Therapy is an investment in yourself. For it to be most effective it requires a 100% commitment, personal integrity and responsiility. 

The following information outlines important agreements regarding entering into therapy. 

Confidentiality: All information is held strictly confidential unless prior written approval is obtained. The only excpetions to this are circumstances where I believe that you might harm yourself, or where actual harm could come to a person or place, or where child, spousal, or elder abuse is involved. In these cases, I have an ethical and legal obligation to report relevant information to the appropriate authorities. 

Payment Policy: You are responsible for payment at the time of each session unless prior arrangements are made. Payment can be made by check or cash. I will provide you with monthly receipts, and fill out appropriate sections of private insurance forms. Fees are usually increased every 12-18 months, and you will be given 6-8 weeks of prior notice. 

Scheduling and Cancellation Policy: Following our initial assessment consultation, if we both feel willing to take the next step I ask for a commitment of 5 sessions, to be held weekly. At the end of those sessions we will discuss whether you wish to commit to more depth oriented therapy. After that time I ask that when you feel ready to end therapy you let me know, allowing a minimum of 2-3 sessions for closure. 
Other than pre-arranged leave or cancelled sessions (minimum 2 weeks notice) a full fee will be charged for any missed or cancelled sessions with less than 2 weeks prior notice. 
I take between 6-8 weeks of annual leave and will give you a minimum of 3 weeks advance notification. 

You have every reason to receive and expect that I will conduct myself professionally, responsibly and according to the ethical laws, regulations, and code of conduct of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP), EMDR UK & Ireland Association, and European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA), all of which I am a full professional member. 

Having read and understood all of the above are you ready and willing to participate in therapy? 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these statements, I will be glad to discuss them. 

"Two roads diverged in the woods, and I- I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" Robert Frost