The first session is a chance for us to talk about what Person-Centred counselling is and how we might work together. It’s useful for you to have a sense of what talking therapy is so you can decide if what I can offer fits with what you feel you need. We can discuss what you expect from counselling and what the focus of our piece of work together might be. It’s also important to both of us that I explain the professional standards that I work to
After that, it’s useful to meet regularly, usually every week, for 50 minutes. When we meet we can decide how many sessions we’ll need and commit to a programme of support for you. We’ll review things as we go along, in case your focus changes or something new comes up and further sessions can be scheduled if we agree they are needed. You always have the choice to end counselling whenever you want to
If I feel that my skills don’t meet your needs, or that it would be inappropriate for us to work together, I will refer or signpost you to an appropriate individual or support organisation
I only work with individuals over 18
The first session is 30 minutes and cost £15.
All subsequent sessions are 50 minutes and cost £35.
The fee is payable at the beginning of each session, either in cash or by cheque
Sessions that are missed with no notice are charged at the full rate
All our sessions are bound by the Confidentiality Policy except when there is an immediate risk of harm that could only be avoided by disclosure or when disclosure is required by law
As a registered member of the BACP, I work to their Ethical Framework
I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor; an experienced, qualified therapist, to reflect on and discuss the content of my work to ensure I’m working safely and in your best interest. I don’t use any details that could identify you
If you need to reschedule or cancel a session, please call me on 07598 109 811 providing a minimum of 24 hours’ notice