Confidentiality is assured in each session we have together and no information will be shared without your written agreement/consent and knowledge. However, if certain circumstances arise, such as an intention to harm oneself or another, or there are concerns affecting your health or safety, then others in the public caring sector may need to be involved. This also applies to current sexual abuse against another and falls within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I do have supervision, which is common amongst therapists and contributes to the support-giving process offered to clients. In the sessions with my supervisor we might speak about some of the work being explored with clients. We can discuss this further in our initial meeting if you have any questions.
Whether online or face-to-face, all sessions will last approximately 50 minutes. Before we begin the sessions, we will agree the time and day to meet on a weekly basis. This is usually fixed and consistent. There is no binding contract to sign in terms of a commitment to ongoing therapy, however a contract of safety and how we might work together is important to finalise. You can leave at any stage, but I do ask that you give three session's notice before leaving. This period will hopefully allow sufficient time to reflect and complete what might be needed before ending.
I usually see clients once a week, either face-to-face or online.
• Experiencing loss, such as bereavement and redundancy
• Feeling depressed or sad
• Feeling stressed or anxious
• Low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness
• Issues of identity, race and culture
• Difference and inclusion
• Separation and divorce
• Feelings of guilt, shame, frustration, or anger
• Making or sustaining satisfying relationships
• Feelings of isolation and loneliness
• Difficulties relating to sexuality
• Suicidal thoughts
• Family issues
• Panic attacks
• Self harm
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Unresolved issues from the past