If you think you might be interested on coming for counselling, please leave a message on my answerphone or email me (see 'Getting in touch') with your contact details and I will come back to you, usually within 24 hours. If after answering your initial questions, you are happy to proceed, we can arrange an introductory counselling session. In that session you will be able to outline the concerns that have brought you to counselling and we can discuss how we might work together. At the end of the session, we can make a decision as to whether or not this is the right counselling arrangement for you.
Forming a working agreement and confidentiality
As counselling involves being able to open up to a stranger about your personal issues, it is absolutely crucial that you know how I might treat the personal information you may choose to share with me. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and maintain a highly level of confidentiality in relation to issues clients share with me in therapy.
There are some exceptions to that confidentiality and these are briefly covered in my working agreement, outlining how we might work together. I am happy to discuss this working agreement with you in more detail, when you come for an initial counselling session.
My standard rate for new clients is £47 for a one hour session.
I offer some concessions - please discuss these with me directly.
I accept sometimes appointments need to be cancelled due to unforeseen life events, and I ask that you give me a minimum of 24 hours notice.
If you have to cancel an appointment after this time you will be charged 50% of the normal fee, as I will be unable to fill your space and will still have to pay for use of the room.