Questions & Answers
You Ask – I Answer
What is the length, cost and frequency of a counselling session?
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and take place at the same time, and on the same day each week. Sessions are usually once a week, but can be increased if you wish to work more intensively.
The initial consultation is a way for us to get to know each other and discuss how we would work together; this would be a meeting of 1.5hrs with a one-off fee of £60; each subsequent session of 50mins would cost £45 per session.
How long does counselling take?
It is difficult to say how long you will need as the length of counselling varies from person to person.
Some people benefit from a shorter period of time (e.g. to help deal with a specific issue).
Others come to therapy to develop long-term changes and may engage in therapy for a longer period of time; this can help to make meaningful changes.
What about confidentiality?
Psychotherapy / counselling is a private and confidential treatment.
All issues in relation to confidentiality are in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the BACP, which I will discuss with you at our initial meeting.
I also have full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance to give you the peace of mind that I am cleared to work with vulnerable groups.
Does my business need MHFA trained staff?
Take a look at the following link to MHFA England and their guide for employers.
This guidance will support employers in implementing MHFA England training as part of ‘whole organisation’ approach, and in line with the core standards for a mentally health workplace set out in the Government’s Thriving at Work report; specifically helping you to meet standards two and three on raising mental health awareness and encouraging conversation about the support available.
It will support employers and individuals using the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) updated First Aid needs assessment. This guidance now suggests that employers may wish to appoint ‘mental health trained first aiders’ as part of the first aid needs provision.