Due to the nature of my work, I urge you to message me first, so that we can set up an initial consultation, the reason for this, is we need to make sure that both of us are able to speak in privacy and that we have enough time to do so.

The initial consultation (which is free apart from the cost of the call) is not a therapy session but a way for us to ask each other questions and to get a feel as whether we will be happy working together.  Just to clarify I sometimes refer to the ‘initial consultation’ as an 'appointment' or an ‘initial contact chat’.

So, here's what to do....

  • Send me a brief message in the box below (keep it brief but do let me know when you are most likely to be able to talk in private i.e. 'weekdays in am')
  • I will reply to you by email unless you state another preference
  • I will offer you a choice of appointments (allow 15 mins)
  • Choose your preferred appointment and method for the call (phone or skype call) & hit reply
  • I will reply with a confirmation email (and my contact details for the call) 
  • On the day and time of your appointment; you will call me (Just so you know, I will never just phone you. Calls will be arranged first and it will be you who makes the call to me.  This method puts you in control of your privacy*.) 
  • So that’s it for the initial contact chat.

    After that we will be in contact privately so any further queries about how we progress from there we will be able to discuss, but the process will be of a similar nature.

So that's it, just fill in the contact form below and telvicky when you'd like your contact chat & why.

I look forward to hearing from you x

Thank you for submitting the contact form.

FURTHER INFO on the process, Confidentiality, Anonymity and Professional conduct...

Please note: Whether it is the initial consultation or an appointment for a Counselling session, IT IS ALWAYS THE CLIENT WHO MAKES THE CALL at the agreed time.  The reason for this is to allow the client to feel in control of the process.  Therapy should always be self-directed not imposed and therefore if the Client changes their mind about talking to a Counsellor for whatever reason, it is their right to do so.  A ringing phone in this instant might feel intimidating and, in some cases might put the client at risk of harm or put them in a vulnerable situation.  Another reason the call preference is set this way is to give Clients control over their privacy, and to help prevent being over-heard or interrupted unnecessarily, of which the Client has more control over from their environment.  Ensuring the Client is willing and ready for the call sets the tone for successful therapy.

I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals 2018.  You too, can see this framework by clicking the link or by going to the bacp website.  A part of the new 2018 ethical framework for professionals includes an easy to read and understand resource for clients, read about Our Commitment to Clients here. 

I follow the GDPR guidelines for the processing and storing of personal data.  My privacy policy explains the way I process and store Clients information, so please click the link and give it a read.  If you have any queries about my privacy policy or anything else relating to Telvicky Telephone Counselling then please feel free to ask or drop me a line to [email protected]   

I take Confidentiality seriously and I want you have a positive experience working in with me, so if you need me to be aware of privacy issues in regards to how or when I communicate with you, then please do make me aware so that I can work with you, in order to maintain your confidentiality. 

Clients also need to take responsibility to prevent any issues that may affect their own confidentiality, in regards to communication, messages and notifications on mobile and handheld devices especially, as well as telephone calls that can be identified on telephone bills.  I cannot be held responsible for a breach of confidentiality if a third party unintentionally/intentionally read any information or data intended for the client. 

Please also be aware that, although I will do my best to protect your privacy, absolute security in the digital world does not exist. 

If you'd prefer to send a text message to my dedicated business mobile 07397 072516 that is fine, but please be aware my business mobile is locked away when I'm away from my office desk, so please allow time for me to respond, which will usually be within 24hours.  I also remove any data that could be used to identify my clients, so please ensure you leave a contact name even if you have contacted me this way on a previous occasion.