Terms & Conditions

Sessions and Confidentiality 

The aim of therapy is to provide a safe environment for you to explore personal difficulties and make changes towards your desired goals. The initial session will allow us to discuss your current situation and what you would like to achieve from our work together. Thereafter, the sessions are usually scheduled weekly at the same time and will last for 50 minutes.

 

The length of our work will be discussed and decided upon according to your goals and can be reviewed at any time. 

 

Everything that is discussed during the sessions will be kept strictly confidential. Please note, however, there are exceptions to this in the rare occasion where I may believe that you are at risk of harming yourself or others or if I am required by law to do so. 

 

As a matter of good practice all therapists are required to discuss parts of their work with a qualified supervisor, however your details are fully anonymised. 

 

Payments and Cancellations

Session fees are published on this website and will be communicated to you before the first session. Payment is to be made by cash or card at the end of each session. If you are using your health insurance, please ensure that you have authorisation in place prior to the sessions and provide your membership number and authorisation code.

 

If you are unable to attend a session, please give as much notice as possible; a minimum of 2 days’ notice is required otherwise the full session fee will be charged.  

 

The practice fees are reviewed annually. Should this result in an increase in fees, advance notice will be given.

 

 

Records

All personal information provided by you will be stored securely and confidentially, either electronically, using codes with password protection, or in paper format which is stored in a locked cabinet, coded for protection. 

 

The information collected is used to enable effective communication during the therapeutic process, and it is used in a safe and ethical manner and is in line with General Data Protection Regulations 2016/679 (full privacy policy is available upon request).

 

Ending Therapy

You are free to end your sessions at any time you choose. It is good for the outcome of therapy if we work together towards an ending that enables us both to acknowledge the work we have done. 

 

Ethics

Please note that I work in accordance with the Ethical Framework of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.