1. What will my first session be like?
The first session is our opportunity to meet each other and we will explore what brings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. I can answer any questions you have and explain how I work.
2. How many sessions will I need?
You can continue for as long as you feel the sessions are of benefit to you and I will hold regular reviews of the work and we can discuss this; I offer long-term, short-term and time-limited counselling.
3. How long are the sessions and how often should I have counselling?
Each session will last 50 minutes, and will start and end on time even if you arrive a little early or late. Consistency is the key to effective counselling and weekly sessions provide this.
4. Will everything be confidential?
Yes, the content of our sessions is confidential and as a member of the BACP I adhere to their Ethical Framework and Guidance for Good Practice on this. Clinical supervision is an ethical requirement of the BACP and your identity will not be revealed. There are a couple of exceptions to confidentiality relating to risk and I will clearly outline those when you start counselling with me.
5. Can I blend or change the way I receive counselling?
Yes, by prior arrangement you may blend or change the way you receive counselling; eg you may mainly have in person sessions but need Zoom or telephone when you’re out of town.
6. What is your cancellation policy?
Any cancellations within 24 hours of the session will be charged in full, except in exceptional circumstances.
I charge £60 per session, payable 24 hours in advance of the session by bank transfer.