A - Your first session will be an opportunity to discuss the issues that concern you and what you hope to gain from counselling. We will also talk about the types of interventions that might be helpful to you.
Q - How often will we meet?
A - I encourage clients to book regular sessions at the same time every week. This helps you to form a long-term commitment to therapy. My consultation hours are flexible in order to accommodate irregular work patterns. All payments are made at the end of each session. To make the process more accessible, I now accept card payments.
Q - Are telephone sessions an option?
A - If you cannot for whatever reason attend face-to-face sessions, then Skype or telephone sessions can be arranged.
Q - Can I make a cancellation?
A - It is important to make a commitment to your progress. However, I understand that cancellations are sometimes unavoidable. For times like this, I have a 48-hour cancellation policy. Any missed sessions without notice are payable at the agreed session rate.
Q - Are our sessions confidential?
A - To ensure that therapy is a safe, classified space, all sessions are completely confidential. As a psychotherapist, it is my duty to take your privacy very seriously. If there is cause for concern regarding your safety, I will discuss the issue with you before making any appropriate contact with other professionals. I abide by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) code of ethics.
Q - Will health insurance cover my therapy sessions?
A - Yes, often it will. I am registered with Aviva and Bupa to offer covered therapeutic care. If you are with another insurance company, your provider may still finance your sessions.