What to expect
I practice from a quiet location in Tillington West Sussex. I offer weekday, evening and Saturday appointments. Availability may vary. We can also agree on a mutually convenient time to meet.
Sessions are usually once a week. However sometimes I can negotiate once a fortnight or once a month sessions, however I don't generally promote this at the beginning of counselling as it can interrupt and/or limit progress.
The first session I offer is an "assessment session". This is to enable you and I to look at your current circumstances and explore how we can work together to improve your situation. This session typically lasts 50-60 minute. This session also helps us to see whether we think we can work together. After our initial meeting sessions are then at an agreed date and time and last for 50 minutes.
All information disclosed by you is done so in the strictest confidence. Any notes I make about our sessions are anonymised and destroyed after we have stopped working together. The only circumstances in which I might disclose information would be if I believed you to be placing yourself or others, particularly children, at significant risk of harm. I would always discuss this with you first.
I see a supervisor and may discuss our work together with them. My supervisor is bound by the same confidentiality boundaries.
Obviously there will be times when either you or I will need to cancel a session. There is no charge for cancelling a session either with 24hrs notice or more or in the event of an emergency or sudden illness.