Cath Knibbs: The UK GDPR, Consent & Privacy – Best Practice for Therapists

Saturday 05 March 2022 10am - 4pm Online


Cath Knibbs

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Please note the new date for this training is now 5th March 2022.

About the Day

This is a one day training with the brilliant Cath Knibbs exploring some of the most challenging and complex areas of good practice for therapists. We all handle highly sensitive data every day – but do you know what the word ‘data’ actually covers? Are you fully compliant compliant with the UK GDPR in all areas of your work; note taking, data storage, data protection policies, consent, security, platforms etc? Can you be completely certain you’re doing everything right, and following not just the guidelines but also the law?

This might not seem like the most exciting CPD to sign up to but it is an invaluable and completely essential day that will not only get you up to speed but also ensure that you don’t fall foul of the multitude of pitfalls and common mistakes that could end not only with a significant fine but also could put yourself and your clients at serious risk of having their most private & personal information exploited.

This is a jargon-free day that will make the complex simple, and provides a comprehensive and really accessible walk through of all you need to know. Sections of the day will look at children’s rights specifically, but the majority of the day is universal for anyone working therapeutically who handles data (that’s everyone!).


Navigating data protection can often be worrying, cumbersome and at times baffling for those of us who were taught to talk to people rather than do heavy admin tasks.

Since the inception of The GDPR and Data Protection Act in 2018, Catherine has been making the complicated simple for those who work with clients and or patients.

Cath will take you through all you need to know about Data protection essentials from before the point of contact from a potential client/patient through to how to work safely and ethically online.

The day will be jargon free, and Cath will bring data protection to life and show you how to effectively manage your role under this law.

Areas addressed on the day include

What is GDPR & why is it only a small part of Data Protection?

Note Taking – what is needed & who gets to see what?

Consent versus “consent”

Special Considerations, Special Data Categories & Children’s Data



Privacy Rights & Freedoms

Client’s Rights to See Their Notes

The Do’s, the Don’ts & the Whys

Security Awareness

Horror Stories – why all of this is absolutely necessary

About Cath

Cath is the Director for Privacy4 Ltd, a company dedicated to educating and simplifying the world of paper and digital data, information and sacrosanct conversations.

She is also a Clinical researcher helping you understand human behaviours in a digital world, and has written a theory about why we behave online in the manner we do. She is a speaker, trainer, supervisor, vlogger and podcaster. She is completing a PhD in Cybertrauma which is one area of online related issues that parents, professionals and counsellors will be interested to learn more about. Cath is the Mental Health Advisor to Gamers Beat Cancer. She is also a Functional Trauma Psychotherapist using nutrigenomics to support her work for her clients and she is a #biohacker- meaning she uses technology to help her attain optimal performance and flow for her busy life.


Please note – The Sunflower Network does not record events for purchase or view at a later date nor permit recordings of the event to be made. All our events are ‘as live’. This is to safeguard the nurturing and contained environment we create online in order to maintain our culture of safe, private and supported interactivity and sharing.


On behalf of the trainers we work with, we do not allow content shared during our CPD days to be replicated or used in any way without due credit to the copyright owner. Doing so without previous consent may result in exclusion from further Sunflower events.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Please note the ticket price includes any handouts the trainer may wish to share with you - which will be sent out AFTER the event has taken place - and a CPD certificate. All bookings to be paid in full except where private arrangements have been made to pay ...

Please note the ticket price includes any handouts the trainer may wish to share with you - which will be sent out AFTER the event has taken place - and a CPD certificate.

All bookings to be paid in full except where private arrangements have been made to pay in instalments and agreed by us. Tickets &/ or any instalment payments are non-refundable once payment has been made. You can re-sell or transfer your ticket to another attendee up to 24 hours before the event opens - as long as we have notice in writing with their name. On request The Sunflower Network Ltd. may be able to help advertise and/or facilitate any re-sales but this will incur an admin fee of £15.00 to cover our costs including subsequent charges we receive from the ticket providers. Please note The Sunflower Network Ltd. cannot ever guarantee a successful re-sale and responsibility for finding a new purchaser remains with the original ticket holder at all times. No transfer or refund will be considered for a 'no show' on the day of the event for whatever reason.

If you are booking a ticket as part of a discount offer, only ONE discount can be applied to a ticket at any one time.

The Sunflower Network Ltd. reserves the right to make changes to the booking terms and conditions, the timetable, content and/or any events at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation by us and if we cannot offer an alternative date, we will refund the cost of the ticket price for the event in full. We will not be responsible for any further cost incurred by you in relation to your booking.