1 to 1 Sessions

How many sessions will I need?

I believe that each client is unique and requires an individual therapy programme to suit his or her needs. On average, I see people between three to four times, usually once a week. Hypnotherapy is an effective therapy but it also depends on your own motivation and determination to change. I want to help you in the minimum number of sessions possible. We will review your progress so that at any time you can make a valued judgement about how your therapy is progressing.

How Much Does It Cost?

My approach is modern and effective and my aim is to get you the best results in the shortest time.

Individual sessions cost £70 and last approximately one hour.

Note: First session – please allow up to an hour and a half (includes a free initial consultation and hypnosis relaxation session).

Six Session Motivational Weight Loss Programme

£70 per session or £395 for the full programme (if paid for in advance).

During my ‘SIX SESSION MOTIVATIONAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMME’, we will specifically enhance your ability to reduce weight, maintain weight loss and prevent future weight gain.

You’ll identify your:

  1. Goal weight
  2. Dream weight
  3. Happy weight
  4. Acceptable weight
  5. Disappointed weight

and, using hypnosis, together we take a fresh approach that enables and empowers you to gain control and break the cycle of your self-destructive patterns once and for all by developing new behaviours that enable you to achieve and, most importantly, naturally maintain your goal weight.

Stop Smoking

A study has shown that hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, and up to five time more effective than sheer willpower alone.

So, whilst hypnosis is proven to be effective, the question is, are you ready to quit? If you can answer YES to the following question, call NOW to book your SINGLE STOP SMOKING session:

– YES, I am fully committed and can’t wait to be a non-smoker

A SINGLE STOP SMOKING Session costs £120 and lasts approximately two hours.

What Is The First Step?

I’d love to know you’re interested.  It’s easy to reach me via telephone 01730 302377, text 07867 506639 or email jenny@jwhypnotherapy.co.uk

I will ask you about the change you would like to make and then I’ll recommend the next step to take.

I am not about finger clicking, swinging watches or telling you to sleeeeep…… You are relaxed but remain in control throughout. My approach is modern and effective and my aim is to get you the best results in the shortest time.

Cancellation Policy

All fees are payable during the session. When booking the Hypnotherapy package, the full amount is payable during the first session. If you are unable to attend a session, please let me know as soon as possible. Please note the full fee may be liable unless a minimum of twenty four hours notice is given to cancel or rearrange appointments.

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics and Practice

Adapted with permission from the UKCP document ©2009

Introduction

The purpose of the Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct is to define generic ethical principles which National College/National Society students/members commit to and maintain.

For clarity and ease of expression, the third person plural pronoun is used as non-gendered pronoun for “practitioner”: so they is used for “she/he” and “their” for “her/his”. This Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct cannot cover every potential ethical, conduct or competence related concern. All must therefore depend on their own thoughtful evaluation of specific principles and the spirit expressed in these statements. The practitioner commits to engage with the challenge of striving for ethical practice and conduct, even when doing so involves making difficult decisions or acting courageously.

General Ethical Principles

  1. Best interests of clients

1.1       The practitioner takes responsibility for respecting their client’s best interests when providing their services.

1.2       The practitioner undertakes to treat their clients with respect.

1.3       The practitioner undertakes not to abuse or exploit the relationship they have with their clients, current or past, for any purpose, including the practitioner’s sexual, emotional or financial gain.

1.4       The practitioner undertakes not to enter into a sexual relationship with a client.

1.5       Practitioners are required to carefully consider possible implications of entering into dual or multiple relationships and make every effort to avoid entering into relationships that risks confusing an existing relationship and may impact adversely on a client. For example, a dual or multiple relationships could be a social or commercial relationship between the practitioner and client, or a supervisory relationship which runs alongside the therapeutic one. When dual or multiple relationships are unavoidable, for example in small communities, practitioners take responsibility to clarify and manage boundaries and confidentiality of the therapeutic relationship.

1.6       The practitioner undertakes to take into account the length of therapy and time lapsed since therapy and pay great attention to exercise reasonable care before entering into any personal or business relationships with former clients. Should the relationship prove to be detrimental to the former client, the practitioner may be called to account to the charge of a misuse of their former position as the former client’s practitioner.

