Southfields Counselling

Practicalities

After an initial contact by telephone or email, I will see you in person for a 1 hour assessment. We will talk together about your needs and how they may be addressed. We will also decide on whether we want to work together. If this is the case, we start with a 6 session agreement (meeting weekly), with the possibility of continuing longer term. Individual sessions are for 50 minutes.

Fees

Fees range from £50. Some concessions are available during daytime hours, also for those on low pay, and also for those in training as therapists. Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, or by bank transfer. Payment is normally made at the beginning of a session.

Availability

Cancellation, Missed Sessions and Breaks

Entering into therapy entails a serious commitment from the client and the therapist. Cancellations must be notified at least 72 hours in advance of a session. Cancellations not notified within 72 hours must be paid. Missed sessions must be paid.

Breaks: up to 3 sessions per year notified in advance — no charge. Additional breaks by negotiation. Breaks taken by the therapist — no charge.

Data Privacy Notice

Client records are kept in accordance with the Data Protcetion Act 1998, and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. I am registered with with the Information Commissioner's Office. Copies of my ICO registration certificate and full data privacy notice are available by request.

Dual Relationships

While the therapeutic relationship is cordial and friendly, it is not friendship. In order to protect its boundaries and ethics, it is not appropriate to engage 'socially' through social networking sites, or social/professional forums. This maintains the particular counselling relationship ensuring confidentiality and that the therapeutic exchange does not spill into a public arena.

Professional Conduct

My work is professional and respectful. Likewise, I request clients not to attend under the influence of drugs (other than prescribed medication) and/or alcohol.

Location

My practice is in Southfields, South West London. Car parking is limited and subject to permit holders only between 2pm and 3pm. Public transport is by London Underground to Southfields (District Line) or 39 Bus, both 2 minutes walk. There is no wheel-chair access.

Contact Details

The best way to contact me is by mobile. If I cannot respond immediately, please leave a message with your telephone number, and I will return your call. Mobile phone no: 07788 908 327.

Alternatively, you can email me. Again, please leave your contact details and a short message.

I look forward to hearing from you.

‘We can't change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently.’ — James Hillman