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Blanchardstown Counselling Services, 3 The Rise, Main Street, Blanchardstown Village, 01 552 1840
Terms & Conditions
The aim of counselling/psychotherapy is to provide you with an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in safety, to assist your learning, healing and growth. If at any time you cannot be helped in this way at Blanchardstown Counselling Services, you will be offered to be referred to a more suitable counsellor or specialised institution in the Dublin area, who can better assist you.
In order to ensure a smooth and successful collaboration, the following counselling agreement applies:
A) Session Times
Sessions are ordinarily on a weekly bases and will last 50 minutes. All sessions will be held at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre, 3 Main Road, Blanchardstown Village. Please be on time as counselling will be for the duration of the session, but not beyond the end of the agreed full hour.
B) Cancellations and Holidays
If you cannot attend for a reason, please give notice by texting to 087 7056131. Sessions need to be cancelled 24hrs+ in advance, and no charges apply for timely cancellations. If for any reason the session is cancelled within the 24hrs before your scheduled session, or in case of a no-show without prior notification, a fee of EUR 15 applies for that missed session.
Blanchardstown Counselling Services offers a sliding scale of fees. Payments are due after every session and can be paid by cash.
Our work together remains strictly confidential, and what we talk about won't be disclosed to anyone outside of the sessions. Exceptions to this are counselling supervision, or if you or someone else were in danger or at risk of harm - especially in the case of child protection. In these cases confidentiality will be broken and such disclosures will be passed onto the relevant authority. In exceptional circumstances, it might be necessary to contact your GP.
F) Ethical Standard and Complaints
Blanchardstown Counselling Services abides by the principles of respect for the client, competence, responsibility and integrity - as laid out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). These standards are available at http://www.irish-counselling.ie/index. php/code-ethics. Should you wish to make a complaint, you can address the complaint to the IACP as well.
G) Termination of Counselling
You can terminate counselling at any time. However, in the normal course of events you will probably know a few weeks or months ahead, when you are ready to finish counselling. We will then agree together on the work we need to do to prepare for this and also try to resolve any outstanding important issues.
Hand-written notes/records will be taken and kept after each session. These are to help in the work with you, they are only disclosed to clinical supervisor(s) as outlined above. The notes are being stored, handled, transferred and disposed of securely and in a way that safeguards your right to privacy.
Blanchardstown Counselling Services was founded in order to provide competent psychotherapy and counselling services to the Blanchardstown Community. All content of Blanchardstown Counselling Services' website is for general information only. BCS will not be held liable for your use of the information and accepts no responsibility for any decisions made or for any loss, damage or injury caused based on or deriving from the use of any information found on www.blanchardstown-counselling.com.
Importantly, the content of this website is not to be used in the diagnosis or treatment of any psychological conditions, nor is the information to be used to replace the services of a trained and qualified mental health professional.
The useful links to other websites such as Pieta House, Blanchardstown Response to Drugs, etc are provided only as courtesy, resource or reference. The links do not imply or approve these websites or their services or products.
Personal Information Collected
This includes mainly data that identifies you and may include your name, address, email address, telephone number and inquiry data. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to BCS.
No non-personal data is collected, and no cookie technology is applied.
Personal Data you provide will be processed only for the following purposes:
(a) to provide you with the services you have requested;
(b) to contact you if required in connection with your order or to respond to any communications you might send to BCS.
Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by Godaddy.com. The nature of the Internet is such that the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet cannot be guaranteed or warranted.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, all reasonable steps including appropriate technical and organisational measures will be taken to protect your Personal Data.