Thank you for your interest in my Skype sessions.
Below I have listed some important information and a personal history form. Please read, complete and return when you are ready to arrange your Initial Consultation.
The Initial Consultation (IC) Skype session lasts up to 50 minutes. Cost is £75 please note no therapy or recording will be given at this session.
The Initial consultation is to establish the needs and history of the client, and by so doing, this information, and other on-going information will be used to create the best understanding of your needs and help the structuring of future sessions, including recordings to be used by you.
The Initial Consultation (IC), includes completion of an Assessment form, and signed agreement of this Contract. Information provided on the assessment form is deemed to be true. Any omissions are the client’s liability.
The Initial Consultation Skype session is a vital part of any future work between client and practitioner as it is beginning a process, building rapport, and exchanging information by both Client and Practitioner. The client and practitioner, will have an honest, open and confidential discussion regarding the clients’ problem(s). The practitioner will volunteer information which he feels will be beneficial to the client at every opportunity. Many people find this Initial Consultation informative, educational, and enlightening.
The initial consultation is about making sure we have the information we need to plan and structure your needs accordingly. Because we will have shared lots of information between us, we will have a good idea if we will both feel comfortable working with each other.
After the initial consultation you are encouraged to take some time to think about everything we have discussed. It is never a good thing to just rush in. By thinking things over, and perhaps speaking to your partner or close friend about the conversation you will have a clearer idea about moving forward.
Further Skype sessions are also information gathering, updating and agreeing the next step, and may involve, coaching and counselling if required. These Follow on Sessions (FoS) will be used to gather more information for the practitioner to provide an MP3 hypnotherapy recording to the client. This will be provided within 3 working days of the Skype Session. Ordinarily this session is 30 minutes duration. Fee is £75 including MP3 recording.
Please note, where counselling or coaching has been conducted, no MP3 session will be provided.
When multiple recordings are held by the client, the practitioner will proved, where needed a suggested listening schedule, free of charge, which the client is encouraged to follow. Follow on Sessions (FOS) are £75, including any hypnotherapy recording provided. Hypnosis is never carried out in Skype sessions.
If the MP3 file is too large to send as an attachment, a link to a unique DropBox© file, will be sent to you. This is for the use of the above-named client only. The therapist accepts no responsibility for the correct use or outcomes of any recording which is provided at his discretion.
The agreement to work on the issues presented by the client in no way guarantees, nor does it suggest a cure. The client acknowledges and accepts full responsibility for all outcomes.
On the assessment form the client has provided relevant medical information, including their GP’s / Professional Health Care Provider contact details. If advised by the Practitioner at the Initial Consultation, the client agrees to seek medical approval, before commencing Skype sessions.
The cost of each Skype session is £75 including an MP3 download if applicable. Payment by PayPal is due 48 hours prior to the agreed commencement time and date of each Skype session. PayPal Payments to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note. Payments are the clients’ responsibility. No reminder for payment from the therapist will be made to the client. If payment is not received any planned sessions will be cancelled and the agreement terminated.
Confidentiality will be maintained in all but the most exceptional circumstances. These can only include: legal action (criminal or civil cases where a court order is made demanding disclosure - includes coroners courts) and where there is good cause to believe that not to disclose would cause danger of serious harm to the client or others.
Most standards of confidentiality applied in professional contexts are based on Common Law policy where the duty to keep confidence is measured against the concept "greater good". ‘Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults’ guidelines will always be adhered to.
The sharing of anonymous case histories with supervisors and peer support groups is not a breach of professional confidentiality. The sharing of open case histories with supervisors and any referring NHS medical practitioner is also not a breach.
Any written records kept by the practitioner will be destroyed after 60 days of the final session.
Please note, While Skype providers do their best to ensure secure and private communication, no guarantee by the providers is made of 100% security.