FAQs

Are the sessions confidential?

Therapy is entirely confidential, except for certain specific circumstances i.e. if you reveal involvement in terrorist activity, child abuse, or appear to be at risk of harming yourself or others. If at all possible I would discuss this with you before taking things further, and would seek guidance from my supervisor.

Personal information will be kept securely, and anonymously where necessary.

How many sessions will I need?

This can depend on many things; at our first meeting, if we decide to work together, we will make a plan based on your individual needs, and this will be reviewed regularly

How often are sessions, and when do they take place?

Sessions usually take place weekly, preferably on the same day, at the same time each week, although this will be discussed at the first session. Depending upon commitments, I may be able to accommodate sessions at other times.

How am I kept safe during therapy?

I am fully qualified and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and abide by the code of practice drawn up by them. You can find out more about this hereā€¦

Can you prescribe drugs?

Only medically trained professionals, such as doctors and psychiatrists, are able to prescribe drugs. Psychotherapy often works alongside drug treatment. We would discuss this as part of our initial session.