Firstly I will see you for an initial consultation After an initial consultation, an agreement between you and I will be discussed, including a day and time for therapy, which is usually the same every week, although I aim to be flexible with my appointments.
The number of sessions varies, depending on the issues. I am happy to work with an open-ended agreement within which you and I will make regular reviews on how the therapeutic progress is going, and then when appropriate we will agree an ending.
I am also happy to work in 'time-limited' therapy within which we agree at the beginning how many sessions you want. Of course, in order for therapy to be effective, the number of sessions have to be realistic.
Each session lasts for 50-60 minutes.
The process of counselling and psychotherapy can be challenging at times. But it is through that process that better understanding of yourself can be gained and enable you to make positive changes.
What you tell me will be kept strictly confidential. I will not share any information to a third party, unless under exceptional circumstances. These are:
•Serious risk of harm to self or others.
•Current physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a child or a vulnerable adult.
•Disclosure of terrorism (requirement of the Terrorism Act 2000).
•Disclosure of drug or people trafficking
•Disclosure of money laundering
•I may be subpoenaed by a court to give evidence under oath.
I am bound by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)