Is what I say confidential?
I follow the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical framework which means what you say in the session is confidential.
Confidentiality and its limitations will be discussed during our first session.
How long is the session?
Each weekly session is 50 minutes.
What happens in a session?
A counselling session is a time set aside on an agreed date at an agreed place, which provides a ‘safe’ and confidential space, which is private, undisturbed, and cannot be overheard or interrupted.
Within this space you can talk about yourself and your life, and you can explore any thoughts and feelings around whatever has prompted you to seek help.
How many sessions can I have?
The number of session you can have are unlimited. You can have as many as you would like.
We can agree in our first session if you would prefer to come for a fixed number of sessions.
What are the fees?
Each weekly session of 50 minutes, the fee is £60 payable by either cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Do you offer online counselling?
Yes, I also offer online and telephone counselling.
Do you belong to a professional therapy organisation and how can I check?
I am an accredited member of the BACP, which means I have met their higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. I adhere to the Ethical Framework and the professional conduct procedure within it. For more details on the Ethical Framework, refer to the BACP website: BACP Ethical Framework
You can check the BACP Register which is a list of BACP members who have met the standards for registration: BACP Register
I also adhere to the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA) Code of Ethics and Practice, as a practitioner member of APPCA.
For more details on the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts, refer to APPCA