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Privacy Policy

Julie Bolton Counselling (ABN 48943735177) is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage the information we collect.


The counselling services provided by Julie Bolton Counselling are governed by the legal requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) which direct the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your personal, sensitive and financial information. A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at


Information We Collect

  • Personal information - data or opinions that identify an individual such as name, address, date of birth, email address, and phone numbers.

  • Sensitive information - your health information or any other personal details you provide during the counselling process.

  • Financial information - any payment details you provide Julie Bolton Counselling.



The information we collect about clients varies depending on the circumstances. Your information may be collected verbally, electronically or through written records, audio files, and images - via consultations; correspondence by telephone, email or  the website; or from third party referrers. Information is only recorded in your client notes if it is necessary for the provision of counselling services.


Data Management

We take the protection of your information seriously. Your information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse, loss and from unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure.


Your information may be stored electronically via Power Diary. is a leading practice management software system built for and trusted by healthcare practitioners worldwide.


Your financial details are securely processed via, a global online payment platform. Your financial information is governed by Stripe’s strict data management, security, and privacy policies.


While website links or policy of authorised third parties cannot be guaranteed, Julie Bolton Counselling has chosen to align with industry-leading, third-party services such as Power Diary and Stripe, to securely facilitate practice management, bookings and payments. Where appropriate, all physical personal records will be de-identified to protect your privacy.


Any complaints you may have regarding the collection and storage of your information may be submitted via email to


At any time, you can make a written request and be provided with information we hold about you.


It is important to us that information we hold about you is accurate and up-to-date. If you are concerned that data we hold may be inaccurate, we will endeavour to update your information on the basis of further details you provide.



We will only disclose personal/sensitive information to third parties (such as a caregiver or medical practitioner) with your permission, or as required and authorised to do so by law.  The only exception to this would be in the event that the counsellor was concerned that you were at risk of harming yourself or others.



By engaging our counselling services, whether via email, phone, in person, or by registering your details on, you consent to Julie Bolton Counselling collecting, using and disclosing your information within the limitations specified in this Privacy Policy.  


Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy forms part of the agreement between you as a client and Julie Bolton Counselling. We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy, a current copy of which will be available at all times on our website or upon request. By continuing to use Julie Bolton Counselling’s website or services you agree to the changes.  If you do not accept these Privacy Policy changes, you may choose to discontinue counselling services provided by Julie Bolton Counselling.



If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy, please contact Julie at

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