How Much Does It Cost?
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £70 per hour. All sessions are payable a week in advance. EMDR sessions may require one and a half hours. Notice of cancellation must be given at least 2 full days in advance.
What Issues do you Deal With?
Examples of issues covered – (not exclusively):
Family or parenting issues - depression - loss of meaning in life - anorexia, eating disorders – self harm - relationship problems - feeling stuck - personal development - isolation - domestic violence - addictions - life crisis - coping with illness - bereavement - loss - grief - sexual difficulties - abuse - therapy in professional training - obsessive compulsive disorders - panic attacks - phobias - nightmares – stress – work problems - breakdown - trauma, post traumatic stress
How do I know my problem is worth taking your time?
What is worrying you is important enough. There’s no scale of measurement. Just call.
How do you work?
Most of the time, therapy takes the form of you, the client, doing most of the talking, with the occasional response from the therapist. It sounds simple though it isn't, and years of training have gone into how I work with you. I have also undergone extended personal therapy myself as part of that training, so I really know what it's like on the other side of the fence.
Most people who have tried counselling or psychotherapy will agree that what is most important is the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor/therapist. What you do will arise from your own needs and be drawn from a wide range of theoretic approaches. I aim to help you to release what is blocking you and the pain associated with it, to gain a sense of integration in yourself, a sense of connection in relationships and a greater sense of being in tune with life in general.
What is Transpersonal Psychotherapy?
Transpersonal psychotherapy acknowledges the spiritual along with the emotional, intellectual and physical aspects of the person. What that means is that I regard myself and others as more than the sum of their biology, chemistry and physical nature.
What is EMDR?
EMDR stands for 'eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing'. This is a World Health Organisation approved technique which can be added to the established therapeutic relationship and has been proven to be highly effective in treating all sorts of life blocks, phobias and post traumatic symptoms, as well as helping with the development of inner resources. Side to side eye-movements, auditory clicking, or tapping is used whilst the client is connecting with memories, thoughts and feelings within a carefully structured supportive framework. The results are proven by an increasing and impressive body of research and are natural, effective and profound.
You can see and listen to a short film about EMDR here.
Can you help me if I am from a different culture?
Everyone is unique and only a face to face meeting will help you to get a real sense of whether I can help you. However my previous experience of working with people from other cultures has shown that it can be advantage - nothing is taken for granted. I try to keep an open mind, and some find that they feel it is safer and easier to trust a counsellor who is from outside their home community.
How long will it take?
Each session lasts 50 minutes. An EMDR session may require 1.5 hours, which will be agreed in advance. You will agree an initial short term plan and have regular reviews.
Do you do evening sessions?
Yes, it can be difficult for some people to fit sessions into a working day, so some evening appointments are offered.
What about confidentiality?
Your trust in my confidentiality is essential. A contract will be agreed at the beginning, and the principle is that ‘what is said in the room stays in the room’. Nothing you say to me is revealed to anyone else without your consent. For example I might ask for your permission when it might be helpful to talk to your GP or psychiatrist, and if you refused consent I would respect that. The only time confidentiality would, by law, have to be breached is if there was a real danger of you committing serious harm to yourself or another - especially, though not exclusively, where children might be at risk. Since GDPR has clarified data protection further, please see the paragraph below under 'Privacy Statement'
Do you do Gestalt or Art Therapy?
I use imaginative and alternative approaches if you feel comfortable with it and it flows naturally for you. Sometimes that involves visualisations (use of the creative imagination), artwork, sandtray, working with dreams, Gestalt and role-play techniques, or breath and sound work.
What is the Mindtalk group?
Mindtalk is a group of counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice at 3 Abbey Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. We share the same premises, and collaborate in our work, supporting each other with referrals, running workshops and providing professional supervision. The premises also offers consultation rooms for use by other independent practitioners - please contact me if you would like to know more about this.
Professional Supervision Offered
I am accredited by UKCP as a professional supervisor for groups and individuals. This is in the transpersonal and integrated model including the ability to work with the body, the mind, feelings and spirit as a whole in the practice of supervision.
