I need at least 1 day’ notice of a cancelled session. If you give me less notice than this, I will endeavour to find another time within the same week that is convenient to both of us; however, if this is not possible, the first time the fee will not be charged; from that moment onward I will charge the fee and/or you will lose the session.
I keep short written notes on sessions. They are not identified by name and are stored securely (See GDPR form)
I will usually ask your permission to record the sessions to allow me to reflect on what we have discussed. If you agree, you may change your mind at any time and I will erase the recording. These recordings are usually kept for no more than 4 weeks .
The agreed fee is for a 50-minute session. This will be reviewed annually. It can be paid by bank transfer before or right after the session or in other ways (we can decide together).
Number of sessions is open ended. I recommend a initial mutual assessment period.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of UKCP, a copy of which is available upon request or can be found on their website .
The sessions are completely confidential except under these circumstances:
a) From time to time I will discuss my work with a clinical supervisor. This is standard practice and helps me to work as well as I can with you. My supervisor is bound by the same code of ethics and confidentiality as myself.
b) If I believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others, I reserve the right to break confidentiality in order to prevent harm. However, I would only do this in “extreme” circumstances and would always try to discuss it with you first before taking any action.
c) If required by a court of law to give evidence (e.g. in criminal proceedings). d) In all situations in which one these laws might be relevant:
The Terrorism Act 2000
The Money Laundering Regulations 2007
The Drug Trafficking Act 1994
Children Act 1989 and Safeguarding Regulations of 2004
For the purpose of further accreditation and continuing professional development I may submit written or recorded material of some sessions for evaluation. Any such written material will be disguised to protect your identity and will only be reviewed by clinicians bound by the same or a compatible Code of Ethics.
In case one of us decides to end therapy I recommend, when possibly, that we agree on a number of sessions to prepare for the ending.
The trainee therapist ________________________
The Client __________________