Telephone

Email info@alistairmacdougall.co.uk

Counselling sessions

Our first session

Usually the first session is for meeting each other so you can decide if you are comfortable working with me. I will want to know something about you to be sure that my skills are appropriate for the issues you are bringing and you may want to ask about my way of working and / or qualifications.

Session fees

My fees are £45 per hour for both counselling and supervision sessions.
Fees for EAP work to be negotiated.

Further sessions

It is usual to meet once a week for sessions lasting one hour. This can be negotiated to suit individual needs. The number of sessions you wish to have is entirely up to you and can be decided as we go along. Some people choose to come for a few weeks and others continue for many months. It is good practice to review this from time to time.

My availability for counselling sessions

Counselling SessionsMy week is divided between my NHS work and private practice. My private practice work is currently between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm from Mondays to Thursdays. I can sometimes find spaces outside of these times so please contact me to discuss other possibilities and I will do my best to help.

Are sessions confidential?

What you say to me as a counsellor will be kept completely confidential. Unusual exceptions to this are where child protection issues are raised, or if you present a serious risk to yourself or others. These are unusual exceptions and even then we would discuss the issues fully. We can discuss this and any other concerns you may have about confidentiality.

Questions about sessions

You may have questions of your own about the above issues or other aspects of my practice, if so please contact me and I will be happy to discuss them with you.