This is my standard counselling agreement, I am happy to discuss all aspects of the agreement with you and this is something that I bring into every first session.
Our sessions will be 50 minutes long and will take place weekly.
I charge £40 per session, payable on the day or the day before if you wish to pay directly to my bank account.
If you are accessing affordable counselling my charge is...........payable on the day or the day before if you wish to pay directly to my bank account.
We will confirm our next appointment at the end of each session. If you miss a session I will not assume that you are intending to come next week, I will leave it in your hands to make our next appointment.
Please give me 24 hours notice if you know you will not be coming I will charge for missed sessions except in extraordinary circumstances.
Our sessions are confidential, I will only share the content of our sessions with others in the 3 situations below. Should I need to break confidentiality I will only share the information that is relevant to the situation.
1. If you share information which relates to terrorism or money laundering I am legally obliged to report this to the police.
2. If I believe there is a risk of serious harm to yourself or to another. In this instance I would usually speak to you first, although I reserve the right to break confidentiality without consulting you.
3. In supervision. I have regular supervision, this is to ensure my own best and safe practice. I may talk about our work together with my supervisor in a reflective manor.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework.
If you would like to make an official complaint about our work you can do this through their website.
I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service certificate.