All sessions will be conducted in strictest confidence. My practice adheres to the BACP Code of Ethics; therefore, if I consider you to be at risk of harming yourself or others, or in cases of fraud, terrorism or if a child is at risk, then I am bound by these ethics to inform the appropriate authorities.
Additionally, all counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors must attend case discussion with a professional and qualified supervisor who also abides by the same Code of Ethics.
Sessions and Fees
Counselling sessions will last for 60 minutes.
The number of sessions and length of counselling will depend upon your requirements and our mutual agreement and will be either time limited or open-ended.
Should out of hours contact be necessary, I will be available by phone for short consultations or by email. I am offering this service on the understanding that other sources of help and will be considered if I am unable to respond immediately.
Daytime appointments: £45 per session (8 am to 5:30 pm)
Evening appointments : £45 per session (up to 8 pm).
Weekend appointments (limited number) : £55 per session
Couples Counselling : £50 per session
Payment may be made in cash or by cheque, weekly at the end of each session. If you require a receipt please let me know.
Telephone counselling fees are as above.
Email counselling charged at £30 per session (approximately 50 minutes).
A period of 48 hours is required as notice of your cancellation of an individual session, otherwise the session fee is payable in full.
Termination of counselling
When you have received the help that you initially sought and our contract is completed, or if it becomes apparent that counselling is no longer beneficial and you wish to end, we will work together towards reaching a satisfactory, recognised ending that is acceptable to you.
I do not require payment at times when my clients take their holidays but I do require adequate and fair notice so that I can offer their appointed time to other clients, thereby offering more flexibility.
An opportunity to review counselling will take place regularly, however I welcome any discussion on the service I offer, the counselling relationship or the work we complete together.