What is a counselling session like?
Sessions are held online via Zoom which I have been using since the start of the pandemic back in March 2020. Zoom allows you to hide your own video feed which I believe is really important in being able to work remotely. Seeing your own video when on a call can be really distracting and off putting especially when in therapy so being able to turn this off has been an important part of me offering sessions using Zoom.
During the session, I will be providing a safe, non-judgemental and respectful space in which we can work together to enable you to explore, identify and work through any issues you choose to bring.
How much do you charge?
My standard fee for sessions is £50.
How often will we meet?
Sessions are 50 minutes long and we can arrange how frequently you would like to have counselling in our first session together.
Are sessions confidential?
Counselling sessions are confidential however confidentiality does have limitations. As part of my BACP membership, I regularly bring my client work to supervision. This is to ensure that my working practices are suitable to meet the needs of my clients. I will endeavour to keep you anonymous to protect your confidentiality. My Supervisor is a qualified Person-centred counsellor and is an accredited member of the BACP.
In exceptional circumstances, I may be ethically required to override my commitment to your confidentiality such as in the need to safeguard you or others from risk of harm. Wherever possible I will discuss this with you beforehand unless circumstances prevent it. In cases such as these, I will endeavour to inform you of what has been communicated and to whom. This will be covered in more detail during the initial session we have together.
How many sessions will I need/how long will the therapy last?
Every person is different and will come to counselling for different lengths of time. The open-ended nature of therapy can be both reassuring and daunting and raising the topic of endings can be difficult. When we begin to work together we can discuss what you are hoping to get from therapy. One suggestion could be that every six sessions we can do a brief check-in to review how the therapy is going. If you wish to cease your counselling sessions with me you can do so at any time without any obligations.
What if I need to reschedule?
I ask that you give as much notice as possible for any cancellations of individual sessions ideally 24 hours. If the time is no longer suitable we can discuss other arrangements. If you fail to turn up to a session I will attempt to contact you to see if you wish to continue with your counselling. I ask that any missed session is paid for in full.
Who do you work with?
I work with adults on a range of issues, including (but not limited to) gender identity, sexuality, relationship diversity (GSRD), anxiety, depression, identity, self-worth, grief and loss, work stress, and relationship difficulties. I am LGBTQI+, neurodiverse and kink friendly (my pronouns are he/him).
If you have any further questions please get in touch.