Kate Hilliard
Art Therapy
Kate Hilliard
Post Grad Dip Art Therapy • BA Hons

Thoughts and feelings can be expressed using art materials, when words are difficult.

Confidentiality and General Data Protection Regulation

The client's wellbeing and safety is always the top priority.

Verbal and visual material that is discussed and viewed in sessions (Art Therapy or Supervision), is confidential and is not discussed with any other person outside of the session.

The only occasions where this does not apply is within the Art Therapist's own Clinical Supervision, where copies of the art work may be viewed and clinical material is explored. Only the first name of the client is used to assist in upholding confidentiality.

Confidentiality is also broken if the Art Therapist has concerns about her client's (or another person's) safety, she is legally obliged to contact the appropriate professionals. She will, however, always speak with the parents of the client (if it is a child) or the client directly, before she takes any action, but only if this will not put the client (or other person) in any further danger.

Notes taken in and after sessions and any information gathered about the client, are stored in a locked filing cabinet at the therapist's home. This is not accessible to any other person. Emails and texts are password protected.

Personal data will not be shared with anyone else without your consent. Art Therapists are required to keep clinical notes for up to 6 years after a young person has turned 18 and 6 years after an adult has finished their therapy. They are then shredded. When the sessions come to an end, it is the client's choice as to whether they take their art work home, or dispose of it at the practice.

The non-judgemental therapy has helped me and I am confident the experience
will continue to enhance my life client

The Broad Street Practice

Kate Hilliard, Art Therapist

07549 705150

The Broad Street Practice