“We may think that we fully control ourselves. However, a friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about.”
Before committing to therapy, I like to offer all potential clients an initial 30 minute session which enables me to find out a little more of what brings you to seek support and, more importantly, for you to see if I am someone you will feel comfortable working with.
This initial session is at no cost to yourself and I feel, a beneficial way to see how therapy works before committing to further sessions.
Going forward, should you decide to proceed, sessions will be for the duration of 50 minutes, at a cost of £50.00 per session and ideally held once a week on the same day and time. This enables you to plan your week knowing that your session time will always be reserved for you.
All sessions are conducted under strict confidentiality guidance as set by the industry's code of practice and this will be discussed in our first session.
Confidentiality is only compromised should it become apparent within our session that you or someone else is at serious risk of harm. Where possible, this will be discussed within the session and the appropriate risk procedure will be followed.
A counselling agreement ensures that the sessions are provided in a safe and professional manner and will highlight the responsibilities of both client and counsellor.
The agreement will be discussed within our first session and you will be required to sign this before further sessions can continue.
Whilst it is difficult to tell how many sessions a client will need, we will have regular reviews of our work together, which will allow us to see how the sessions are progressing and if there are any changes to the work that need to be made.
When it becomes apparent that our work together is coming to an end, we will agree on a final session where you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress and goals and any new techniques that you will take forward with you.