Counselling is for everyone....
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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):
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
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.