For Adults and Young People
The BACP stands for The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The BACP is one of the largest professional membership organisations for counsellors and therapists in the UK, providing an ethical framework for good practice for counsellors and therapists, and information and guidance for people who access therapy.
I am a full member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This can be found on http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical-framework.
Everyone is different. Some people only need a short amount of time to feel in a better place, whilst others require a longer time to work through their issues and experiences.
I will review throughout our time of working together how you are finding the sessions and if anything needs changing or adapting.
No, there are many reasons why you might not want to do weekly sessions – if you feel that fortnightly sessions suit you better, for whatever reason that might be, then I will let you know what availability I have to offer fortnightly sessions.
I work with young people aged 10 upwards, there is no upper limit for age.
My sessions are for individuals only. For young people aged 10 to 16 I will complete the introductory zoom call with a parent present, but the sessions will be with the young person only and for clients over the age of 16 the sessions including the introductory Zoom or phone call will be with the client only. If you are feeling anxious or nervous about your first session, I'm happy for you to bring someone in with you for a short while.
You might feel nervous or anxious coming to your first session as you might not fully know what to expect. During your first session, I will allow you time and space to feel comfortable and settled.
I will cover all aspects of confidentiality and answer any questions that you might have since our initial phone call. We will start the session at your pace.
Once we have had the initial introductory phone call and I am able to offer you a session date and time I will email you a counselling contract.
This is not a contract to tie you in to any length of time as I recognise that we are all different and there is no set amount of time that can be set for therapy sessions. The contract is simply a written form of how I will work with you and how you can get the best out of therapy along with information on payment details.