How we work together

Appointments

  • Counselling sessions are usually weekly, on the same day, at the same time, and last 50 minutes.
  • You aren't committed to any minimum number of sessions - you can end whenever you want, but as long as I am reserving a weekly slot for you, I do charge  if you have to miss a session for any reason (including holidays).
  • Usually we would discuss and plan an ending, when appropriate, with time to work towards it.

Confidentiality

  • I provide a secure, comfortable space for the counselling, and all issues are kept confidential, except if it emerges that there is a serious risk to you or another person, or where I am compelled by law.  In such rare circumstances I will always prefer to discuss any concerns and actions with you beforehand.  
  • I won't provide reports or letters about your counselling to anyone.  
  • As required by BACP, I have my work supervised by a senior colleague to maintain appropriate standards of practice, and all material discussed in this supervision is kept confidential between us.  (See 'Good practice' below)

Fees

  • I currently charge £50 per session for individuals and £60 for couples.  
  • Fees are payable at the end of each session, by cash or bank transfer.

Drugs and alcohol

  • If you appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, I am likely to refuse to see you on that occasion.

Good practice

  • I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and its complaints procedure.  (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)