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"Your Safe therapeutic talking space - online, inside or outdoors".
Tamsin

Free ‘discovery’ session

I offer an initial 20 minute ‘discovery’ session free of charge where we can chat via online video or over the phone to help establish if you would like to work with me and I can answer any questions you may have.

We will consider what is happening for you and how it is affecting you in various parts of your life and consider what you might want to feel differently.

Hopefully you will know at the end of this session if The Talking Space feels best for you for your therapy.

Please do get in touch to arrange this initial discussion.

Initial Consultation and ongoing sessions:

The initial consultation will be around an hour; involving some necessary paperwork and contracting, which will be done either online via video link or face-to-face. We will talk through what brings you to counselling.

On-going sessions can happen either online, face-to-face in the office or outside in nature.

Ongoing Sessions last 50 minutes.

I offer these sessions weekly, fortnightly or monthly - whatever feels best for you. We can work together for a limited number of sessions or for a longer term.

Weekly sessions will normally be the same day/time each week.

Evening sessions are available upon request but only online or telephone.

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”Tamsin has been such an asset to the practice and many patients I have referred to her have found the counselling to be such a benefit. She is warm and friendly and I would highly recommend.”

-Dr.N.Farrar - General Practitioner, Aberdeenshire

FAQs and Helpful Points

Is therapy for me?
I truly believe anyone can choose counselling. For a huge variety of reasons.

Whatever the reason you find yourself seeking out counselling or therapy, here at The Talking Space, I will offer you a confidential, safe place to seek what you feel you may need.

Our first counselling session.
Once you have decided you would like to progress with me we arrange our first session. This first, slightly longer appointment will involve some getting to know each other and an opportunity for you to ask any questions. It will involve discussion around the therapeutic boundaries and our contract which describes our work together. You will be sent a contract which will outline our rights and responsibilities. You will also receive an intake form for you to fill out for some necessary personal information which is kept safe following GDPR.

Getting in touch.
I am aware it can feel a little daunting taking that first step. Please just reach out via my online form, email or even text message and I will contact you to arrange our first free of charge discussion over the phone.

How long before we can meet?
All appointments are subject to availability. If you have flexible availability I will offer you the first appointment I have free. If however you have a specific day and time in mind I will advise you of a date when a first session is available.

How many sessions do we organise?
This depends on your own specific therapy needs. Some people have anything from six sessions.

Others choose to have a more ‘open door’ policy and dip in and out of counselling as and when they feel they need it. It’s up to you and that is ok. I offer ‘reviews’ every six sessions which allows space for us to consider your therapeutic journey and counselling process to date.

Accessibility.
The room in Oldmeldrum is fully accessible to wheel chair users.

Payment policy.
Payment is due prior to each session. After the initial session, some people choose to pay in ‘blocks’ others ‘pay as they go’. Online sessions can be paid prior to your appointment via bank transfer or by card payment. In person sessions are also paid in advance and can be paid by bank transfer, cash or contactless card payment. The Talking Space will always provide an invoice.

Cancellation Policy.
I understand that life doesn’t always go to plan. If a change of appointment time is required, please advise 24 hours prior to the start of your original appointment and I will do my best to offer an alternative session time. Last minute cancellations within 24 hours or ‘no shows’ will be charged at the full rate. For changes of venue for outdoor therapy - face-to-face may not be available in which case we would meet online.

Confidentiality Policy.
Counselling sessions are strictly confidential. What is shared with me in The Talking Space stays there. However, there are some exceptions which will be discussed during your first session. If during sessions, you pose a significant risk of danger to yourself or to others then the right to confidentiality will be discussed and relevant parties will need to be notified.

Age of clients.
Currently, I work with adults aged 18 and over.

“I got horrible thoughts out of my head into this space - I can look at them and it’s helped me understand and move forward again”

- Online Client

Prices

All counselling therapies are priced at £50 per session.

Please note that payment is to be made prior to each session.

Payments can be made via Bank Transfer or online.

Contactless card payments or cash payments can be made in person.

I do not believe personal circumstances should prevent you having counselling so I have allocated lower cost online sessions to individuals on low/no income and to trainee therapists. Please contact me to discuss this further.

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