Where do you work?
I am based in Glasgow, Scotland and I also work online and on the phone.
How long is a session and how many sessions do I need?
Sessions usually last 1 hour. I also offer longer sessions where that would be suitable, for example, for those travelling from further away.
Most of my work is long-term although I am happy to offer short-term work (which is generally around 6-12 sessions). We will find out together how many sessions feel right.
Usually, sessions are weekly, at the same time each week. I offer daytime and evening sessions.
How much does it cost?
Fees are by individual arrangement in the range of £50-£70 per hour. I offer a first session at a reduced cost, during which we can meet, find out a bit more about each other and see how we might work together. During this session we will also agree what you will pay for further sessions based on the sliding scale.
I do have a limited number of low cost slots and while I am not always able to offer these I welcome enquiries from those who would not otherwise be able to afford therapy.
Is it confidential?
Yes the work is confidential. I may discuss some aspects of our work in supervision, which is also a confidential process, and even so I will always ensure that no identifying details are ever disclosed. There are very few specific circumstances in which there may be an ethical or legal responsibility to break confidentiality which we would discuss in any case if they occurred. Please ask if this may be a concern.
What ethical framework do you use?
I believe that ethical action only arises congruently if ethics are embodied, meaning that the source of ethics rests within oneself in relation to others rather than being only an external set of rules to which one must adhere. Accordingly, I consider it a vital part of my practice to continually reflect on ethics and the personal, social, political and ecological contexts of my practice, and this includes doing so with peers and in supervision.
I also work within the codes of ethics and standards of practice of my professional associations, which include ISMETA, the BFA and TIFI.
How do you maintain professional standards?
I undertake regular supervision with experienced supervisors. I participate in regular continuing professional development and ongoing training as required to maintain and develop my professional practice. I maintain ongoing relationships with a number of other professionals for peer support, referrals and specialist supervision. I hold professional liability insurance for my practice.
Please contact me for a chat. We will arrange a first session where you can speak about what you need and together we can discover the next step.