Sessions and Fees
Prior to your first session I will send you details of my location where you will have onsite parking available. If you are working online we will complete all the necessary forms online via email.
Prior to the first session you will receive an Agreement/Assessment for completion and signing in order to protect confidentiality and comply with GDPR. At the first appointment we would discuss what you would like to achieve from therapy and explore your options. Sessions would be dedicated to helping you manage your difficulties and find appropriate ways to move forward and reach your desired outcomes. We would meet each week or on a schedule which would enable you to get the most benefit from your sessions. Brief or long-term work can be offered depending on the nature of your problems. You might find that just a few sessions are enough to help you. It is your choice how many sessions you decide to have.
Payment can be made before or after the sessions and you will never be asked to commit to blocks of sessions.
If you are having EMDR therapy the protocols and procedures involved in this type of therapy means there will be a preparation phase to be completed before any processing or eye movement is undertaken. This would be fully explained and discussed at the first session.
If you choose to have online sessions, the process is similar, the agreement and assessment will be carried out online via secure email and discussed at the first appointment. Payment for online work is requested prior to the session.
If you would like to find out more about counselling/psychotherapy please visit the BACP website at www.bacp.co.uk.