Fees, Appointments & Administration
Due to Coronovirus (Covid-19) I work via telephone, online, outdoors and in my office in Mid Devon with infection control measures in place.
I offer an introductory Consultation, an opportunity to meet each other, to explore how counselling might support you. At this stage there is no commitment to further meetings. As a Counsellor I will work with you at your pace.
Counselling sessions £40 for 1 hour session.
Couples counselling £45 per 1 hour session.
Payments can be made by cheque or electronic BACs payments.
Reduced fee sessions are available on a limited basis for student counsellors, carers and clients on low income.
I work flexibly from my Private Calm Studio during week days, evenings and week ends.
Traditionally Counsellors see clients once a week for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Some clients value seeing their counsellor at a fixed time and day each week.
I currently work with counselling students during placements, qualified counsellors and other professionals requiring supervisory support.
Fees: £40 per hour for 1:1 & Group sessions.
£30 per session for students.
Bespoke Retreat Day and Fees
I offer bespoke Retreat days for clients who need a day away to replenish, a restorative day following a stressful event such as loss or bereavement. The bespoke Retreat day is replenishing, an opportunity to recharge, redefine and refocus in a quiet, calm and supportive space. Prices available on request.
Mill House Retreat Centre is a stones throw away from my Studio, one of Devons best kept secrets. Excellent for a "get away" from the maddening crowds, a day retreat or a group meeting or conference. A place of nature, charm, kindness, log fires, breadmaking and calm abounds there http://millhouseretreats.co.uk/
Support Group Facilitation
If you require a facilitator for group work, please do call or email me to discuss, I am a trained group facilitator and Coach. I have worked for Chairites, NHS and CCGs facilitating ranges of support groups i.e. user engagement, educational and health promotional events and group sessions.
I manage an informal Bereavement Support Group at Cullompton Community Centre in Mid Devon on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Please email or call me if you would like to attend.
I manage and faciitate support groups on a monthly basis for women with secondary breast cancer in Taunton on behalf of Breast Cancer Now.
Administration & Confidentiality
Counselling is confidential, sometimes you may wish to let someone know you are seeing a counsellor but that is your decision. I will never call you unless you are happy for me to do so or acknowledge you outside the counselling room unless you are comfortable with that.
Confidentiality may be broken if I feel you, or someone else, may be in danger, if possible I will try to discuss this with you first. I also discuss issues with my supervisor as part of my professional role and responsibility as set out by the BACP.
I keep notes as per BACP guidelines and the data protection act 1998 and GDPR 2018, they are available if you wish to see them, they are stored securely. Notes are for my professional use only and do not contain any identifiable details. Your personal details are stored separately.
I do not distribute newsletters or send out any bulk emails, I adhere to the GDPR Guidance ( General Data Protection Regulations ) May 2018. I liase 1:1 with clients using their preferred method of communication.
I keep notes for three years, at that point they are destroyed.
I hold a 24 hour cancellation policy, this allows sessions or meetings to be offered to other clients. Appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice will incur a full charge. Note I am sympathetic to extenuating circumstances.
As a Counsellor, Work with Police, Hospices, Charity, Charities and NHS staff. Military MoD personnel and family members.
Annie Ford Experienced Counsellor and Supervisor. Covering Devon, Mid-Devon, Cullompton, Pinhoe, Broadclyst, Honiton, Exeter, Whipton, Tiverton, Wellington, Taunton , Whimple, Whimple EX5 4PB and EX15 1FE and Somerset
Issues I work with includes Anxiety,Stress, Depression, Relationships, Rape, Mental Health Issues, PTSD, Trauma, Employment Issues and Counselling, HIV, AIDs, GUM, NHS, Bereavement Support, Grief, Grieving, Mindfulness, Counsellor, Counselling, Family Counselling, Group Counselling, Counselling debrief, Debrief Suicide, LGBT, HIV, AIDs, Cancer Counselling, Long Term Conditions, Menopause, Retreat day, Retreat days, Stress, Mindfulness, Counselling Agencies, EAP, Retreat in Devon, Mediation, Couples Counsellor, Couples Counselling, Relationship counselling, PTSD, Counselor, Therapist, Healing, Wellness, Wellbeing, Cancer, Cancer Support, parenting, University Counselling, College Counsellor, CBT, Psychodynamic, Calm Counselling office, charity, charities, supervision, supervisee , accreditation, selfcare, IVF, End of Life Care, Palliative Care, secondary breast cancer,
Counselling Directory profile : http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/annie-ford
Coronovirus, Covid19 outbreak, coronovirussupport, overwhelmed, need selfcre tips , techniques and strategies
Phone:07748-523704 (Confidential line & voicemail)
I am an Accredited member of the BACP and adhere to their standards holding professional indemnification. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body which sets standards for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
As a qualified Counsellor I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice and standards and subject to their professional conduct procedure.
I have regular Professional Supervision to monitor the quality and ethics of my work as set out by the BACP.
As well as 1:1 Counselling, Supervision and Group Facilitation, I faciliate 2 day Cancer Support Retreats for patients and loved ones for a national charity and manage Support Groups for Women with secondary breast cancer.
I am an experienced Mindfulness Practitioner and have found it so helpful supporting individuals and groups focusing on selfcare and stress management.
My profile is accessible on the following link