Online counselling is not suitable for everyone. In order to help me to help you, please inform me if you are currently undergoing any psychological therapy.
Face to face or online counselling may be of benefit for you once your present situation has stabilised.
Like any professional counsellor, I have regular Supervision and I may discuss aspects of our sessions with my supervisor but I would make every effort to avoid disclosing information that would identify you.
If we are working online with emails, if I make copies of our conversations I will keep them in a secure place. I am registered with the Data Protection Agency and am bound by their code of practice. No personal details held on computer will be passed on to a third party without your explicit consent.
Internet e-mail is not completely secure, a determined hacker could find his/her way into this system, although this is very unlikely. The reality is that email is still a lot more secure than the telephone or the postal system. I offer the use of Safe-mail with emails to make the exchanges secure.
It could be possible for others to find information on your counselling if you:· let others have access to your computer and emails
I have a computer firewall and a regularly updated anti-virus programme installed and I take all reasonable measures to avoid disclosure of information or accidental virus infection of your computer but cannot further guarantee this.
If we are working on-line I will send you a Contract by e-mail early in our exchanges which will set out:
For online counselling my fee is £45 per hour spent on emails, this usually works out at £22.50 per email. Skype sessions are at £50 per hour. Payments can either be sent directly to me by cheque, or online through Paypal, paypal.com for credit cards using their secure server site.
Brian Turner 2014