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Privacy Policy - Who We Are

The Digital Therapist is a trading name of Mandy Phillips, working with counsellors and psychotherapists who are looking for support in their digital and techie endeavours. We offer a free Facebook community page and paid coaching and training. Our website address is: http://techtherapist.co.uk.

What Personal Data we collect and why


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you fill in a contact form, we will use your data for processing which may include sending you a reply. We will, unless you say otherwise, add you to our mailing list which you can unsubscribe from at any time by choosing ‘unsubscribe’ from any of our emails. 


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to measure web site traffic. This is anonymised. 

Who We Share Your Data With

We do not share your data with any other businesses or individuals.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We currently use Akismet.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at the email address below if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at hello (at) soulfullpsychotherapy.co.uk

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk


How long will it take me to build a web site?

Once you sign up, the content is all there so it very much depends on your deadlines and goals. It can be done in under a week, but again depends on whether you have your content written, images ready and are good to go. I'd suggest you give yourself 6 weeks from start to finish which is a gentle and reasonable target.

Why is it free?

We hate to think that tech is a barrier to getting online and wanted to make it more accessible. We offer both free and paid services.

What if it's not for me?

If you're not getting anything out of it, you can unsubscribe and leave the group. No hard feelings.

What if I want you to do it for me?

Drop us a line. We'll be happy to discuss getting it done.

Who are you?

Neil and Mandy have a combined 50 years of experience in working in technology and education. Mandy is also a practicing psychotherapist so really 'gets' the pain points of being in private practice.

Is there any homework?

Yes. We set weekly challenges to help you move towards your goal, although we don't mark it or check up on you!

Where can I find out more?

Hit the contact us button, or if you're ready to join, then sign up below. We only require an email address and we'll send the invite out straight away so you can get started.

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