Ethical Guidelines & Session Costs

On this page, I set out my Counselling and Psychotherapy costs, and Ethical Guidelines.For new clients of my Counselling and Psychotherapy service, I offer free 30 minute one-to-one consultation. This is because I believe it is important that we meet each other before we start working together in a therapeutic relationship.

For new clients, I offer free 30 minute one-to-one consultation. This is because I believe it is important that we meet each other before we start working together in a therapeutic relationship.

If you choose to begin therapy with me I will give you two forms to take away with you. These forms are my ‘Confidential Client Intake Form’ and ‘Administration Contract’.  I will ask you to read and complete these, signing where necessary, and bring them to your first session.

Confidentiality

Any information you share with me is completely confidential, and for your peace of mind I am fully GDPR compliant. I am also registered with the Independent Commissioners Office (ICO), following their ethical code of regulation and confidentiality. You can see full details in our Privacy Policy.

Regulation

I am ethically regulated by, and hold governing body memberships of the UKATA, the NCS, the BACP, and the GHR.

Sessions

The length of the therapy contract, and number of sessions will depend upon your individual needs and we’ll review and negotiate this between us.

Costs

  • Counselling & Psychotherapy costs: £50.00 for a 1 hour session
  • Couples Counselling Therapy: £75.00 for 75 minutes.
  • Hypnotherapy: £50 for 1 hour or £75.00 for a 1 1/2 hour session

Cancellation

If you cancel within 48 hours of your appointment, then the full charge will be required. If you give me greater than 48 hours notice, then there is no charge.

Should you consistently cancel sessions, this will be considered as a break in our therapeutic contract and your session space will be offered to another client.

Notice period & ending therapy

It is more ideal therapeutically to give as much notice as possible of your intention to end therapy. The longer you have been in therapy the longer your period of notice generally needs to be. This allows for an adequate preparation of your therapeutic ending.

The aim of this is to provide time to resolve any unfinished issues and finish working in a safe and healthy manner.

Appointment availability

Appointments are offered subject to availability.

I take regular breaks throughout the year, which I will give you plenty of notice of along with any changes to these, or your session dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Payment

I accept all major credit and debit cards

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