TERMS & CONDITIONS
Duration of session:
Each therapy session is 50 minutes. The counsellor will begin to wrap up the session after 45 minutes.
Cancellation or Change of Appointment:
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance. If the cancellation occurs less than 24 hours before scheduled appointment, a 100% cancellation fee may apply.
All counselling is confidential as laid down by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics. There are however some limits to confidentiality. These include:
Counsellors regularly present their work in clinical supervision. The aim of this is to monitor and improve clinical work undertaken. All supervision is done on a confidential basis and the client’s name is never used.
If the counsellor evaluates that the client is a danger to self, others, or the counsellor.
A disclosure of abuse involving a minor (under 18 years) or any other child protection issues.
I keep only factual details of therapy sessions without my opinion. All notes are kept without any personal details of my clients and they are kept in a locked steel cabinet. As a client you can request to see your notes at any time.
Number of Sessions of Counselling/Psychotherapy:
Whilst the number of sessions required depends on your individual needs and the complexity of the issues disclosed, we would recommend that you attend a minimum of six sessions of counselling to benefit from the process. This is reviewed at the sixth session and at six weeks intervals thereafter.
The client pays after each session the agreed fee.