In order for us to ensure that our work together is as helpful as possible, it is important for us to have a framework within which to work. I suggest that these working arrangements form the basis of our working relationship.
As your therapist I will commit to working professionally with you at all times, to the best of my ability and within the structure of the BACP Ethical Framework
If possible, it is generally most helpful to have regular, ongoing sessions, usually weekly and at the same time. During our first session we will discuss together what we consider to be the best working pattern for yourself and arrange our work accordingly.
Sessions will generally last for 60 minutes but may be extended or shortened if we decide together that this could be therapeutically helpful.
In order to ensure that we are working together as effectively as possible we will regularly review our work and the number of sessions.
Once a working pattern has been agreed I will do my best to ensure that I do not cancel unexpectedly or fail to arrive for our work unless due to exceptional circumstances.
If I have to alter or miss a session time for any reason (perhaps due to holiday or occasional training days) I will give as much notice as possible in order that we can try and arrange another time together.
If you have to re-arrange or miss a session for any reasons then as much notice as possible is asked for in order that we can consider the possibility of an alternative time.
Generally sessions cancelled unexpectedly within 24 hours or not attended by yourself, unless due to exceptional circumstances, will be charged for.
Accurate records regarding time, date and duration of appointment are kept in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework. Minimal aide-memoire notes are written occassionally and kept only for the duration of the working relationship.