Statutory duty of secrecy – Highest Principle
I am obligated, as pursuant to professional rules of psychotherapy law, to maintain secrecy.
This means that neither your personal data, documents that are subject to the obligation of documentation nor therapy contents and “secrets” will be passed on to any third party.
As in a doctor-patient relationship, secrecy is the basis for your confidence in our psychotherapist-patient relationship, the so-called therapeutic alliance.
e-Mail safety information:
I cannot safeguard the secrecy of incoming and outgoing e-Mails due to technical reasons.
Please note to use e-Mail only for the purpose of appointment requests and appointment arrangements.
Legal obligation of documentation and retention of records
The legal obligation of documentation includes i.a.:
- personal data
(name, date of birth, address, phone number, e-Mail-address, insurance number)
- history of the problems and other (medical) diseases, previous diagnosis and previous course of illness
- written agreements
(e.g. regarding treatment, fees and billing arrangements, cancellation regulations)
- informed consent and corresponding information
- beginning, course und ending of psychotherapeutic services
- kind and scope of counselling or treatment interventions as well as diagnostic services and evaluation results
- recommendation for additional medical services
- consultations of health professionals
- copies of issued export reports and/or other documents
(e.g. pre-existing records that you provide)
- duplicates of issued fee notes and receipts
Pursuant to the legal obligation of retention of records, after the therapy has ended, these documents are retained for ten years and will be destroyed afterwards.