What happens in the first session?
During the first session we will talk through what you want to gain from the sessions and start to establish what the focus of our work together may be. I work in a relaxed way and you will be under no pressure to disclose anything you don’t want to. At the end of the session we will discuss if you would like to book another session, but again there is no pressure.
What is your confidentiality policy?
Information discussed in sessions is confidential, there are however some exceptions to this. These are:
- Supervision: As part of maintaining a high level of clinical practice & to comply with professional standards, I have regular supervision and discuss client work with my supervisor. I do not disclose or share any personal details with my supervisor and I abide by GDPR laws & regulation
- Safety: Counsellors may at times need to contact your GP or other professionals. This will normally be done with your consent and discussed in the counselling session. However, if you or another person’s safety is at risk, it may be necessary to contact these agencies without your consent.
How much do sessions cost?
Counselling & Psychotherapy are £45 per 50min session payable by bank transfer
Supervision (reduced rate while training) £35 per 50min sessions payable by bank transfer
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on each individual’s needs. I offer both short term therapy & long term therapy and will tailor the therapy to suit your needs. We will establish what you want to gain from the sessions early in therapy and I will actively check with you if you are getting what you want from the sessions and if you want to continue.
Do you have a therapy contract?
Yes, before we start therapy a contract is agreed upon. If you would like to have a look at the contract please click here.
How does online therapy work?
Online therapy works in the same way as face to face, with many people now opting for this approach. The platform I use for this is Zoom. If you need any help in setting this up just let me know. If online isn’t for you then I also offer telephone sessions too.
Is online therapy as effective as face to face?
Yes! There have been a number of studies that show that online & telephone therapy is as effective as more traditional face to face sessions. In my own experience the vast majority of clients have actually preferred this method as it can be more practical and easier to fit into our busy lives.