"Sometimes it’s hard to talk to family and friends and you just need that one person who takes the time to listen." Mind
After initial contact we would meet for an assessment session to discuss your hopes and expectations for counselling and explore a little of your background. This will give you the opportunity to get a sense of me and ask any questions about counselling that you may have. I will ask some questions and explain about confidentiality and the work that I do.
“Connecting with your therapist and feeling that you can trust them is so important for your therapeutic experience.”
If you feel that you would be comfortable to work with me we would meet at the same time/same day on a weekly basis for 50 minutes each session until we feel that you no longer require counselling or that you feel that counselling isn’t for you.
Currently I am following the UK’s Government Covid-19 safety guidance when working. I can also offer telephone or online appointments if preferred in the current climate.
A minimum of 6-8 sessions are recommended, however how many sessions you might have or need is up to you. We will review the sessions regularly so we know what is working and what is not. You are free to end counselling at any time.
Each session is payable via cash or bank transfer and is to be paid before or at each appointment. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice are fully chargeable.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I undertake a monthly process called supervision. This is to ensure that I work to the high standards required by the BACP. During supervision, your confidentiality will be maintained.
Brief session notes are made and retained as required by both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and my insurance company.