Session timing and frequency
Psychotherapy and Counselling usually takes place weekly in a session lasting 55 minutes. occasionally sessions, particularly those for couples can take place more or less frequently and/or longer sessions can be negotiated in advance.
The initial session
In the initial session I can tell you more about the way I work and you can say what leads you to consider Counselling & Psychotherapy. From this we can decide whether we will work with one another.
My full fee per session is £60 and I appreciate that not everyone will find that affordable. So as to make my work available to more people, I offer that you can pay between £60-£20. How much you pay is based on trust, not on a means test. However I may discuss your fee amount with you if you seem to paying significantly more or less than you can afford.
The fee is payable in cash or cheque at each session.
Professional and Ethical Standards
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP) which is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I also belong to various other groups providing professional support and networking opportunities.
I work to both the BACP and UKAHPP codes of practice and ethics assuring you of the highest standards of integrity, impartiality and respect (see links below). Our work is confidential (unless life is endangered when I would attempt to discuss any decision to break confidentiality with you beforehand).