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Working Together

CHRYSALIS TRAUMA COUNSELLING

Working Together

Importance of support for my work

Being a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I am bound to adhere strictly to the Association’s Ethical Practice (BACP). 

This ensures that not only are my standards and training are kept up to date but everything about my practice reflects the high standard of the BACP.

For example – any notes I make through my work are kept strictly within the realm of GDPR regulations (General Data Protection Regulations 2018).  

I also have regular supervision.  With this I mean I take my work – fully anonymised – to a more senior counsellor with supervision experience to ensure that I work ethically and safely at all times for my clients.  Again he/she must adhere strictly to the BACP Ethics.

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NCS Counselling

Membership of NCS
(National Counselling Service)

I am a member of the National Counselling Service which holds strict ethical guidelines and training for counsellors – please see the National Counselling Society for further information.

 Please do not hesitate to request further information on how both these Bodies support our work

Note Keeping

All personal information and notes from our work together will be held securely in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (as mentioned above).  All notes are coded for your safety and privacy and held securely in my own practice.  This information will be held for 3 years after the end of our work together and then confidentially destroyed.  You may ask to see any notes taken by providing a request in writing giving 2 weeks’ notice. 

As mentioned above all information is confidential.  However there may be times when I will need to break that confidentiality.  For instance should I feel that through our work I become aware that you or someone associated with you is at serious risk to harm.  Another occasion is where I am legally bound to surrender my notes by a Court of Law or Police or other legal organisation.  However I will endeavour to discuss this with you before I take this action.  These examples may not be limited.  There are also further considerations which I will discuss with you should you be in the position of pre-trial arrangements so you are fully supported during this stressful period. 

Sessions will not take place if the client is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Taking notes

Fees

My fee for counselling is £45.00 per session which lasts 50 minutes.    The fee must be made either by cash on the day or paid by BACS transfer 24 hours before the session.  

An initial number of sessions can be agreed with a review thereafter, alternatively, sessions can be offered one at a time with a brief review at the end of each session.  This helps to assess the next step for our work together.    The important issue is that you, the client, will benefit from support to enable you to begin to see your own way through.

Cancellations and Holidays

Cancellation of sessions by the client with less than 24 hours’ notice may incur the full fee.  I, the counsellor, will always aim to give as much notice as possible to cancel the session and/or to rearrange at both our convenience. 

I can offer a 20 minute phone conversation initially for you, the client to decide if working with me is suitable.  At the end of this session I may be able to signpost to another more suitable service should you require. 

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