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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.

Confidentiality:
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.

Record keeping
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.

Payment:
The client pays after each session the agreed fee.