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Privacy & Confidentiality

 

 

All case consultations are confidential. Your privacy and confidentiality are top priorities. For this reason your details will never be passed on to any third parties. This includes, spouses, family members, friends, and GPs, unless you express prior permission.

 

 

Your Role in Therapy

 

 

Should you opt to undergo treatment with me I ask that you apply yourself to our sessions and that you are forthcoming about any issues or concerns you may have. I am very much open to hear your concerns if they are affecting our working relationship or hinder the process of therapy. My goal is always the best for you within reason of my own limits and boundaries.

 

 

My Right to Refuse Treatment

 

 

I observe the right to refuse treatment to any individual who presents a potential threat to my safety or the safety of other staff at the business centre. Violent or aggressive behaviour and/or verbal abuse will not be tolerated. I also observe the right to refuse to treat anyone who has an expressed wish for a certain type of treatment if I believe that  treatment modality could be potentially harmful.

 

 

Your Right to Withdraw From Treatment

 

 

As a therapist I don't believe in keeping client's in contractually obligated treatment. You are permitted to withdraw from treatment any time you wish to do so. Your autonomy is something I respect and is your right to uphold. I humbly ask that in all good conscience you inform me of your decision to terminate therapy and your reasons for doing so.

 

 

Record Keeping

 

 

I am obligated by law to hold on to any records I keep with regards to your case for a minimum of 5 years. These include the initial consultation form and questionnaire, as well as any session notes. Unless required for legal proceedings your notes remain secure.

 

 

Refunds Policy

 

 

In accordance with the points outlined in the disclaimer, refunds will not be given for work already undertaken. All work is undertaken with the highest professional intentions. Refunds will, of course, be issued for any fees paid in advance should you wish to withdraw from treatment.

 

 

Disclaimer

 

 

The contents of this website are not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, nor are they intended to be used as a diagnostic tool. Nor should they be considered a substitute for a consultation with a trained mental health professional.

 

 

Please be aware that there are no guarantees with any type of therapy. As a clinician I aim to provide the best possible care to my clients, however there are no panaceas - what works for one person may not be as effective for another. Nor can I help any individual who doesn't posses the drive to help themselves. Every therapy requires effort and active participation on your part.

 

 

Ethics

 

 

I abide by the professional code of ethics outlined and upheld by the International Association of Evidence-Based Practice (IAEBP).

 

 

Complaints Procedure

 

 

At The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic I make every effort to ensure you receive the best quality of care. If, for whatever reason, you have a genuine grievance, please contact me directly and I will do all I can to deal effectively with your complaint. Should I be unable to allay your concerns you can contact admin@iaebp.com.

 

 

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