Counselling Contract between you (the client) and Anna Bobak trading as Fife Counselling
This contract sets out the framework for our counselling relationship:
This is a very important aspect of the counselling relationship. Everything we discuss in our sessions together is confidential except:
1. If I am required to break confidentiality by a court of law;
2. Where, in my opinion, there may be harm to yourself or to others; and
3. For the purposes of supervision*
*Supervision sessions allow me to gain support and guidance on my work and also to check that I am working ethically and competently. I am ethically required to have regular supervision and to discuss my work with my supervisor. I never disclose anything that would enable you to be identified.
I keep brief notes of sessions which are anonymised.
Any data that I hold is securely stored in accordance with GDPR 2018.
Sessions last for 60 minutes, and take place at an agreed time and day to suit your needs.
I also offer shorter check-in sessions to established clients on an ad-hoc basis in times of crisis or when there is a need to address a particular issue.
These short check-in sessions are charged at £1 per minute.
Single session therapy is in place to intensively address just one or two issues. The fee for these session are £100 for 1 hour or £150 for 2 hours.
Payment can be made by bank transfer.
Fees should be paid on or before the day your session takes place.
Please use your first name as the reference for your payment.
Form Filling / Letter Writing:
I charge a flat fee of £30 for any forms or letters that you may need me to complete / write on your behalf.
I require a minimum of 48 hours notice of any cancellation that you need to make, otherwise the full session fee of £75 is payable.
Duration of Counselling:
The duration of counselling varies from person to person. I will work with you for as long as you need. Research suggests that a minimum of 6 sessions can be beneficial.
Illness and holidays:
If I am ill I will contact you as soon as I can to give you as much notice of my need to cancel. You will be offered an alternative time and day wherever possible.
If I intend to take a holiday I will give you at least 4 weeks notice and discuss alternative provision with you to support you while I am away.
I am mindful of endings and am constantly working towards creating a collaborative and mutually agreed ending.
COSCA Code of Ethics:
COSCA Complaints Procedure:
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