1.7       The practitioner undertakes to respect their client’s autonomy.

1.8       The practitioner undertakes not to harm or collude in the harming of their client or a client of others.

1.9       The practitioner undertakes to know and understand their legal responsibilities concerning the rights of children and vulnerable adults and to take appropriate action should the practitioner consider a child or vulnerable adult is at risk of harm.

1.10    The practitioner recognises that their behaviour outside their professional life may have an effect on the relationship with their clients and takes responsibility for working with these potential negative or positive effects to the benefit of the client.

 

  1. Diversity and Equality

2.1       The practitioner undertakes to actively consider issues of diversity and equalities as these affect all aspects of their work. The practitioner accepts no one is immune from the experience of prejudice and acknowledges the need for a continuing process of self-enquiry and professional development.

2.2       The practitioner undertakes not to allow prejudice about a client’s sex, age, colour, race, disability, sexuality, social, economic or immigration status, lifestyle, religious or cultural beliefs to adversely affect the way they relate to the client.

2.3       The practitioner undertakes not to engage in any behaviour that is abusive or detrimental to any client or colleague based on the above factors.

 

  1. Confidentiality

3.1       The practitioner commits to respect, protect and preserve the confidentiality of their clients. The practitioner undertakes to notify their clients, when appropriate or on request that there are legal and ethical limits of that confidentiality and circumstances under which the practitioner might disclose confidential information to a third party.

3.2       The practitioner commits to protect sensitive and personally identifiable information obtained from the course of their work as a practitioner.

3.3       Should the practitioner be required by law to serve in judicial or administrative proceedings, they commit to getting clarification at the outset of the potential impacts this could have on their commitment of confidentiality to any client. In such a situation the practitioner commits to maintaining this clarification as the situation proceeds and to seek legal and ethical advice as appropriate.

3.4       The practitioner commits to safeguard the welfare and anonymity of clients when any form of publication of clinical material is being considered and to always obtain their client’s verifiable consent in any case where the welfare or anonymity of a client may be compromised. This includes situations where a client or former client might recognise themselves in case material despite the changing of names or actual circumstances.

 

  1. Conduct

4.1       The practitioner acknowledges that their professional and personal conduct may have both positive and negative effects on the way they are experienced by a client. The practitioner undertakes, in a continuing process, to critically examine the impact these effects may have on the psychotherapeutic relationship with any client, placing a priority on preserving the client’s psychotherapeutic best interests.

4.2       The practitioner agrees to inform National College/National Society if they are:

  1. Charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, receive a conditional discharge for an offence, or accept a police caution;
  2. Disciplined by any professional body or membership organisation responsible for regulating or licensing a health or social-care profession; or
  3. Suspended or placed under a practice restriction by an employer or similar organisation because of concerns relating to the practice of psychotherapy, competence or health.

4.3       Subject to the rules of confidentiality and other code of ethics adhered to by the practitioner, the practitioner commits to co-operating with any lawful investigation or inquiry relating to their capacity to appropriately carry out their practice. Good practice would indicate that the practitioner should consult with a colleague/member of their Ethics Committee, or seek legal advice with request to any request for information by anyone involved in a legal case even where the client has given their consent.

4.4       If a practitioner is charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, receives a conditional discharge for an offence, or accepts a police caution National College/National Society will consider any implications this, may have for their professional practice. National College/National Society will consider and assess potential risk posed to clients or for public confidence in the register and may reject their application for registration or removal of name from its register on such grounds.

 

  1. Professional knowledge, skills and experience

5.1       The practitioner agrees to disclose their qualifications to clients and National College/National Society when requested and commits to not claiming or implying qualifications that they do not have.

5.2       The practitioners commits to ensure that the use of title such as “Doctor/Dr” and post nominal initials after a name in all published materials are accurate; indicate whether it is a medical or academic qualification; and reasonably informs the public of their relevance to the practise of psychotherapy.

5.3       The practitioner commits to recognise the boundaries and limitations of their expertise and techniques and to take the necessary steps to maintain their ability to practice competently.

