What Happens When I Contact You?
If you feel counselling may be helpful for you, please contact me so that I can answer any questions you might have. We can arrange a telephone consultation to discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling. This initial telephone consultation is a mutual assessment and you do not commit yourself to further sessions by having this conversation with me.
What Happens at the First Session?
At the first appointment you will have the opportunity to discuss your difficulties and the things you are currently finding challenging. We will talk about what you want to achieve from counselling and whether it will benefit you. It gives you the opportunity to experience my counselling approach and for us to decide if we want to work together. It’s important we feel comfortable and relaxed with each other.
Will Everything I Say Remain Confidential?
Confidentiality is a key component of therapy. What you discuss in a session will not be shared with anyone else. However, there are a small number of exceptions to this, such as if I believe someone is at risk of serious harm or abuse. Confidentiality will be discussed at the beginning of our first session. If you require further information before this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Are You Professionally Regulated?
I am a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by their ethical framework.
Are You Supervised?
As part of my commitment to working professionally and ethically, I attend supervision in accordance with the BACP ethical framework. I discuss my work with a counselling supervisor, in such a way as not to identify my clients. My supervisor is bound by the same code of confidentiality and ethical framework.
Are You Insured?
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
How much does a counselling session cost?
Please see the fees page for more information.