Meera Shah Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bermondsey, SE16 & London Bridge / Borough SE1

Frequently Asked Questions

Where I work.

I have a private practice in on Borough High Street, SE1, 3 minutes walk from London Bridge tube, and near to Borough Elephant and Castle and Bermondsey. I have work from rooms in Docklands E14 near Mudchute and Island Gardens.

Duration of sessions

Sessions last 50 minutes.

Fees

For an initial consultation and discussion on therapy needs as well as fees, please call or message me.

If your sessions are covered by Allianz private health insurance, please ensure you are have the correct coverage.

How Long Would I Need To Commit To Counselling?

I do not ask clients to commit to a certain number of sessions – although it can be helpful for us to agree on an approximate time frame for counselling in order to pace the work appropriately and allow time to review it. I aim to work collaboratively with my clients, regularly reviewing the counselling process in sessions, and ideally working towards a mutually agreed ending.

With the exception of holidays and unavoidable engagements, I would generally ask clients to commit to engaging with me on a regular weekly basis. Once an appointment has been agreed I require at least 24 hours notice of cancellation or it will be made chargeable.

Our Contract

We will work within a contract which I will go through with you in your first session. The contract is a set of boundaries that we will establish together, which provides a safe and professional framework for our sessions and for our therapeutic relationship. I abide by the ethical frameworks of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), of which I am a registered member. I am also fully insured and have supervision with a senior psychotherapist.

How Confidential Would It Be?

The material clients share with me is kept confidential (although there are some legal and professional limits to confidentiality which I can explain to you when we meet or agree an online counselling contract). In accordance with UKCP and BACP codes of practice I do meet with a trained supervisor on a regular basis to discuss my work. However, I do not divulge client’s full names and any notes I keep are for my reference only (again containing client initials only).

When Can I Make An Appointment?

Please contact me directly to discuss my availability. At present I have scope to offer appointments at different times throughout the week.


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