TERMS & CONDITIONS
£45 for 50-minute session.
£50 for 50-minute session. However, I recommend at least two longer initial sessions of 75 minutes with a fee of £75.
Frequency of sessions
If you decide you would like to see me, then we will arrange an initial consultation at a mutually convenient time. This initial session give us the opportunity to meet and for you to explore what you are hoping to achieve from counselling and to ask any questions you may have about how we will work together. I'll ask some questions in this session and you will get an idea of my approach and how I work to see whether I am the right counsellor for you. There is no obligation on either side from this first session to continue therapy after this session.
If, after our initial consultation, we agree to continue working together, we will meet at the same agreed time and day each week.
For couples work, we may meet less frequently, after the initial few of sessions.
I charge the full fee for missed session, unless I am given 48-hours notice.
Ideally, we will work to an agreed notice period of at least one session, but preferably two, as this is of most benefit to clients, allowing us time to resolve unfinished issues and for you to end of our work together in a safe manner.
Confidentiality will be controlled by you in that anything you tell me during our work together will be in confidence between you and me. However, in exceptional circumstances, I may break confidentiality by informing your doctor and/or the police, but where possible, I will endeavour to discuss this with you first prior to doing so.
These exceptional circumstances include if I have reasonable grounds for believing that you may cause serious harm to others or to yourself. There are also legal limits to confidentiality around disclosure of committing or intent to commit criminal offences, such as Prevention of Terrorism, Drug Trafficking Acts and Child Protection Acts.
In a court of law, a counsellor may be required to answer questions about a client.
In accordance with NCS guidelines, I am regularly supervised to professional standards. Your identity remains confidential in this context.
Personal records and GDPR
I protect the privacy of anyone who contacts me regarding counselling.
The information on the contacts page is kept secure, and is confidential.
When a client and I start working together, I will provide them with a written copy of my GDPR policy as part of our contract.
Insurance, Ethics and Personal Practice
As part of my practice I am fully insured for professional liability with a specialist provider of insurance for Psychotherapists. I also maintain third party accident insurance should any accident occur whilst you are on the premises.
As a National Counselling Society (NCS) counsellor, and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA), I am accountable to my professional bodies, and I adhere to their codes of ethics and practice. Copies of these are available on request.