Terms and conditions
Please read these terms and conditions which apply to the provision of hypnosis, hypnotherapy and stress management consultations in the hypnotherapy practice, during online therapy and with the use of this website. They are designed to protect your interests as a client. By making an appointment, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. If you are unable or unwilling to agree to these terms and conditions, then you should not book an appointment.
Therapy Consultations and Fees
Each consultation lasts for approximately one hour and the fee per session is £60 (excluding the smoking/vaping session).
Written treatment reports
A request for a written report of the treatment given during a course of therapy can be given on completion. There is an additional cost for this service. Please contact Brendan for further details. The report does not in any way replace a report given by a general practitioner.
Consultation fee changes
The consultation fees are subject to reviews usually on an annual basis from 1st January. Any price increases will only apply to new clients. All existing clients will remain on the same rate throughout.
The Free consultation will assess a person’s suitability for undergoing Hypnotherapy sessions. Brendan reserves the right to refuse the provision of sessions upon completion of the consultation.
Payment can either be made when a client books a session or by asking for Clinical Hypnotherapy Online to provide an invoice.
If you wish to change, postpone or cancel an appointment, 24 hours notice must be given, or the cost of the full session is payable. Please contact Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your cancellation. This minimum period of cancellation allows Brendan the opportunity to offer the cancelled session to another client.
If you wish to discontinue your course of therapy, you do not have to give a reason. There can be external circumstances that make attendance difficult, but it is helpful if you can discuss these changes so that when you wish to resume therapy, these changes can be taken into account.
Following your last appointment, your rights of confidentiality are permanent. Client records are destroyed after 6 years.
Any information collected from you as a client or potential client, including your contact details will be held in the strictest confidence. Your privacy will be respected. The details that you disclose are used solely for the purpose of providing you, the client, with the highest levels of service. No information will be passed on to any external parties without your express permission. Where express permission is given to share information with an external party, Clinical Hypnotherapy Online will only supply client-approved information that Brendan believes is in the best interests of the client.
Exceptional circumstances of confidentiality include where there is a criminal or civil court case where a court order has demanded disclosure, and where there is good cause to believe that failing to disclose information would cause danger or harm to the client or others. Child Protection Issues falls into this category.
Confidentiality and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The sharing of anonymous case histories is sometimes made to supervisors and peer-support groups as part of CPD requirements. No personal details are ever used during these meetings.
Standards of behaviour
During the course of any therapy, Brendan will treat you with respect and not abuse the trust that you put in him. In return, you agree to attend online sessions without being under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, except those prescribed by your doctor. If any conduct that contravenes these standards of behaviour are evident, Brendan reserves the right to cancel the session and any further therapy sessions.
A well-motivated client is very likely to achieve realistic goals. However, it is unethical to guarantee a cure. The control of thoughts, beliefs, emotions and behaviours always reside within the client. No patient is “made” to do anything against their will using hypnosis. Brendan guarantees to apply his training, expertise and experience to your issues with the aim of achieving agreed goals in as reasonable time as possible. Estimates of the number of sessions required to treat a condition given at the enquiry stage or during the first consultation, are given on the basis of the information presented at that time. Estimates are also made on the basis of treatment being given to previous patients with differing case histories. Hence each patient and the causes of their condition are unique. Estimates are only rough guidelines and are subject to change.
The information on this website should not be considered as medical advice. If you have any doubts or concerns about your health, you should seek advice from your GP.