Is what we discuss kept confidential?
Everything we talk about and all that takes place during our therapy sessions are strictly confidential. To ensure I am doing my job effectively and that I have the right support, I may discuss elements of our sessions with my supervisor. During these discussions I do not disclose any details that may identify you to my supervisor, and my supervisor also adheres to the GDPR. All that takes place within the therapy sessions is treated with respect, discretion and strict confidentiality. Confidential notes to assist with future treatment are kept in secure files at all times.
What if I see you outside of the session?
If we see each other outside of a session I may smile but will not engage in any further conversation to ensure your confidentiality. You are welcome to share with other people about the therapy you are receiving, but I am obligated by GDPR law to ensure your confidentiality is protected. I would request that in order to ensure the success of your treatment, that you refrain from discussing your treatment with me outside of your sessions.
What about other Health and Social Care Professionals?
As I adhere to the GDPR any contact, relating to you, with other healthcare professionals would only be made with your signed consent. E.g. If I were to write to your GP to notify them of your treatment with me, and then notify them of the treatment ending, I would only do this if you were to sign the specific consent available.
In order to safeguard you and the people around you, if you were to disclose that you were going to carry out harm to yourself or someone else, then under my “Duty of Care” I am obligated by law to inform the relevant authorities. This is to support you to live well, and I would always aim to discuss this with you prior to contacting anyone.
If I was issued with a police warrant or required by a court of law for your information, then I would also have to provide them with your information.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a treatment that relies on the commitment and motivation from both the therapist and the client to get the best results. Part of the treatment occurs in the consulting room and part of the treatment is cognitive reflection or homework. As the client, when you agree to undertake a programme you also agree to engage with the process, complete any homework that you are given and listen to the recording provided at appropriate times. It is with commitment and working in partnership with your therapist that you will see the best results.
Therapy Sessions & Fees
Each standard session lasts approximately one hour and the agreed fee per session is as stated on my website www.saffronhousenewdirections.com Fees are payable either in advance by bank transfer (details provided on request) or at the end of each session by cash or card. You may pay in advance if you wish, should there be a fixed number of therapy sessions; this may be subject to change from time to time, but any change in fees will be agreed between us.
You commit to attend the appointments that we make as your attendance is part of your commitment to the on-going programme and treatment.
Arriving Late for an Appointment
If you are running late, please let me know as soon as possible. I will do my best to make a full session available, but this often depends on appointments subsequent to your booking and so cannot be guaranteed. If your session needs to be curtailed due to your late arrival then the session fee remains payable in full.
Once a session is booked, that time is yours. I reserve the right to charge in full for any cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice as it is highly unlikely the session can be reallocated
If you are undertaking a longer course of treatment, please notify of any holiday breaks and I will do likewise. You will of course not be expected to pay for sessions when you are on holiday (some therapists do charge).
All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure your safety physically and psychologically. I can refuse to see anyone under the influence of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs. You, as the patient, will undertake not to deliberately harm the therapist, the therapist’s family and property for the duration of treatment and thereafter.
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