

0.5 credit. Possibility of increasing to 1 credit *

Workshop Aim

To give you the tools to ensure that you are compliant in both the face to face and online therapy contexts with regards to the new regulations coming in in May 2018 foe privacy, security and confidentiality.

To book the course 


*This workshop counts for a 0.5 credit and requires no preparation or homework, unless you wish to do so. You can increase this to 1 credit by completing an additional 4.5 hours of private study and delivery of paperwork demonstrating how you have implemented GDPR within your own practice, and a 30 minute tutorial with one of the workshop tutors within 1 calendar month of the date of this workshop. The aim of this tutorial will be to explore how you will apply your learning to your future practice. You will need to complete a short form before this tutorial. Once you have booked we will send you the timetable and breakdown of how the day will be spent. We will also send you the zoom link and the emergency contact details.


Introduction to the workshop

This workshop is intended for all counsellors and psychotherapists, without exception as the new GDPR regulations coming in in May 2018 require all of us to think about how we manage our data, and our clients’ data and with include privacy, confidentiality and security. We may be leaving Europe, but the UK is committed to continuing with this EU regulation, which is all to the good as it means that data security and privacy will be the same across all EU nations and those other countries such as the UK and Iceland who are signing up for GDPR. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it returns control of privacy to the person owning the data.  Every therapist works in a slightly different way according to the focus of their work, so there is not a “one size fits all” solution but we will give you the general ingredients that you’ll need to think about and start to help you implement these.  Much of GDPR is common sense, but in essence we are required to be far more proactive in how we manage the rights of the person for whom we hold data, and this day will give you the following:

  • An understanding of the wide ranging aspects of GDPR
  • A step by step coverage of the key areas you’ll need to implement in your own practice.

For more information about this course please download the brochure in theDownload Area.

To book this course please go to the Book & Pay page