The contract is an agreement between Counsellor and Client which sets the terms and conditions and outlines the expectations of the therapeutic process.
All that you the client disclose to me in each session will remain confidential. However, confidentiality cannot remain absolute if you disclose any information that may deem a risk to yourself or to others. In the event of overriding confidentiality I your counsellor will inform you the client of my concerns and we can discuss this further.
The length of the sessions are for 1 hour usually at the same time and on the same day each week. Sessions are open ended and of which are reviewed every 6 weeks to track progress.
Cancellation / Missed Sessions.
Please be aware that if you are unable to attend a session and do not contact me at least 24 hours prior, the full cost of the session is payable. Emergencies will be taken into account.
Ending the therapy sessions.
It is an important part of the therapeutic process to work towards an ending. This is to reflect on the work and to think about the future. However it is you the clients right to finish as and when you so wish.
Code of Ethics.
If you would like to see copies of my qualifications please feel free to ask.
Most people benefit from counselling. However, I am unable to fix or solve problems directly. The therapeutic process is a collaboration between us both and I endeavour to facilitate you in this process but I cannot guarantee improvement.
Disclosure of Information.
I agree for Lisa Ellis (counsellor) to disclose any information (requested) concerning myself to the relevant individuals/services in the interest of my wellbeing and in the case of others.