Your therapist is legally required to keep a client file during your therapy. This contains information about your state of health and the process of therapy sessions. There might also be information that is necessary for therapy, which your therapist (with your explicit permission) has acquired from another health provider, such as your doctor.

The steps we take in order to guarantee your privacy, include the following:
  • keeping your personal information password-protected and/or in a locked cabinet
  • ensuring that only your therapist has access to your data, except in cases where, with your explicit permission, your information is shared with other health providers, for example, if therapy is finished or you are being referred to another practitioner
  • observing the legal requirements of confidentiality
  • sharing anonymized information with colleagues, who also have a legal duty of confidentiality, in the context of supervision or intervision

If your therapist needs to use your information for any other reason, this will be discussed with you and your explicit permission must first be obtained.

A few of the details in your file are used for financial administration to issue invoices, which will contain your name, a short description of the service provided, and the cost. Your health insurer may require additional information, such as your date of birth, which you can fill in yourself.