I am a member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) and COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). I am bound by their code of ethics.
Confidentiality and Records
The content of the sessions are confidential to you and me. If I need to discuss my work with my supervisor, I will use your first name but will not use any identifying details about you. In very rare occasions if we feel there is a need to communicate with other professionals, this will only happen by first seeking your permission and knowledge of what is going to be discussed. I make brief notes after each session and this helps me monitor my work. You will not be identified from these records and they are securely stored. If I believe you will cause serious physical harm to yourself or another person then I will not be able to retain confidentiality and will need to inform my supervisor and your doctor. Confidentiality will be broken in the event of a breach of national security. I am committed to offering good practice. My insurance includes personal indemnity and public liability.
Sessions and Fees
Couple counselling sessions will be 60 mins, usually the same time once a week and will cost $180. Individual counselling will be $150. If you wish to cease counselling, you may do so at any time. You can either pay by bank transfer before the session or pay by card or cash on the day.
I require at least 24 hours’ notice if you wish to cancel a session. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given (unless an emergency) 50% of the session cost will be charged. In the event that I am unable to give you your session because I am unwell, I will give you as much notice as possible and offer you an alternative time. I will not see you if you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This agreement is fully understood and agreed to and is signed as it stands by: