Information about clients is confidential. I will not disclose information from or about you unless I feel that it is necessary for the safety of another individual. In such a case I would, if possible, discuss the matter with you.
I retain contact information for clients. This contact information is kept separate from any notes that I might take during the course of counselling. Both contact information and client notes are destroyed at the end of counselling. I do not retain any records in computerised form.
Duration of Counselling
I do not work to any fixed programme of counselling. It is an open-ended process. It is primarily up to you as clients to decide how long counselling should continue. I will ensure that we regularly review the usefulness of counselling to you, and will help you to establish clear aims and objectives.
If we meet unexpectedly, I will not greet you, as some people can find that embarrassing. However, if you wish to greet me, I am happy for you to do so.
My charges for counselling are £70 per hour. You can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer, but I regret I am not able to accept payment by credit or debit card. My rates are indexed linked by a highly sophisticated formula (50 times the cost of The Times).
If you are unable to attend an appointment, please give as much notice as possible. If you do not let me know in advance, I will normally have to charge you for the appointment.