You Ask - I Answer
How long does the risk assessment take?
The risk assessment can take between two to four hours, depending on the experiences of each individual. It can be an emotionally challenging process so needs to be taken at the client's own pace.
Are you trained to carry out risk assessing?
Yes, I have supported 1000's of clients which always starts by completion of the risk assessment. I have also trained other professionals on how to carry out this process in an empathetic and compassionate way, whilst gathering the necessary information.
Do you offer long-term support?
Long-term support is not usually necessary. A maximum of six sessions should be sufficient to provide each client not only with a strong understanding of the tactics used to control them, but also their risks within their relationship, their rights and options should they choose to separate (or if they have already separated) and safety planning options that are available to them.
Is the information that the client provides confidential?
Any information that is shared is entirely confidential and is not shared with any other party, unless specifically requested by the client. However, if something is disclosed that suggests that there is a threat to the client's life, or that of the children, I have a duty of care to share this information with safeguarding services. This will always be explained to the client and I will continue to support the client through any statutory service intervention.
What are your fees?
My hourly rate is £150 for 1:1 support
When working with employers, a fee structure is based on the number of sessions each employee requires. Please contact me to discuss this further.