Counselling is for everyone....

My practice

My practice is based in Leckhampton, Cheltenham, in quiet private rooms with off-street parking.

My main methods of communication are by mobile (07702155267) or e-mail (david@cheltenhamcounsellor.co.uk). If I am unavailable when you call I endeavour to reply to any message within 4 hours.

Following your initial call or e-mail we would usually agree an appointment for an initial interview. This is intended to be a time when you can explain a little about yourself and the difficulties you are facing while also meeting me and deciding whether or not you would like us to work together. During the meeting I would expect to ask you some questions about your life as it is now and how it has been in the past. I may take notes during that meeting; I would not expect to take notes during formal counselling sessions.

I would also expect at the meeting to explain the basis and terms upon which my counselling practice is based and we would sign a statement of understanding. This would include matters such as holidays, cancelled appointments, and payment. This is a written document and you will be given a copy or sent one in advance for you to familiarise yourself with those terms. You are free to ask any questions you like about the counselling process and/or the terms.

My charges are (reviewed 1st September 2014):

Charges

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Initial Interview (if conducted) £20
Counselling sessions £40 per session

Rates for low and unwaged

Initial interview (if conducted) No charge
Counselling sessions By negotiation

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Should we agree to commence counselling (which might be at the time or subsequently) we will agree a date and time which would then become a weekly arrangement until the counselling ends. Anything that you say or takes place during counselling sessions is confidential and will not be disclosed to a third party without your express consent.

I am fully insured, have Disclosure and Barring Service clearance and engage in ongoing Continuing professional development.

Telephone: 07702 155267 | david@cheltenhamcounsellor.co.uk

I practice from Cheltenham serving much of Gloucestershire with Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Northleach all within 30 minutes travel time by car.

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