Counselling Agreement

Please download the form by clicking here and bring a signed copy to your first appointment to indicate that you understand and agree to participate in counselling in accordance with the above agreement.
For online clients, please send a signed copy of the form to the address below.

Sessions

  • Counselling sessions are open ended and can continue for as long as the client and counsellor feel is beneficial.

  • Each session is weekly and lasts 50 minutes. (you can arrange for more often if needed).

  • Please make sure you arrive on time for your sessions.

Payment

  • £65 per session  (£520 for an 8 session block)

  • A payment of £ 520.00 is to be made by bank transfer before the first session (BACS details on request)

Cancellation

  • To cancel an appointment please text on 07885 531415 72 hours beforehand.

  • If more than 72 hours’ notice is given I will add a session onto the end of your block.

  • If less than 72 hours’ notice is given, then a £65 cancellation fee will be charged.

Confidentiality

  • I maintain confidentiality in accordance with the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy’s (BACP) ethical framework for good practice.

  • I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.

  • I write brief case notes after the session.

  • I attend regular supervision to ensure best practice at all times.  I do discuss my caseload with my supervisor, but no personal details are disclosed.

 

Exceptions in Confidentiality

The only time that I would ever need to break confidentiality is if:

  • You threaten to harm yourself or others

  • I believe you / or a child or vulnerable person / is at risk of harm

  • If you share information regarding an act of terrorism

  • If the courts instruct me to give information

If any of the above were to happen then, where possible, you would be fully involved in the process.  I would discuss with you what I was going to do, who I was going to inform and why.

 

Endings

  • 4 weeks’ notice is the required notice before terminating therapy, as working together towards a satisfactory ending is a particularly important part of therapy.

 

Online working

We may work online throughout our relationship, or we may wish to mix and match face-to-face sessions with online sessions. When working online I will email you a Zoom link, prior to each session. If we experience IT problems during the session, I will call you to arrange alternative ways to communicate. Please try to find a confidential space where you do not feel overheard, headphones can help with this. I too will be in a confidential space.