FAQ

Some of the questions you may have

I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career.

It’s normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing a therapy. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.

How do you work?

As an integrative therapist, I tailor the way I work to best suit my clients’ unique, individual needs, drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations, including person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as systemic/family therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I may use CBT, for example, with clients who would like to challenge their problematic thinking styles and behaviour patterns, as well as draw from attachment theory in helping clients gain insights and discover how their unconscious conflicts may influence their current relationships and their position in family systems.

How long does the therapy session take?

Therapy sessions take 50 minutes. I usually offer one session a week unless we agree on more or less frequent sessions to suit your needs.

What if I don't think therapy is for me?

Don't worry if you change your mind about therapy. The first consultation I offer is free. The session will allow you to ask any questions and get a feel if I am the right therapist for you. You don't need to commit to therapy after our first consultation.

Will you share what we talk about with anyone?

Whatever we discussed within therapy sessions will be treated as confidential and only shared with my supervisor or in the following circumstances:

1. When it is required by law.

2. Where the client’s safety or the safety of others is judged to be in danger.

 If I were to consider a breach of confidentiality and needed to share my concerns with someone I would let you know first. 

How many sessions do I get?

It is entirely up to you. I offer open-ended therapy, which means you can decide how many sessions you will benefit from. The sessions are regularly reviewed to check if you are happy with the progress.
I also offer short term counselling, between 6 and 12 weeks if you want to focus on something very specific.

What if I want to make a complaint?

I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work according to its code of ethics https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/3103/bacp-ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions-2018.pdf
They have their own complaints procedure copies of which are available on request.

Do you keep information about me

I take brief notes after each session. They are kept following the Data Protection Act (2018).   These notes and any personal information will be securely stored. They are disclosed to no one, unless required under a court of law subpoena. You have the right to inspect your records should you so wish (for the full GDPR information please check my Privacy Statement)

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