Counselling offers you a private space and time to talk and think about your particular worry or situation. You are with a caring empathic outsider and the issues spoken about are private. The aim of the sessions is to support you to begin to feel better and to choose from the life options you have.
Hearing what you have to say does really help you to feel better and as time passes I hope that you will feel emotionally stronger and clearer about what you want and how to manage any changes that are necessary.
Counselling sessions are arranged at a mutually agreed time, at the first meeting we will discuss which areas of your life you wish to focus on and how many sessions might be acceptable. Sessions may take place each week at a regular time or if you prefer more infrequently to fit in with your other commitments. If you are unable to attend a pre-arranged appointment I ask for at least 24 hours notice so that another appointment can be booked. If you do not attend for an arranged appointment the full fee will be charged.
As a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for researching counselling and psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct and Procedure currently in force. Therefore information you discuss with me is confidential. I am required to receive professional supervision but your identity is not revealed in these sessions. I would only communicate with your doctor with your written permission