Your privacy is of great importance to Aubyn de Lisle Psychotherapy (ADL Psychotherapy) and we are committed to complying with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding the responsible and secure use of your data.
ADL Psychotherapy has a legitimate interest in processing personal data in order to provide psychosocial services. The purpose of this statement is to let you know what personal information ADL Psychotherapy collects and holds, why this data is collected, how long it is kept and what your rights are with regards to this personal data.
When you are referred for psychosocial services with ADL Psychotherapy you will be asked to consent to the processing of your data under the terms of this policy.
What information does ADL Psychotherapy collect? ADL Psychotherapy collects personal data such as name, address, date of birth, gender, GP/medical practitioner details, deployment details, employer’s details, telephone numbers, email address and Skype address. We also collect any data you give us regarding personal and family background, alongside potentially sensitive data relating to medical and mental health conditions.
What does ADL Psychotherapy use your information for?
We use your information in the following ways:
To provide clients with psychosocial services requested from ADL Psychotherapy.
To notify you about changes to your appointments and the services ADL Psychotherapy provides.
To fulfil any administrative, legal, ethical and contractual obligations.
On occasion ADL Psychotherapy will provide information on trainings, workshops, blogs, electronic mailings or newsletters specific to ADL Psychotherapy services only.
What information does ADL Psychotherapy share? We will not share any information about you with other organisations or people, except in the following situations:
Consent – We may share information with relevant medical professionals or others whom you have requested or agreed we need to contact.
Serious harm – We may share your information with the relevant authorities if we have reason to believe that this may prevent serious harm being caused to you or another person.
Compliance with law – We may share information when the law requires us to - i.e. safeguarding, terrorism, drug trafficking and serious crime.
Clinical Will– We have a clinical will which means in the event of sudden death or a serious accident or illness, a named colleague will be able to access the contact details so we can notify clients.
Supervision– It is an ethical requirement for any clinician offering psychosocial services to have regular supervision. Any supervisor used is an accredited member of the relevant accrediting body and works within their ethical framework. How does ADL Psychotherapy keep your information safe?
All information you provide to ADL Psychotherapy is stored as securely as possible. We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information given.
All paper forms and correspondence are kept in locked filing cabinets. All electronic files are kept on password-protected devices with virus protection software.
All information is limited to ADL Psychotherapy’s administrators, associates and any other personnel needed to maintain ADL Psychotherapy services. Any personnel that have access to these files abide by this privacy statement and/or hold their own privacy statement that complies with the GDPR terms.
Formal reports are password protected and/or they are sent through a secure encrypted service such as Protonmail.
If process notes are made they are kept separate from any identifiable personal information.
For live chat or audio-webcam appointments, wherever possible, we use Zoom which features end-to-end encryption for added security.
Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effects, we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus free.
Client notes and other documentation are destroyed seven years after the end of the psychosocial services offered.
Any known data breaches will be reported to the ICO within 72 hours.
Any requests for personal data need to be made through a data subject access request and will be supplied within one month.
ADL Psychotherapy’s website, www.adlpsychotherapy.co.uk, is maintained by Webhealer. Your details are not stored on their systems for any contact requests made through them.
If clients choose to contact ADL Psychotherapy by text or mobile phone, numbers are stored under a reference system and/or initials only, as opposed to full names. Your rights Under the GDPR, you have the right to:
Access your personal data - Rectify, erase or restrict your data - Object to the processing of your data - Request transfer of data (data portability).
You may withdraw your consent for ADL Psychotherapy to hold and process your data at any time. However, if you do this while actively receiving psychosocial services, the services would have to end. You can withdraw your consent by stating this on an email to [email protected]
If you have any concerns about the way ADL Psychotherapy handles your data please contact [email protected] . If you feel this has not been resolved effectively you have the right to contact the Information Commissioners Office (www.ico.org.uk)
Changes to this policy
This document is a work in progress and may be modified from time to time.