I am an accredited and registered member of BACP and adhere to their ethical framework (available on request).
The content of the sessions is confidential. I may have to break this confidentiality if I am compelled by a Court of Law or statutory law requires me to inform the relevant authorities.
We may find there is a need to communicate with other professionals. This will only proceed after first seeking your permission and we would agree the best way forward together.
I will not use your personal data for anything other than to contact you. I am registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioners Office. My registration number is: ZA491045.
I have supervision for my counselling work; it is a requirement of BACP. I may discuss our work in supervision. I will not use any identifying details about you.
The length of the sessions is 50 minutes. If you are late we will still end the session on time. If I do not hear from you I will wait for up to 30 minutes for you to arrive.
The fee per session is £50. I accept payment by bank transfer or cash. If paying by bank transfer the full fee is due prior to the session. My account details are: account number 02342041 sort code 238589
If your financial circumstances change and you can no longer afford the fees we can negotiate a temporary concession rate.
If I have to cancel the session I will give as much notice as possible.
You can contact me by email or telephone if you need to cancel or change an appointment. There will be no other contact between sessions unless otherwise agreed.
To be clear about our professional counselling relationship there can be no contact between us other than client/counsellor.
Good endings can be an important part of the process. Where possible we will meet for a planned final session at the end of the counselling.