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Definitions for some of the words used in this website.

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is a professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists practicing in the United Kingdom.

Client record

Your client record contains responses to some of the questions asked at the initial session as well as mandatory information such as your contact and GP details. 

Your client record is scanned and stored as a password encrypted document in the cloud. The original paper document is destroyed. 

Counselling contract

The counselling contract is a standardised document that sets out the parameters of how counsellor and client will work together.

Both parties sign and keep a copy for their records. 

Integrative counselling, as the name suggests, is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.

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