Our agreement

Therapeutic practice/ counsellors’ responsibility

While in therapy I will providea supportive and safe space to openly discuss issues within the guidelines below. You (the client) have full use of each session and will receive no judgments about areas that are raised.

Some sessions maybe more challenging than others, if you feel the session becomes too much for you, make me aware and as will allow both of use to develop a better therapeutic relationship. If necessary, tasks maybe suggested to help you continue therapeutic growth outside of the counselling hour. I will abide by the National Counselling society’s framework.

Clients’ responsibility

  • To attend punctually.
  • To be respectful to the counsellor and his property.
  • To discuss with the therapist when you feel you are ready to end therapy and to let the therapist know if you are in or are considering entering another therapeutic relationship.
  • Payments made on time.
  • To work towards your own development and growth..

Location of session

Sessions will be carried out in a neutral location this includes my

personal office / organisation / walking / online/ phone

Session fees and payment terms

  • Session are currently set at £50 and are subject to change, you (the client) will be notified in advance
  • Payment should be made in advance of the session.

Cancellation/session rescheduling terms

  • Cancellation should be made ASAP (within 48 hours). Alternative times and dates can be made once you (the client) are ready to. This can be done via email, phone or online.
  • Cancelations within 24 hours and no shows are payable in full

Information about confidentiality

All sessions are confidential unless issues that may harm yourself/others, child protection, terrorism, money laundering and court

ordered arise. Before any disclosure is made a discussion will take place with you (the client) to understand the best action going forward. Issue may be taken to supervision, but the information will be anonymised.

Data protection

Notes will be taken during a session but are anonymised and stored on a password protect file on the Microsoft cloud and are yours to view at any time. Notes will be kept for 7 years. This is in line with Information Commissioner's Office, my reference: ZB002407 Under data protection law, you have rights including:

·        Your right of access - You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.

·        Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask me to rectify information you think is inaccurate.

·        You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.

·        Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information.

·        Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your information.

·        Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

·        Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that I transfer the information you

Other information

Counselling may not be able to continue (other than as a result of agreed session conclusion) - i.e. any contradictions that may result in

conflicts of interest or that may affect ethical boundaries.

Contact outside of sessions

Contact should be limited to re/arranging sessions. If contact is made this should be pre agreed. If by passing in the street I will make no acknowledgement unless you act first, this is to protect the therapeutic relationship.

Find Us

Located in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Less than 30 minutes from Ulverston.

1 hours outside of Lancaster

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