Duration of Sessions
The duration of each therapy session is 50 minutes. I will begin to wrap up the session after 45 minutes, and the session will be finished after 50 minutes.
The fee is €70 per individual session and €90 per couples session. Clients pay the agreed fee before the session. Please let us know if there is a change in your financial circumstances whilst in therapy. You can pay for sessions via card payment or revolute.
Cancellation or Change of Appointment
If you need to cancel your appointment, please let me know as soon as possible. You must give me 24hrs notice or there will be a full charge for the missed session. In the unlikely event that I need to reschedule a session, the client will be notified at least 24 hours in advance and an alternative appointment will be offered. Due to the high demand, I ask that if you do decide to stop coming for therapy that you would let me know.
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:
• If I evaluate that you are a danger to yourself, others or me.
• A disclosure of abuse involving a minor (under 18 years) or any other child protection issue emerges.
• If I know, believe or have reasonable grounds to suspect that a child has been harmed, is being harmed, or is at risk of being harmed.
In the case where I deem it necessary to breach confidentiality, I will contact your GP or family member/friend. All child protection concerns must be discussed with my supervisor. Whenever possible, this will be done with your knowledge and is aimed at making sure that you are cared for and safe at all times. It is an extension of care rather than a breach of confidentiality.
GDPR & Security
Number of Sessions of Counselling/Psychotherapy
Whilst the number of sessions required depends upon your individual needs and the complexity of the issues disclosed, I 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 week intervals thereafter.
To finish counselling, I recommend that you give a minimum of two sessions notice. The aim is to provide a period of time to resolve any unfinished issues and end the sessions safely.
Ethics and Professional Practice
I abide by the IACP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice (copy available on the IACP website).
By accepting the client agreement, client’s agree to comply with the following: