As we work through the counselling process towards your desired goals, you need to be able to participate freely and with confidence. As an accredited member of the BACP I take being trustworthy as a serious ethical commitment.
The BACP ethical framework guidelines that I follow can be found here: BACP Ethical Framework
I invite clients to share difficult feelings about attending appointments. Once in therapy, a flow of meetings is encouraged.
However, if you need to cancel an appointment then ideally, I need a week’s notice. Where I can offer an alternative timed session, I will. this is often not possible at short notice, so cancellations of less than 48 hours would then need to be charged for.
I request clients contact me via email or phone as SMS messages can be unreliable.
Ending counselling sessions
The ending of therapy is an important aspect of the work. I would therefore encourage you to share any thoughts or feelings around this so that we can explore and make sense of them together.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
What types of therapy are there?
There are a range of working or ‘modalities’ in counselling and psychotherapy; my training and experience is in the Relational Approach which incorporates Person Centred and Psycho- dynamic theories. A special interest in Psycho-dynamic therapy lead to training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy via the Anna Freud Centre in London.
For a full list of therapeutic approaches, see the BACP website.
Can you give me advice?
I cannot give you advice or solve your problems for you. I will however listen to your story, helping you to understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life.
What are your therapy rooms like?
I work from premises in Tadcaster and from my home office.
Information for Private Clients
What are your fees?
We will agree the fee at our initial meeting This is in the range of £45 to £60, dependant on the time and location of the meeting.
How can I pay?
You can pay by cash or cheque each time at the end of the initial consultation or regular session. I will accept payment by BACS for 4 sessions in advance for regular pre-booked weekly meetings.