What is the BACP?
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy is the largest governing body of counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. To be a member, therapists have had to meet the very high standards of training and qualification set by the BACP and they are bound by the BACP code of practice and ethics which safeguards both the client and the counsellor.
What can I expect?
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and usually occur weekly. Your first session is a chance for us to identify your needs and what you want from counselling. It is a chance for you to decide whether or not you think you would like to work with me. If you decide to go ahead then we will work together for as long as you need with regular reviews to check our progress.
What about confidentiality?
Everything we discuss in our sessions is confidential. By law I would have to inform the police if you disclose details of involvement in money laundering or terrorism. Otherwise the only time I might break confidentiality is if I felt you were going to harm yourself or someone else and, if possible, I would discuss this with you first.
What about supervision of your work?
To ensure that we are working safely, ethically and in the best interest of our clients all counsellors are required to attend supervision. I see a senior supervisor to discuss my work but the identity of my clients remains confidential.
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