Client and Therapist Working Agreement
• Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will cause you to be liable for the full cost of the session unless another appointment is available and is booked within the same working week.
• I accept: the therapy I receive should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment and that the therapist cannot guarantee the success of therapy.
• I agree to carry out self tasks if requested (self hypnosis, breathing techniques etc.) between sessions to give me the optimum chance of success. It is my responsibility to inform the therapist of any changes in my health throughout the duration of therapy.
• The Therapist may terminate therapy at any time if he/she believes it is within the the best interest of either party and there is good reason to do so.
• Notes of the session are likely to be taken and kept safely. Video Recordings are made of the session for safety reasons.
Confidentiality will be maintained in all but the most exceptional circumstances. These can only include (criminal or civil court cases where a court order is made demanding disclosure – includes coroners courts and fatal accident enquiries in Scotland) and where there is good cause to believe that not to disclose would cause danger of serious harm to others. Most standards of confidentiality applied in professional contexts are based on the common law concept of “The Greater Good”. The sharing of anonymous case histories with supervisors, peer-support groups is not a breach of professional confidentiality. The sharing of open case histories with supervisors and any referring NHS medical practioner is also not abreach.