One-to-one counselling, also called therapy, with one of our trained professionals offers you the space to look at any concerns you have about yourself, and your relationships, in a safe relationship with a professional trained to listen.
We give you the opportunity to explore and work through your experience of childhood sexual abuse or violence, and any other traumas.
One in Four offers a holistic approach to therapy, valuing you as a unique individual. It takes courage and resilience to survive sexual violence and child sexual abuse. And our counsellors understand many of the challenges you have faced and how you have fought for your survival, sometimes in ways harmful to you.
We believe post-traumatic growth is possible so your personal history no longer dictates who you are and how you live your life.
The counselling process enables you to move from surviving to thriving and towards beginning to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We recognise this takes time, so we offer you up to two years one-to-one counselling.
An individual counselling session last 50 minutes and is usually weekly (unless agreed otherwise) at the regular appointment time. Appointments are available Monday to Saturday for daytime and evenings.
Counselling consultation and fees
Before you start counselling you will be invited to an assessment consultation to help us allocate the right counsellor for you. Wherever possible, we try to give clients a choice of a male or female counsellor.
We are a charity and charge a fee for counselling depending on income. We will agree this charge at your assessment consultation. For clients without employment, the cost is £10 – £16 a session. For clients who are employed the cost is £25- £65 depending on income. The guide for fees is £1 for every £1,000 of income (i.e. £28,000 income, £28 a session).
Counselling fees are payable regardless of whether you attend your session, except for agreed planned holidays. If you attend your session late, the full fee is payable and the session will end at the normal time.
If during your counselling you need to negotiate your fee, please mention this to your counsellor who will put you in touch with the appropriate person.
If you experience difficulties in your counselling, please discuss this with your counsellor. You may also contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
We try to give as much notice as possible if your appointment has to be cancelled and two weeks notice if your counsellor is away for two weeks or more.
If you are unable to give us 48 hours notice if you are to miss your appointment, your fee is still payable. Clients who miss three sessions are put back on the waiting list. If you need to cancel due to holiday for more than a week, please give us two weeks notice and no fee will be charged.
Alcohol and drugs
To fully participate in the counselling, we recommend you do not take any substances that alter your mental function, except prescribed medication.
We recognise at times the use of alcohol and drugs can be a coping mechanism. In such circumstances, our aim will be to explore more caring ways for you to cope. If you are taking mind-altering substances please tell your counsellor or therapist and feel free to discuss this.
Ethics and confidentiality
Our counsellors and therapists are members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
Our counsellors and therapists have an obligation to have on-going professional supervision to enhance the quality of their work. Confidentiality is strictly held within our team and all counsellors and therapists are bound by the some code of ethics and confidentiality.
Our counsellors and therapists are either fully qualified or nearing completion of their training. One in Four is committed to user empowerment and operates a thorough quality assurance and competency framework for all professional services.
Limits of confidentiality
One in Four is committed to maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality. The exceptions to this policy will be if we believe the health and safety of someone is at risk, or if we are legally obliged to disclose material. In such circumstances our commitment is always to discuss the situation with you and decide together the next step forward.
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“When I found the right therapist who gave me time, patience, and allowed me to push boundaries without judgement and kept me safe, I slowly began to trust for the first time ever.”