> Can I work with you?

We have associations with a range of professionals and are open to discussing a working relationship. Send an initial message through the contact page.

> Do you offer supervision?

Yes. We offer supervision in psychodynamic individual therapy and case management with a particular focus on working with the whole person, working with Personality Disorders, with psychosis and in supporting carers.

Supervision with Storm’s Edge Therapy will be most relevant for new therapists, clinical or forensic psychologists working in psychotherapy as well as those working with more extreme cases; especially those that are complex, enduring and treatment resistant.

Please get in touch through our contact form if you would like to discuss supervision options.

> Do you offer online or telephone consultations?

When necessary and appropriate we can arrange remote sessions (online or telephone) if you cannot attend your regular session in person. This needs to be agreed in advance with your therapist.

Please note that we do not offer therapy solely through remote sessions as face to face sessions are integral to our way of working.

> What will be expected of me during a session?

Intake Session:

During this session you will need to inform your therapist of the issue that has brought you for help, answer some questions about yourself to build context around the issue and ask any questions you might have about therapy or working with Storm’s Edge.

By the end of the session you and your therapist will make a plan for future treatment, or an onward referral, as well as discuss the practicalities of treatment. Please bring any relevant documentation to be discussed (such as referral letters, medical records, previous treatment reports, or any personal documents you’d like to discuss such as diaries, artwork, photographs etc if you would like to share these).

Therapy Session:

After the initial consultation process we should have a treatment direction which is focused and dynamic. We will then progress through a collaborative process of finding greater clarity as well as investigating what helps and what doesn’t.

This can be a difficult process as the topics may be very sensitive and/or not easy to understand. It is normal to feel some reluctance taking some time to build trust in the therapy and to have the courage to engage with painful experiences. Your therapist is there to support you through the process and to keep your moving forward safely.

> What are your qualifications?

All our therapists are fully qualified and registered with the necessary bodies for their professions. We insist on full registration, full professional indemnity insurance and exceptional clinical skills before considering anyone for our team.

Our founder, Kael Cockcroft, is an Associate Fellow and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society: Division of Clinical Psychology (BPS Membership: 407587), and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Registration: PYL26327).

He is a member of the following professional working groups:

BPS: Psychotherapy Section
BPS: Special Group in Coaching Psychology
BPS: Transpersonal Psychology Section
BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP): Leadership and Management Faculty
BPS DCP: Psychosis & Complex Mental Health Faculty
BPS DCP: Holistic Faculty
BPS DCP: Faculty of Addictions
BPS DCP: Faculty for Eating Disorder

Full qualification for our associates can be supplied if needed.

> What records do you keep?

All session notes are kept strictly in a secure environment, whether physical or digital. All material is kept in the strictest confidence according to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The British Psychological Society (BPS) codes of conduct which are in line with The Data Protection Act.

We keep all financial and appointment details as per the HMRC requirements.

> Is everything I say confidential?

The contents of sessions are confidential.

We have a duty to report when a client is considered to be a danger to themselves or to others. This will be done, whenever possible, in consultation with that client. We also have a duty to report when there is a suspicion that a child is being harmed or could be harmed; this includes emotional distress and neglect not only physical and sexual abuse.

If this should happen, all information shared will be subject to the The Data Protection Act; therefore, the principle of “Need to Know” applies. This means if there is a concern, only the information related directly to that particular issue can be shared and nothing more.

The content of sessions and any notes are kept confidential; aside from the above conditions.

All therapists a legally obliged to take part in supervision. Sessions maybe discussed in supervision making every effort to keep the client’s identity concealed and again only the information related to the issue at hand will be considered. Supervisors are bound by the same confidentially codes and standards as your therapist.