Who we are

Benjamin Watkins is a qualified counsellor and coach based in Frankston, Australia. Benjamin offers these coaching products as tools to support yourself at home. These tools are not a replacement for Counselling or other forms of mental health therapy and should be used as supplements. For more information on the work Benjamin does or to book an appointment head to benjaminwatkins.com.au.



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Who do we share your data with

Your data is kept private and confidential as per the privacy policy found at www.benjaminwatkins.com.au

As a qualified Counsellor and member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Benjamin takes his Client’s confidentiality very seriously, adhering to a strict code of ethics, this is no different when handling online transactions.

The exception is when Benjamin has a legally binding duty of care to report something that threatens your wellbeing or the wellbeing of others or if otherwise confidential notes are subpoenaed by the courts.

Counsellors are also expected to occasionally seek advice from other therapists in what is known as Supervision. Although case details might be discussed, the Client’s identities remain protected.

This same level of privacy is maintained with your data when purchasing coaching products from Benjamin’s website.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.


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 (www.benjaminwatkins.com.au), 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.

If you purchase a product that includes a coaching or counselling session with Benjamin, additional data will be collected in an Intake form & Service agreement. This information collected will remain private and is covered by the Ts & Cs and Privacy Policy which can be found at www.benjaminwatkins.com.au


What rights do 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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and all purchase data is emailed directly to Benjamin and is managed as per the privacy policy at www.benjaminwatkins.com.au