Please let us know as soon as you can if you are not able to make your appointment. During the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 909 arranged counselling appointments were missed by clients, this equates to around 151 waiting for help when they could have accessed support sooner.
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Counselling helps people sort out their thoughts and feelings about their concerns to enable change.
- Where you give permission to share information
- Where a practitioner is compelled by a court of law
- Where the information is of such a gravity that confidentiality cannot be maintained, this includes where:
- It is felt there is a real possibility of harm to yourself or others
- In cases of fraud or crime
The counsellor contracts and discusses this conditional confidentiality with you at the first appointment.
Also as all counsellors have a clinical counselling supervision, they share how they work with a counselling supervisor.
You will be asked to complete a form which asks more detailed information about how you are currently feeling – this form is called a PHQ9/GAD7 form.
Click here to download the Initial Triage Form
The counsellor will also discuss with you what will be the most useful help for you eg. Social Support, referral to one of our partner agencies, Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT), Stress Groups or Counselling.
We work in partnership with the following organisations who also offer a range of talking therapies:
These organisations provide services in other locations not covered by Washington Mind.