Ts & Cs - Freedomthroughhypnosis

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In Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Ts & Cs

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Guidelines for therapy & Privacy Agreement.
You are agreeing to coming to see me, Simon Edelstein, at St Johns Lane Clinic, for the purpose of hypnotherapy.
I do not have a waiting room, so please try to arrive for your appointment on time. If you are a little early, please wait until I come and get you
. As you can appreciate, this ensures that other clients leave the building prior to your arrival which is far more comfortable for everyone.
  • Sessions are from 45 minutes to 90 minutes     long,
  • I     adhere to this time scale because otherwise other clients’ sessions can be     disrupted.
  • I will require full payment of sessions on the     day of the session, this can be made in cash, bank transfer,
  • If you wish to change your appointment date or     time, you are required to do so via telephone or text, within 24 hours of     the original planned appointment. Failure to do so will result in your     missed session being charged in full.
  • There are periods of time when I take annual     leave, but you will be informed of any changes to your schedule in     advance.​
  • I am unavailable to take calls between     appointments, but you are welcome to call and leave a message on     my answer phone, drop me an email or a text if you need change     or cancel appointments and I will get back to you promptly.
  • Your sessions with me will be confidential as     per the Data Protection Act guidelines, as outlined     on ico.org.uk. However, as a Member of the General Hypnotherapy     Register, I am required to have regular supervision and I may need to     discuss our work with my supervisor. This is rare, but if this     is the case, I will not disclose your name or anything that would enable     you to be identified, to the supervisor.  
  • I will not confer with your doctor or any     other person of a professional standing without your knowledge and     written permission. When agreement is made between you and myself     regarding the consensual sharing of information, it will only     ever be non-specific information shared, such as name/address/birthdate     or a treatment plan outline.
  • However, if there is convincing evidence that     you intend to harm yourself or others, I will need to break confidentiality     by informing your doctor, or someone in authority, but again this would     only take place with your prior knowledge.
  • I will keep brief notes after a session, which     will be securely stored, in a locked cabinet. Nobody else will have access     to those notes.  
  • I have password protection and encryption on     all devices that use electronic data, such as computer/phone/tablet. No     one has access to those devices but me, so if we converse via any of those     methods in the way of email or text, you can be assured of     confidentiality.
  • I only keep your details for as long as is     necessary. Your client file, which contains brief notes about the work we     do together, is held for a period of time (5 years) as set out by my     insurer & as per GDPR regulations.
  • On rare occasions, it may be that our initial     work together may highlight the need for me to recommend you for referral     to another hypnotherapist or counselling/psychotherapist or health care     practitioner for some form of specialist therapy or medical care. In     this instance your options will be explained to you fully.
  • You are welcome to request a copy of your     patient file, or can request that I delete your information, but you     are required to do this in writing either via email or post.
  • Above all, these guidelines are there for the     benefit of all my clients. It helps to contain the sessions and ensures     that you get the absolute best out of your sessions with me!
Privacy Notice:
Protecting your privacy is particularly important to Simon Edelstein St Johns Lane Clinic. Your confidentiality is paramount. All the notes taken during sessions are locked away and are not accessible to anyone but Myself, Simon.
When browsing the website, you may do so anonymously without providing any personal information. However, there are cases where Simon will ask you for personal data.
Freedomthroughhypnosis does not rent, sell, or otherwise distribute your personal information disclosed. We use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information.
Freedomthroughhypnosis/Simon Edelstein will have no liability for disclosure of any information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorised acts of third parties.
Never listen to hypnosis audios whilst driving or operating machinery and always choose a safe and secure environment. The audio products have been developed to assist you but can give no guarantee; you are the only one who can provide a guarantee of your own success.

Disclaimer:

As a professional, qualified, and accredited practitioner of hypnosis Simon Edelstein takes his responsibility to his clients very seriously and works towards helping clients in the best way he can. However, the advice on this website is for information purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat, or substitute advice or treatment from a Medical professional, a GP or Consultant. Simon is a complimentary therapist, meaning that he works alongside the work of GP's and medically trained individuals, not in replacement of.

Freedomthroughhypnosis/Simon Edelstein Clinic does not guarantee the effectiveness of treatment in any individual cases. As with everything in life there really can be no guarantees that any courses of action will solve your issues.  Results may vary. This is because Simon is not in control of the client and it is important to understand that hypnotherapy services are not a 'magic pill'.
Occasionally Simon may require clients to consult with their GP before gaining consenting to undertake hypnotherapy. Although hypnosis can help alleviate symptoms, it is incredibly important that you first consult with your GP as we do not want to ‘mask’ symptoms that could be signalling the need for urgent medical attention.

Any therapy requires the client be committed to change and be prepared to make the effort to make that change a reality in their own lives. If Simon recommends listening to CD's or recordings between sessions, then, for the treatment to be most effective, the client should follow this advice.

Hypnotherapy is not recommended for anybody experiencing certain mental disorders or psychiatric conditions. Therefore, Simon Edelstein upholds the right to refuse to take a client into hypnosis if he feels it will be detrimental to their overall well-being. In rare situations like these, Simon will recommend the client go to their GP for help and advice instead.

Simon can provide estimations regarding the session amount needed for various conditions or issues, but these act only as guidelines. Together Simon & his client will jointly review progress from time to time.
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