How to…..

 comply with GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation sets out to protect personal data such as address and phone number.

To avoid falling foul of the rules the ETA recommends that self-employed therapists leave it up to clients/patients/ their guardian to get in touch, rather than getting in touch with them on a teacher’s or someone else’s request.

 If you are employed by an organisation – school or clinic this is different: you call/write as a representative from that institution to which the client has already given consent for their data to be used.


It is good practice to produce a contract with a new client where you specify how you use/ protect data. See the example below (feel free to adapt).