How We Would Work Together:Agreement for Psychotherapy
I have summarised below weekly therapy sessions.
Confidentiality is important to this kind of work. I will not discuss material brought to therapy except in a professional capacity during my Supervision. The exception to this would be in a situation where I would be legally or morally bound to breach confidentiality. If I were to be required to breach confidentiality, then I would discuss this in advance if at all possible.
I adhere to GDPR - General Data Protection Regulations (2018) - I securely protect data and will seek agreement to do so.
Timing for Sessions and Payment:
Each session for individual psychotherapy will be for 50 minutes. For couple therapy sessions are one or for one and a half hours. We would agree the day and time of the sessions and from then on, that day and time will be set aside to work together. It is very important to our work together that we do have a commitment to meet regularly.
Payments for sessions can be via cash, cheque or BACS at the end of the session.
I will be ready at the agreed time. If for any reason the session starts late, it would still finish at the agreed time.
If a session is not attended for any reason, Including holidays outside of mine, the fee will be payable unless;
You give a weeks notice of moving a session, and whether I am able offer an alternative time to meet.
It is my holiday time, in which case I will aim to give a month’s notice.
I may need to cancel a session at short-notice, but I will make every effort to find an alternative time slot.
My telephone number is 07957 406444 if you need to contact me. If I am not available to take your call, then please leave a message on my voicemail and I will call you back as soon as possible. However, I am not generally available to conduct therapy over the phone. If you do need to contact me, please do so between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
If either of us feels that it is time to bring our sessions together to an end, we will discuss the matter between us. Ending a relationship like this should be a mutual act rather than a one-sided or impulsive one. In order to make sure the decision is a good one, my approach would be to set up a number of sessions to deal with all the issues around ending of this nature.