Frequently Asked Questions

If you can't find the answer you were looking for, or have any questions or concerns then please don't hesitate to contact me. I am always happy to help and do my best to try and answer any questions I receive.

About Michael

A. Yes. I have a Diploma in Individual and Group supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and those in related professions and I have 5 years experience supervising groups and individuals.

A. Yes, I am an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) and I am registered with Stop It Now (Sexual Offending).

All four organisations require evidence of qualifications and good professional standards and I am bound by their codes of conduct when working as a sex therapist or counsellor. As an accredited member of COSRT and BACP I have had to meet a higher standard and my work is checked on an annual basis. Both organisations provide a complaints procedure should you need it.

The services I provide

For more information on when and where I provide supervision, and how much I charge please see supervision services.

A. Provided you give at least 48 hours notice then there is no charge and I will rearrange the session.

If you give less notice then I reserve the right to charge part or all of the session fee.

A. The charge for a one hour session is £50 with other times charged pro rata.

I offer reduced fees for counsellors or others in training.

A. You can pay by debit card or cash. I prefer not to take cheques.

A. I provide receipts for all payments made.

A. You pay for the session on the day or I am happy to invoice your organisation if you are employed.

A. Yes. I will provide you with a contract for us both to sign which sets out our joint commitment and your rights.

Supervision

A. I offer an open-ended contract with an annual review but you are free to end at any time.

A. Each session typically lasts one to one and a half hours, but I am happy to discuss alternative timing.

A. This is for you to decide. Typically I see supervisees once a fortnight or once a month.

A. This is for us to agree but I suggest that you aim to mention all your cases from time to time.

A. Yes.

This is subject to any requirements from an employer for employed counsellors. As specified in the contract I reserve the right to reveal information to protect a thid party.