Each session will last for 50 minutes.
If you are late or delayed, it will not be possible to extend the session beyond the usual finishing time.
If I am unable to attend you will not be charged and I will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible.
The sessions will continue on an open-ended basis. We will agree a finishing date between us as appropriate.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapists will have studied to a higher level of academic qualification than counsellors, although counselling is also a generic term used in this field.
All qualified counsellors and psychotherapists will have trained in a specific approach. They will have worked in supervised placements in order to qualify for membership with a regulating body.
If you have provided your personal details and GPs name and address, please let me know if any of this changes or if you change your GP. This information will be retained only as long as we are working together, after which time it will be deleted.
Everything we talk about is confidential. I will not disclose any information to a third party other than in the event that, in my opinion, there is a threat to your own safety or the safety of others, or if I am obliged to do so by law. If I do disclose information for these purposes, I will normally try to do this in discussion with you and with your consent. My governing bodies, the BACP and UKCP, require me to have appropriate supervision for each client I see in which some of the content from our sessions together will be discussed with my supervisor to enable me to provide you with a safe and therapeutic environment. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, any records of our sessions will be kept confidential and kept in a secure manner.