How often and how long will the sessions be for?
The number and frequency of sessions varies depending on what the clients wish to achieve. This is explored in the first session and an indication given of the number of sessions likely to be required. I prefer to begin by seeing clients weekly. This enables us to get to know each other and for the clients to build trust in me. After 3 sessions we review the progress we have made and how many further sessions may be required.
Documentation of counselling
I will keep written records of counselling sessions. These will be stored in a locked filing cabinet and clients will be welcome to review material related to them.
Everything a client shares with me will remain confidential unless they give me permission to share it or I believe they, or someone else, is at serious risk of imminent harm. In this case, I would discuss with the client/s who else needs to be involved. In addition to these situations, as a practicing counsellor under the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) Code of Ethics ( www.nzac.org.nz), I am required to attend supervision on a regular basis. Supervision provides an opportunity for me to discuss and receive feedback on my work. However at no time would clients be identifiable from the material I discuss in supervision sessions. Click here for the NZAC Code of Ethics.
I want the counselling or supervision we do together to be a positive and valuable experience for you so I will welcome your feedback as to what is working well and what you may like to be done differently.
If you have a question regarding counselling / supervision or my approach, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email . If you would rather discuss your query, feel free to email or text me your phone number and I will call you. I will get back to you as soon as I am able and I try to respond by the end of the day you contact me.
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