Is counselling confidential
I have very high standards of confidentiality and ethics and follow the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework. If we were to meet in public – I will follow your lead or we might have discussed this beforehand so that you feel prepared for this possibility. I try to be respectful of you and your circumstances at all times.
Do I have to come to weekly appointments?
I am flexible in the way that I work and have no expectation that you attend weekly, although often regular sessions can be helpful in order for us to maintain momentum, develop trust, and really get to grip with something you’re struggling with. Some people find that fortnightly appointments work well and some come monthly.
How will my counselling end?
I believe that you are the best person to decide when your counselling seems to be reaching a satisfactory conclusion or equally when you feel you need to take a break, or have a pause for reflection and to decide ‘what next’. We can talk about this together so that you can find your way.