Thank you for your interest in my online sessions.
These are conducted using either Zoom or WhatsApp, a secure online end-to-end encrypted communication system.
I have listed below some important information and a personal history form. Please read, complete and return when you are ready to arrange your Initial Consultation.
Please note, that if you would prefer that we complete the form together in full or partially at the initial consultation, please tick the box indicating this.
The Initial Consultation (IC) WhatsApp session lasts up to 55 minutes.
The cost is £95. Please note no therapy or recording will be given at this first session. However, this session is key to obtaining information and building rapport. Both these serve for speedier outcomes if you decide to proceed. See below.
The initial consultation is to establish your needs and history, and by so doing, this information, and other information which is shared in our discussions, will be used to create the best understanding of your needs and help the structuring of future sessions (if required), including any recordings sent to you.
The Initial Consultation (IC), includes the completion of an assessment form, (Unless you indicate differently - see above) and a signed agreement of this Contract. Information provided on the assessment form is deemed to be true.
Anything relevant, that you don't share, will, without doubt, impact outcomes, after all, we cannot make a full picture if pieces of the jigsaw are missing!
When completing this form, please remember after 37+ years in practice, it is highly unlikely you can tell me anything that I haven't heard before.
You may be hesitant to tell me some things, and that's understandable. However, you will not be judged in any way, the goal is to help you the best I can, and that means having all the information. Think jigsaw!
The Initial Consultation session is vital to any future work between us. It begins a process, builds rapport, and exchanges information; we will have an honest, open and confidential discussion regarding your problem(s) or concerns.
I will volunteer information which I feel will benefit you at every opportunity. Many people find the Initial Consultation informative, educational, and enlightening.
The initial consultation is about ensuring we have the information needed to plan and structure your needs accordingly. Because we will have shared lots of information, we will have a good idea if we feel comfortable working with each other.
After the initial consultation, you are encouraged to take some time to think about everything we have discussed. It is never a good thing to rush in. By thinking things over and speaking to your partner or close friend about the conversation, you will have a clearer idea about moving forward.
Further sessions may include information gathering, updating, a recording and agreeing to the next step, and may involve, coaching and counselling if required.
If you decide to proceed:
These Follow on Sessions (FoS) are costed at the same price as the Initial Consultation £95.00 and will be used to build on the initial consultation.
Further sessions can be booked with me by simply emailing me.
In some instances, depending on what is being discussed, any sessions taken will be more in-depth and focused entirely on the problem. This, of course, is done in a gentle, sensitive way.
Many (FoS) lead to an MP3 recording being prepared and sent to you by email, via Dropbox, or a similar sharing platform. Any MP3 is normally completed within 3 days and, if needed, is sent to you free of charge.
If any delays occur in recording preparation, you will be notified and advised of the expected sending date.
Please note, that where counselling or coaching has been conducted, no MP3 recordings will be provided.
As we progress, when you have multiple recordings, I will provide, where needed, a suggested listening schedule, free of charge, which you are encouraged to follow. If a Hypnotherapy recording is required, this will be sent after the session is completed, within 3 working days.
Note: Hypnosis is never carried out in online sessions. I prefer to take a little time to think, plan and structure your recording before starting it.
The assessment form asks you to provide relevant medical information, including your GP’s / Professional Health Care Provider's contact details. If advised by me at the Initial Consultation, you agree to seek medical approval before commencing any online sessions.
MP3 files sent to you should only be used by you, the intended listener. I will accept no responsibility for the correct use or outcomes of any recording provided at my discretion.
The agreement to work on the issues presented by you in no way guarantees nor suggests a cure. You, acknowledge and accept full responsibility for all outcomes.
My only guarantee is that I will do my very best to help you, to the best of my ability.
Confidentiality will be maintained in all but the most exceptional circumstances. These can only include legal action (criminal or civil cases where a court order is made demanding disclosure - including coroners courts) and where there is good cause to believe that not to disclose would cause danger of serious harm to the client or others.
Most standards of confidentiality applied in professional contexts are based on Common Law policy where the duty to keep confidence is measured against the concept of "greater good". ‘Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults’ guidelines will always be followed. (Law of England & Wales applies)
Sharing anonymous case histories with supervisors and peer support groups is not a breach of professional confidentiality. Sharing open case histories with supervisors and any referring medical practitioner is also not a breach.
All written records will be destroyed after 60 days of the final session.
Please note, While online providers (Zoom/WhatsApp do their best to ensure secure and private communication, no guarantee by the providers is made of 100% security, despite the encryption methods employed by the providers of Zoom/ WhatsApp)
Appointments are available where indicated. Please note UK Bank Holidays and Weekend appointments are not available.