CLIENT INFORMATION AND CONTRACT
Practitioner: Louise McKay (You will need to read and agree to this contract before your session).
Working Together: It is important that you are comfortable within our working relationship in order for it to be a positive and therapeutic experience. If at any point you feel that it isn’t right for you we can discuss possible referrals.
Sessions: Face to face and online sessions are commonly from 1 to 2 hours in length (please see "Session Fees" below). Session length can be arranged in advance and will start at a pre-agreed time. The amount of sessions can be ongoing as required, depending on your specific needs.
Confidentiality: Everything you wish to discuss and explore is confidential. However, should during the course of our work together, I consider that you are likely to cause serious harm to either yourself or another person, or as a minor your safety is at risk, I retain the right to consult or inform an outside authority such as for example, my supervisor, your Doctor or the Police. I will endeavour to inform you of my decision and explain my reasons why prior to carrying out this action, however, I retain the right to do so without prior consultation with you should I consider that the urgency of the situation requires me to act immediately to safeguard the physical safety of yourself or others. I am also obliged by law to report acquired knowledge of terrorism, drug trafficking or the handling of proceeds of crime without notifying the client.
Supervision: As a therapist I have professional supervisors with whom I may discuss our work together. I may also discuss our work during ongoing training, in all cases client anonymity will be respected. This supervision helps to ensure that you receive a high quality of care.
Records: Brief records of our sessions will be made and are confidential. These records will not identify you as the client.
Indemnification: The Client shall indemnify and hold the Practitioner harmless for any loss or liability arising from any actions taken or situations created as a result of the therapeutic relationship.
Ethical practice: I abide by the ethical framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This covers the ethical considerations given to the client as we, as counsellors, attempt to ensure the clients wellbeing and emotional safety at all times. It is important that clients also respect that the relationship entered into with a therapist is above all a professional one where contact outside of sessions is not considered ethical.
Session fees: Sessions are charged at £65 per hour and payment can be made via BACS transfer, Cash or PayPal (PayPal may include additional fees) at the end of your session.
Cancellations: In the event of unforeseen cancellations I will give you as much notice as possible. If possible please give at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a session.
Please notify me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the terms above prior to your initial session.