COGNITIVE BEHAVIOuRAL THERAPY
How do you work?
I work with individuals and work either face to face or via Skype. Therapy sessions are 60 minutes in length, but if we are working on a challenging area or processing with EMDR, there may be times when we would require 90 minutes. I work within the guidelines set by B.A.C.P. to insure good practice with all therapy confidential.
Who can benefit from counselling & psychotherapy?
People and children of all ages, backgrounds, religions, races and cultures can benefit from counselling. We all experience times when we feel different, lost or isolated or find it difficult to get motivated about anything. However, you can significantly benefit from talking to someone who is empathic, impartial, kind and non-judgemental.
What will happen next?
I will arrange to meet for an initial consultation so that we can explore your needs, expectations and goals. I will also conduct an assessment of your presenting problem to determine the best way of helping you.
How long will therapy take?
The length of therapy is determined by your goals and presenting problem. Therapy sessions would normally be on a weekly basis. I will try and meet at the same time on the same day every week to suit your schedule. I have daytime, some evenings and occasional weekend sessions available.
Therapy can be very effective and achieve results in short periods of time. Both short-term and long-term therapy is available.
How much will it cost?
The cost for CBT & EMDR is £50 per 60 minute session and £75 per 90 minute session.
Payment can be either made in advance or at the end of every session with cash or bank transfer.
Where will the sessions be held?
All counselling sessions are held at my Private Practice in Lisvane, Cardiff, CF14 0UP.
In special circumstances home visits can be accommodated.
How do I make an appointment?
To arrange an initial session either call or text on 07971902155 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confidentiality and data protection.
The work we do together will be confidential. I do have supervision and may discuss the work we do together with my supervisor. Confidentiality would only be broken if I feel you are at serious risk to yourself, or I have concern about risk to others. In these circumstances I would contact your GP, or other appropriate resources. However, generally this would not occur without a full discussion with you first.
I am registered with the Data Protection Agency. I have a legal obligation to keep your records for up to 8 years after our most recent appointment and all records are deleted safely after this. Your records are stored in a filing cabinet and on my computer. The filing cabinet is locked and the computer password protected. You have a right to see your records and can ask me to correct any factual errors.
What to do if I am at risk and feeling suicidal?
If you are at immediate risk, then go and see your GP today and if they are not available present yourself at A & E at your local hospital. Speak to someone you trust or ring the Samaritans.
Alternatively please look at the following online resource, where you can plan and act to keep yourself safe.
Other Useful Contacts
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
FRANK-Drug Abuse www.talktofrank.com
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) www.nspcc.org.uk
NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk