1. Face to Face Counselling
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  3. Telephone Counselling
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  5. Online Supervision
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  7. Supervision

Face to Face Counselling

I offer face to face counselling for individuals and groups. The counselling takes place in comfortable private rooms in the Hanover area of Brighton, East Sussex and Chichester, West Sussex. I offer home visits for clients with mobility problems.

Individual sessions last for 50 minutes.

I operate a sliding scale from £35.00 to £50.00 per session and negotiate the actual fee to be paid with each individual client. I offer a reduced rate of £30 for trainee counsellors. The first session will last for 30 minutes and is free of charge in order to give us both the opportunity to decide whether we will work together.

I also run groups which offer the opportunity for an ongoing person-centred therapeutic experience. As well as providing the benefits and challenges of a supportive group environment this also represents a low cost alternative to individual counselling. The fee is £11 per session per participant.

Group sessions last for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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Telephone Counselling

I offer a telephone counselling service for individuals.

Telephone counselling is a proven method of providing a counselling service to people who may benefit from not having to visit a counsellors premises. This might include people with busy lives such as single parents, people with a disability, older people, people living in remote areas, carers, those with transport difficulties or those who choose the telephone for other reasons.

Telephone appointments are available between 9.00 am 9.00 pm Monday to Friday. Individual sessions last for 50 minutes. I operate a sliding scale from £35.00 to £50.00 per session and negotiate the actual fee to be paid with each individual client.

The first session will last for 30 minutes and is free from my charge in order to give us both the opportunity to decide whether we will work together.

Once we have agreed to work together you would call me at the appointed time for the counselling session. I would need to receive payment in advance of each session. You will also need to pay for the cost of the counselling call to your telephone company.

It is worth considering the way that using the telephone may affect your confidentiality, for example people could check the last number dialled from the telephone, cordless phones can be overheard or the counsellor's phone number would appear on an itemised bill.

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Online Counselling

I also offer an online counselling service for individuals and trained with Onlinecounsellors.co.uk.

This is a method of providing counselling to people who may benefit from not having to visit a counsellors premises. This might include people with busy lives such as single parents, people with a disability, older people, people living in remote areas, carers, those with transport difficulties or those who prefer the written word for other reasons. The counselling can either take place through emails or confidential 'chat' facilities.

I operate a sliding scale from £35.00 to £50.00 per session and negotiate the actual fee to be paid with each individual client. The first email is free from my charge in order to give us both the opportunity to decide whether we will work together and how we will conduct the work.

Once we have agreed to work together and negotiated a fee we would then meet for online appointments or you would send me your emails at an agreed time. I will reply to emails within 48 hours. I build in this delay in order to give myself time to consider my replies. I would expect to spend approximately 1 hour preparing my response.

I would need to receive payment for the counselling service in advance of each online appointment or email.

We will need to agree a way of handling any hardware or connection problems in case an appointment is missed or an email is not received by either of us.

In order to participate in online counselling you need to be over 18 years of age and able to give consent. If you are not then consent would be required from a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized party – the identity of that third party should be verified.

Misunderstandings can occur in any form of communication but it is likely that they are more easily facilitated in written communications such as emails because of the lack of cues from body language and voice tone. Words written with a caring intent can seem harsh when they appear in text. While I will make a committment to communicate clearly and openly we need to consider that misunderstandings may occur between us and that we may need to negotiate such eventualities.

It is worth considering the way that using a computer may affect your confidentiality, for example people could check your 'sent items' or overlook you while you prepare an email and service providers (ISPs) may look at email content. When reading client emails and preparing my responses I aim to provide a confidential space in a similar manner as with Face to Face Counselling or Telephone Counselling.

In order to protect both your confidentialty and my own I require that any material which is discussed or disclosed by either of us remains confidential within our relationship. Any disclosures to third parties by any means by either of us would need informed consent by both parties and either of us have the right to refuse any disclosure or quotation.

Alternate means of support, such as face to face counselling, talking to a close friend, seeing your GP, may be available to you and may be worth exploring.

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Supervision

I offer face to face supervision for individual counsellors. The supervision takes place in comfortable private rooms in the Hanover area of Brighton, East Sussex and Chichester, West Sussex.

Individual sessions last for 50 minutes.

I operate a sliding scale from £35.00 to £50.00 per session and negotiate the actual fee to be paid with each individual supervisee. The first session will last for 30 minutes and is free of charge in order to give us both the opportunity to decide whether we will work together.

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