Taking Notes

FAQS

WHAT SORTS OF ISSUES HAVE YOU EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH?

The list is too big for an FAQ section, but to give you an idea, below are some of the common things for which people come to counselling;

  • stress, anxiety or panic.

  • low mood or depression

  • mental health problems

  • relationship problems

  • bereavement

  • life choices / crises / changes

  • illness

  • loneliness

  • sexuality / gender

  • phobias / compulsions

  • study problems

  • work problems

  • hard decisions

  • problems with friends or families

If you're not sure, feel free to get in touch to ask.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

£60 per session, payable ahead of the session for online / phone sessions. In person sessions can also be paid in cash.
A discounted rate of £40 per session is available for full-time or counselling students (proof of eligibility required).

HOW OFTEN / MANY ARE THE SESSIONS?

Regularity is important for the therapeutic process and most people have one session a week but this can vary depending on your needs and availability. This is talked about at our first session.
As for how many sessions? This is really down to you and there is no pressure to continue and sessions are booked one at a time.

WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

For the time being, due to the pandemic, all sessions take place either by video (Zoom or Skype) or by phone, whichever suits you best.
When in-person sessions resume, these take place in either the Crookes or Broomhill areas of Sheffield.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FIRST SESSION?

The first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, for you to ask questions and for me to get a deeper understanding of what brings you to counselling. We will talk about what you hope to get out of counselling and you can decide if you want you continue.

PRIVACY POLICY

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and fully comply with all of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (GDPR).
The information gathered on this site is in the form of cookies (you can opt out) to inform how the site is used by visitors for site development. If you choose to contact me via the web form, your name and contact details will be stored and only used to communicate with you and book appointments.
I, as the data controller, collect both personal (name, address, email, phone number, etc.) and sensitive personal (details about your current and previous mental health / general health) as part of providing my service as a Therapeutic Counsellor and it is only used for this express reason and no other. Notes are made to record contact between us and to help manage your care. These notes are highly confidential and are not shared with anyone without your informed, written consent, except where disclosure is required by law, to protect you or others from serious harm or death, or as part of discharging my professional duties. In the latter case, as with all professional psychotherapists, I am professionally required to have regular counselling supervision of my practice and, as a part of this, counselling cases are discussed. Information that identifies you as a client is not shared unless for the reasons stated above and a duty of confidentiality exists between me and the supervisor preventing your information being shared by them aside for counselling supervision.
Your records are kept by me in a secured (encrypted) digital format for a period of seven years following our last contact, after which they will be securely destroyed. A copy of your records will be made available upon request in line with the requirements of the GDPR.