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Therapy isn't always easy to start. It requires opening up about oneself and share personal informations which may be difficult to express, especially to a stranger. This is why privacy, confidentiality and trust are especially important in a therapy setting. Nevertheless, if these conditions are fulfilled, the therapy session can become a great resource where one can feel free to share and explore oneself in complete safety, and find the needed guidance and support to improve their life, as long as they need it. 

As your therapist, I am aware of this difficult process, and make sure to preserve the confidentiality of your data.

An ideal therapy setting is one that takes place in a safe place, where you know you will not be overheard, interrupted, and where you can speak freely without judgement.

Whether we meet in person or online, the setting should aim to fulfill those conditions as best as possible. 

On my hand, I always make sure to create a space where you can express yourself without any judgement, and in complete confidentiality. Trust, support and benevolence are at the heart of the patient-therapist relationship. Only this way, can a meaningful and successful therapeutic relationship be created.

As required by law, informations about you are kept in a patient file, in a safe place. No one has access to your file except your therapist. We are not allowed to divulge any information about you to anybody without your consent.

However, there are 3 exceptions to this rule:

    - If you show a significant risk of danger to yourself.

    - if you show a signifcant risk of danger to others or express the direct intention to commit a crime.

    - if you have knowledge of a minor being abused, or express abusing one yourself. 

In these cases, we are legally required to inform the relevant authorities about it. 

Online sessions take place via an encrypted platform like Zoom, unless you specifically requested a different one (Whatsapp, phone call, Skype,...).

Data confidentiality  - Datenschutzerklärung

The work of a psychotherapist requires the collection and storage of some of your data in order to carry out the therapeutic process and to meet legal requirements.


For this purpose, we process your personal data, in particular your health data. This includes history, diagnoses, therapy suggestions, findings that we or other health practitioners gather, or any information deemed necessary for the progress and proper conduct of psychotherapy. For these purposes, other practitioners, physicians, psychotherapists or psychologists who treat you may provide data to us if you have released them from their duty of confidentiality.


The collection of health data is a prerequisite for your treatment. If the necessary information is not provided, a careful treatment cannot take place.


We only transfer your personal data to third parties (for example : a psychiatrist) if you have given your consent. In this case, only the data strictly necessary for your treamtent and care are transferred.


However, there are 3 exceptions to this rule:

  • if you show a significant risk of danger to yourself or an imminent risk of suicide

  • if you show a signifcant risk of danger to others or express intention to commit a crime

  • if you have knowledge of a minor being abused, or express abusing one yourself. 

In these cases, we are legally required to inform the relevant authorities about it.


In accordance with legal requirements, we are obliged to retain this data for at least 10 years after the end of the treatment.



You have the right to revoke your consent at any time, however, a revocation only applies in the future, as legal regulations require the documentation of your treatment data. After revocation of this declaration of consent, however, further treatment is no longer possible.



You have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerning you. You can also request the correction of incorrect data.


In addition, under certain conditions, you have a right to erasure of data, the right to restriction of data processing and the right to data portability.

Your data is processed on the basis of legal provisions. We only need your consent in exceptional cases. In these cases, you have the right to withdraw your consent for future processing.

You also have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority if you believe that your personal data is not being processed lawfully. However, we recommend that you first come to us to express your request or complaint in order to solve the problem quickly and easily if it is possible.

Address of the data protection officer/supervisory authority responsible for our practice:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht. Promenade 18. 91522 Ansbach

Postanschrift: Postfach 1349. 91504 Ansbach

Telefon: 0981/180093-0 . E-Mail:



The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 22 para. 1 no. 1 lit. b) of the Federal Data Protection Act.

(Artikel 9 Absatz 2 lit. h) DS-GVO in Verbindung mit § 22 Absatz 1 Nr. 1 lit. (b) Bundesdatenschutzgesetz).

Privacy & Confidentiality

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