Terms and Conditions

 

Client Contract

 

DISCOVERY COUNSELLING                    Walter Baxter 

East Cotton Cottage,  Guthrie  DD8 2TL         Phone:  07892 833 777

 

Counselling Contract Form

This contract is between Discovery Counselling, Walter Baxter, Counsellor and

client name:___________________________________________________

Client’s Address: _______________________________________________

Postcode: _______________ Phone Number(s): ______________________

GP contact details:  _____________________________________________

 

The Counsellor

My approach to counselling is based on two basic ideas. I believe that it is essential to be flexible and to tailor therapy as far as possible to what makes sense to the person seeking my assistance, and what they find useful. I also believe that each of us has our own personal strengths and resources and that effective counselling involves discovering how to make best use of these qualities.

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). During and after your therapy I abide by the rules and codes of ethics and practice laid down by the BACP. You may see a copy of those rules at any time. The rules include the procedure for any complaint you have should a dispute arise. We will regularly review our progress together to ensure that the therapy is beneficial and that you are getting what you expected from our time together.

 

Confidentiality and Records

It is important to know that your sessions are strictly private and confidential. However, if there were any concerns about the safety of a child or a vulnerable adult, if there were any reasons for us to believe that someone is at risk of harm, or you are at risk of self-harm or suicide, or if there is an obligation on us by law to do so then confidentiality will be broken. Whenever possible when confidentiality is broken, your counsellor will discuss it with you first and we would only breach confidentiality without your consent in the most urgent of situations and only relevant information will be disclosed.

I adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 and all files are handled in accordance with this Act.

 

Sessions and Fees

Sessions will be for 50 minutes every week/fortnight (unless agreed otherwise). The fee for your session will be £___. We have agreed to meet initially for ______sessions or have agreed to leave the ending open so you can cease counselling when you feel ready. We will regularly review our work together to ensure you feel our time together is being used effectively. If there is an unavoidable reason to cancel your appointment I ask you give 24 hours notice otherwise a full fee would be payable at the next session.

Please do not attend the session while you are under the influence of alcohol or   non prescription drugs. If you do you will be asked to leave and miss your session that day.

PLEASE READ THIS CONTRACT CAREFULLY

Your commencement and continuation of therapy will indicate your agreement to abide by these

conditions.

Name ..................................................................................Client

Name ..................................................................................Counsellor Walter Baxter

Date ..................................................................

​© 2014 by Walter Baxter, Discovery Counselling