FAQs

Useful information for clients and practitioners

This page outlines important information about my accountability to you as my client or as a practitioner. It is designed to ensure my high standards are maintained.

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Client FAQs

Clinic Times

Clinics are currently held at easibirthing, Regus Suite, 3rd Floor, 22 Queen Street, Salisbury at the following times

Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for teaching courses only.

Session Length and Frequency

Session length for hypnobirthing is 1.5 hours; 1 hour for all other hypnotherapy and psychotherapy treatment. This can be lengthened by agreement if felt beneficial by both parties. Sessions are usually held once a week/fortnight but the frequency of sessions will be discussed at our first appointment.

Treatment Fees

Fees are currently £96 per session for hypnobirthing; £68 per session for all other hypnotherapy/psychotherapy sessions (guaranteed until 5/4/2022). Where an agreement has been made for a third party to purchase services, payment can be accepted directly from private health providers, such as BUPA, AXA & AVIVA. For clients on a low income, a small reduction in fees may be negotiable. A limited number of clients on concessionary fees can be held at any one time. 

Client Co-operation

Your commitment to participate fully in the process throughout the course of treatment is fundamental for reaching a positive outcome. It is essential therefore that you discuss any doubts you may have about the therapeutic process at any time. Although, as the therapist, I am there to facilitate the process of change, it is your effort that causes actual change. On occasion you may be given short written or mental tasks to perform. These are designed to be an integral part of your treatment, so your participation is essential.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel an appointment, there will be no charge if at least 24 hours notice is given; except for Monday appointments when cancellations must be received before 1pm on the preceding Saturday. However the full session fee will be payable if the cancellation is within 24 hours of the allocated time (or after 1pm on Saturday for following Monday appointments). In the event of non-attendance, if you do not make contact within 48 hours to rearrange, regrettably your treatment space may have to be re-allocated to someone else. 

Late Policy

If less than 10 minutes late, the remainder of the session will be able to proceed. However if more than 10 minutes late the session may have to be rearranged with a cancellation fee payable.

Confidentiality and Disclosure

I am legally required to comply with the Data Protection Act which sets out how confidential information must be handled. All information received regarding clients will be treated in the strictest confidence. This includes information gained directly from you in sessions, or from any third party and referral reports. I do make brief notes about our sessions which are securely locked away. You, as my client, can request to see these at any time.

We will not retain your personal information longer than necessary. Our insurance requires this is kept for 7 years beyond treatment. We will not use your information for marketing. To read our full privacy policy click here.

Please note: The exceptions to exclusive confidentiality are:

Treatment and Service Reviews

In order to continue providing you with the most effective form of treatment, at an appropriate point I may ask you to complete a short written review to assess progress as part of our sessions.

Following the completion of treatment, I may contact you to comment on the service you received. I would be grateful if you complete this and return it to me in the SAE provided. I may also ask for your agreement to contact you by telephone/email in 3 months time to assess your progress and to offer any further assistance if needed.

Feedback from clients ensures continual improvement of the quality of the service and treatment offered.    

Supervision

I undertake regular individual supervision. My supervisor is another qualified and experienced Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist. Due to the nature of my work, this is essential. Any information regarding clients will be anonymous.

Referring-on Process

Occasionally, it may be advisable to refer a client to another local therapist. If this need arose, the reasons would be fully discussed with you at the time. This may be due to a breakdown in the therapeutic relationship, or if I am currently working with a close friend or family member and to see both would present a conflict of interest. The referral would only take place with your full agreement.

Professional Memberships

As a fully registered member of the ‘National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy’, the ‘UK Council for Psychotherapy’, the ‘United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations’ and the ‘Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council’,  I am required to abide by their code of ethics and practice.

Ongoing Professional Development

I am committed to ongoing development of my skills and training. This takes the form of ‘Continued Professional Development’ in workshops, training courses and lectures. This assists me in keeping up-to-date with research and new developments in the field of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.   

Complaints Policy

If you have any comments or complaints about any aspect of the service and treatment received, please inform me a.s.a.p. verbally or in writing. I will provide a response within 7 days upon receipt. If you are not satisfied or feel that your complaint has not been resolved, I will be happy to supply you with information on what further action you could take.

Practitioner FAQs

Confidentiality and Disclosure for Practitioners

I am legally required to comply with the Data Protection Act which sets out how confidential information must be handled. All information received regarding case examples of clients used in the training context will be anonymised. By undertaking training, you are agreeing that any case examples will not be used outside of the training context. This applies to any of your own case examples used in the process of training. We will retain your personal information which may be used for marketing purposes as part of our personal future mailings. You have the right to remove this consent at any time. To read our full privacy policy click here.

Tutor's Supervision

I undertake regular individual supervision. My supervisor is another qualified and experienced Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist. Due to the nature of my work, this is essential. Any information regarding practitioners will be anonymous.

Tutor's Professional Memberships

As a fully registered member of the ‘National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy’, the ‘UK Council for Psychotherapy’, the ‘United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations’ and the ‘Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council’,  I am required to abide by their code of ethics and practice.

Tutor's Ongoing Professional Development

I am committed to ongoing development of my skills and training. This takes the form of ‘Continued Professional Development’ in workshops, training courses and lectures. This assists me in keeping up-to-date with research and new developments in the field of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.   

Complaints Policy for Practitioners

If you have any comments or complaints about any aspect of the service, please inform me a.s.a.p. verbally or in writing. I will provide a response within 7 days upon receipt. If you are not satisfied or feel that your complaint has not been resolved, I will be happy to supply you with information on what further action you could take.

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