Terms, Conditions & Confidentiality
As your counsellor I am committed to you and will give you the time and space to use my expertise, skills and attention. If possible we will agree to a regular time to meet and any necessary changes will be agreed in advance, with as much notice as reasonably possible.
This is between you and I. I will on occasion make notes but these are purely issue and fact based for memory, (IE names and factual timeline) but not a written recording of a session. I undertake regular supervision where I may explore any issues I feel necessary but identities are not disclosed. I am legally required to break confidentially when legally required to do so.
My fee includes my supervision costs, insurance, training, premises and membership of The Counselling Society. Payment is made on the day of the appointment in cash. If you have a regular appointment slot, bank transfers can be made, also on the day of the appointment if we arrange to do this. Some people prefer to pay monthly in advance for their regular appointment slot.
Any sessions cancelled without 24hrs notice are payable in full. Where more than 24hrs notice is given I will make every endeavour to rearrange the session.
Within any session you may wish to disclose a particular issue, situation, incident or dream or use the time to be quiet and reflect- it is for you to decide.
At the start we may agree a fixed number of sessions or, more usually the number of sessions will be open ended. When you feel that it is appropriate to end our sessions I will require a minimum of two weeks notice so we can use the opportunity to explore feelings around loss, separation and leaving, with the aim that you leave with full awareness of where you are at.
I am a member of The Counselling Society and subscribe to their code of ethics which can be read in full on their website.