Terms of Engagement

 This text of my agreement with all clients is shown below. My standard intake procedure which we complete at each client's first session is to go through this agrement clause by clause to ensure everyone is clear on these very simple terms


This agreement details the terms and conditions of us working together.

1. The agreement to work on the issues presented by the client in no way guarantees a cure.

2. The client agrees to perform any tasks (homework) agreed during the session.

3. The fee of £85 (£95 after 6pm) will be paid in advance before the first session and then in advance for subsequent sessions by debit card, credit card (+ £2 handling fee), cash, cheque or BACS transfer (prior to each session). This fee reserves my time and enables me to complete the necessary preparation work for each session.

4. Cancellation or rescheduling of appointments with less than one working days notice will result in you being liable for the cost of the session. NB My working week is Monday to Friday 10.00am to 6.00pm. So, for example, if you wish to change or cancel an appointment scheduled for 10.00am on Monday you will need to notify me by 10.00am on the Friday preceding this at the latest.

5. If you arrive late for your appointment it will still finish on time. If for any reason I am late for your appointment I will make the time up (if this is convenient for you).

6. Contact between sessions will be limited to letter, email or telephone. I may not respond immediately and, depending on my commitments, I may take up to 3 working days to respond.

7. Antisocial behaviour will cause the immediate cessation of treatment

8.  I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and am obliged to comply with it's Bye Laws and Codes of Ethics. The Council also provides a complaints and disciplinary procedure and a copy of this is available at any time. The NCH can be contacted at: NCH Ltd, 27/28 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DH.Telephone 0845 544 0788  

9. There may be slight risks associated with the work we do together. During the process of treatment, there may be reason to review some unpleasant memories or to experience some uncomfortable emotions. It is acknowledged that making personal changes in behavior, thinking and emotions through hypnotherapy/coaching sometimes requires learning by trial and error and some confusion or setbacks in the process may occur. You acknowledge and agree to accept these potential risks.

10. Confidentiality will be maintained in all but the most exceptional circumstances. Your details will never be shared with any third party. Exceptional Circumstances in which necessary  data will be shared with relevant staff and professionals include - any legal action and where there is good cause to believe that not to disclose would cause danger or serious harm to the client or others.

Most standards of confidentiality applied in professional contexts are based on the Common Law concept of confidentiality where the duty to keep confidence is measured against the concept of 'greater' good. The sharing of information with practice staff, supervisors and any NHS medical practitioner is not a breach.

11. I have an obligation under my membership of the NCH to continue my professional learning and development and therefore I may share case histories with my Supervisors and peer-support groups. All information will be anonymous and this will not be a breach of professional confidentiality. 

12. Notes of the session will be kept and will be available to the client to view with reasonable notice.

13. I ask all clients to initial this specific clause in the space provided to give their specific permission to use their data in fully anonymised form (where they cannot be identified from its use) in my further research and CPD some of which may be shared with other health professionals or research professionals

I agree to your using my data as described above                 Initials

14. I ask all clients whether they wish to opt in to receiving occasional communications that I feel may interest them - these may be general or specific newsletters, links to published articles, or follow up questionnaires and offers. Please initial beside each heading if you wish to receive this material

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