My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward.
Spiritual Companion Disclosure Information
You are meeting with me your Spiritual Companion because you want to examine your spiritual path and life. I believe it is appropriate at times to discuss psychological and relational difficulties in the context of spiritual companionship, my role as a Spiritual Companion is not as psychotherapist. Although I am a therapist in this context my services will focus strictly on Spiritual Companionship.
Similarly you recognize that Spiritual Companionship is not financial advice and any decisions and actions you may take in that regard are done without my advice or recommendation, and are purely your responsibility.
Occasionally, I may assess (or we will mutually) discern that you may require mental health counseling rather than Companionship or I will suggest counseling in addition to spiritual companionship. Through your spiritual journey there may be things that will emerge that are for your healing and need to be worked through with professional therapy.
Time of Sessions & Changes:
We will commit to begin and end our sessions on time. If you need to change or cancel your session please contact me at least 24 hours in advance. You will be charged for half of the session that is missed or cancelled without 24 hour notice (unless due to sickness or emergency). You may schedule an appointment online or by contacting me at (email@example.com) or cell phone (321-288-0692).
Although we will normally meet once or twice a month, you may need to meet more frequently or desire a longer session periodically. This is fine as long as we schedule in advance. If you would like to share a success or problem with me in between sessions, you may email or call me. I do not bill for additional time of this type but I do ask that extra phone calls are kept to a few minutes.
Unless you have made other arrangements, the fee for our time together is $75.00 for 50 minutes. Payments are due at each session. PayPal, or ZELLE: firstname.lastname@example.org or checks payable to: Lorraine Edey, PO Box 100319 Palm Bay, Fl. 32910.
You have a right to expect confidentiality of the information we share with each other. I commit to holding our conversations in the strictest confidence
As part of my professional practice, I may consult my supervisor regarding our work together. This is intended solely to provide additional perspective when necessary in order for me to be fully present, listen and guide you in your journey. Identity will always be held in confidence.
If dialogue in a session is referenced in printed or website materials, your identity will always be held in confidence.
Please see this link below “Guidelines for Ethical Conduct” developed by Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Companion International for Spiritual Companions and Spiritual Directors. https://www.sdicompanions.org/docs/guidelines/Flip/guidelines_ethical_conduct.html
Duty to Warn and Protect:
When a person receiving Companion Coaching discloses intentions or a plan to harm another person or persons, I am required by law required to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities. In cases in which the client discloses or implies a plan for suicide, I am required by law to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify the family of the client.
If a receiving Coachee states or suggests that he or she is abusing a child or vulnerable adult, or has recently abused a child or vulnerable adult, or a child (or vulnerable adult) is in danger of abuse, the health care professional is required to report this information to the appropriate social service and/or legal authorities. If you are the victim of abuse, neglect, violence, or a crime victim, and you safety appears to be at risk, we may share this information with law enforcement officials and you will be referred for mental health service for assistance and support.
The format of Spiritual Companionship may not be for everyone. You may discontinue our sessions at any time. Please give advance notice if you intend to discontinue our time together.