I will provide the service in accordance with these terms and conditions. I may update the terms or change the service to comply with applicable laws or reasonable health and safety requirements. I will of course update you of any changes. Prior to the first consultation you will receive a registration form via email. Please complete and return the form in advance of the first appointment. Without this form we won’t be able to complete the initial consultation or proceed with therapy. Individual sessions are 50 minutes long.
If either party wishes to end therapy, a 2 week notice would be required. Payment for the session is paid 48 hours prior to your session. Payments are to be made via bank transfer. In cases where bank transfer is not possible and only on exceptional circumstances, you may pay fees with cash or with a cheque on the day of the appointment. If unable to attend a session then please give 48 hours cancellation notice. If due to circumstances beyond my reasonable control I cancel a session, I will fully refund the fee for that consultation.
Confidentiality & Supervision
We will provide the highest level of confidentiality possible according to the law and the Codes of Ethics of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). However some situations could result in disclosure and these are as it follows:
~ If a client is considered to be a serious risk to self or to other people, the GP and/or other appropriate agencies will need to be informed.
~ Any illegal activities and acts of terrorism, where not to disclose would break the law.
~Any child protection issues where a young person could be at risk of harm or neglect will be reported to the appropriate authorities as required by The Children Act 1989.
I and/or my colleagues will take steps to make sure that your privacy is protected in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection Act. I require your personal information to understand your needs, and to provide you with an efficient and safe service. I may use statistical details and information for record keeping and to improve the service.In order to support my professional practice I am committed to attend continuous professional development and clinical supervision, as required by the HCPC. During these activities we may be required to use some information and/or images made during therapy. However, in all instances, cases are discussed using a pseudonym and as no identifying details are used, your privacy would therefore always be maintained. If my colleagues and I were to use the case for research purposes we will always seek the client’s consent. We will keep in safe storage all images made by the client during the sessions. The client has the freedom to dispose of their images at any point during therapy. At the end of therapy we will discuss what to do with the images made. All images left will be safely destroyed after discharge. I will make brief case notes at the end of all art psychotherapy sessions in order to reflect about cases and to monitor my work. Notes are kept in a locked, secure location and are destroyed after discharge. The above terms and conditions need to be signed and agreed prior the start of the intervention.
Lastly, my practice is fully insured and professionally supervised in accordance with HCPC guidelines, and I abide by the HCPC code of ethics.
Workshop and Training
If you wish to enquire about receiving information and details on the subject of narcissism and narcissistic abuse training please do contact us.