Time and cost
All sessions last for 50 minutes and are once a week at the same time. I charge £50 per session. I have some concessionary places available so please feel free to ask.
The initial session is an opportunity to explore your reasons for coming to counselling, to clarify your hopes and expectations, and for you to ask any questions you may have. It is also a chance for both of us to assess whether we feel we're suited to working together, and there is no obligation to meet again. If we do decide to meet again I would suggest making an initial commitment to six sessions, at which point we can review our work and consider whether to commit to further sessions.
Everything we discuss is treated in the strictest confidence by me and I will not break our confidentiality agreement except where you give consent for me to share information, or if I have concerns about your safety, or the safety of a third party. In this case, I may be under a legal or moral duty to inform the authorities.
All counsellors discuss their clients with a supervisor, as a professional requirement, and supervision is designed to protect your interests and to assist me in my professional development.