I believe you're the best authority in knowing and choosing the areas of your life we'll explore during our sessions. As your therapist, my role is to be alongside you and to actively create a safe space where I can support and facilitate your explorations. I’ll endeavour to sensitively and respectfully communicate my moment-to-moment understanding of what might be going on for you which may help you to see yourself in new ways and with greater clarity.
The relationship we form and sense of connection you may feel are significant aspects of our work together. We can look at what’s causing distress and work together to enable you to process your difficulties, thereby helping you to find a way through them. Through this, you may become more attuned to yourself and develop greater awareness of your capabilities.
Throughout our time together, I’ll value your autonomy as a client. I’ll welcome hearing and working with any feedback you may have. Central to my training is carrying ethical awareness of the power associated with my role in the therapy relationship alongside being aware of how clients may perceive this potential power dynamic.
As part of my professional development, I’m required by my training institution, the Metanoia Institute, to audio record my work. At the start of our work together, I may ask for your consent to record our sessions. I’ll respect and abide by whatever decision you make regarding session recording. If you give permission, I’ll explain that recordings are stored securely, digitally encrypted, filed anonymously and only played in confidential settings for the purpose of my practice supervision. I’ll also ask you to sign a consent to record form that constitutes my practice's recording policy and provide you with a copy of the form. You can decide at any time during a session for recording to be stopped. If you don’t want to be recorded at all, your decision will be immediately recognised.