5.4       If it becomes clear that a case is beyond a practitioner’s scope of practice, the practitioner commits to inform the client and where appropriate offer an alternative practitioner or other professional where requested. A specific area to consider is working with children. The National College courses  are in adult psychotherapy so to work with children requires other qualifications. All sessions with those under 18 must be conducted with an appropriate adult present, or recorded on time indexed video.

 

5.5       The practitioner commits to adhering to the National College/National Society policies on standards of education, training and practise.

 

  1. Communication

6.1       The practitioner agrees to explain at the outset to a client or prospective client their terms, fees and conditions; and on request, clarify other related questions such as likely length of therapy, methods of practice to be utilised, referral or termination processes.

 

6.2       The practitioner agrees to notify clients of any other codes of ethics & practise to which they subscribe, including the availability of the complaints procedure.

 

  1. Obtaining consent

7.1       The practitioner undertakes to explain to the client, to the extent applicable to their modality and the client’s capacity: the practitioner’s clinical method(s) of working  and the client’s choice to participate in any therapeutic interventions suggested by the practitioner including any commitments the practitioner makes to the client and any commitments the practitioner requires of the client.

7.2       The practitioner undertakes not to intentionally mislead a client concerning the type or nature of the services provided.

7.3       The practitioner commits to clarify with clients the nature, purpose and conditions of any research in which the clients are to be involved and to ensure that informed and verifiable consent is given before commencement of the therapy and research.

7.4 In the case of work with children consent must be obtained from the child’s parent or guardian.

 

  1. Records

8.1       The practitioner agrees to keep such records as are necessary to properly carry out the type of psychotherapy offered.

8.2       The practitioner commits to store and dispose any personally identifiable records or data securely in order to protect the client’s confidentiality.

 

  1. Physical or Mental Health

9.1       The practitioner accepts an ongoing responsibility to ensure that they do not work with clients if they are not able to do so for physical or mental health reasons, or when impaired by the effects of drugs, alcohol or medication.

9.2       The practitioner accepts a responsibility to take appropriate action should their ability to meet their obligations to their clients be compromised by their physical or mental health.

9.3       The practitioner commits to carefully consider how, in the event of their sudden unavailability this can be most appropriately communicated to their clients. This will also include careful consideration of how a client might be informed of a practitioner’s death or illness and, where appropriate, supported to deal with such a situation.

 

  1. Professional Integrity

10.1    The practitioner commits to report potential breaches of this Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct by themselves or by other practitioners to the relevant national member organisation or National Society.

 

  1. Advertising

11.1    The practitioner commits to ensuring that any advertising or promoting they undertake will not be misleading, false, unfair or exaggerated. The practitioner undertakes not to include testimonials from clients in any advertising material.

11.2    The practitioner commits to ensure that if they are involved in advertising or promoting any particular therapy, product or service, this is done in an accurate and responsible way.

11.3    The practitioner undertakes not to make or support unjustifiable statements relating to particular therapies or therapists.

 

  1. Indemnity Insurance

12.1    The practitioner commits to ensuring that their professional work is adequately covered by appropriate indemnity insurance or by their employer’s indemnity arrangements.

  1.       Use of Hypnosis

13.1    Hypnosis shall not be used for the purposes of entertainment nor in any other way that can be construed as demeaning for the client, nor in any way that contradicts the therapist’s duty of care, eg inappropriate contact (physical, sexual, social) with the client.

  1. Complaints

14.1    The practitioner accepts the responsibility for maintaining reasonable awareness and a level of understanding regarding complaints procedures, relevant laws and statutory responsibilities that are applicable to their practice.

14.2    The practitioner accepts a responsibility to act against colluding with practice harmful to clients including that carried out by other professionals and colleagues. This should include, where appropriate, activating procedures for addressing ethical concerns including formal complaints if necessary.

  1. CPD

UKCP registrants undertake to adhere to CPD requirements of UKCP. Other members  are required to be able to demonstrate having undertaken a minimum of 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development per annum. CPD activities can include:

  • Attendance at relevant conferences
  • Further relevant training (live, online or distance learning)
  • Participation in professional organizations
  • Research or writing on relevant topics

In exceptional circumstances other activities such as journalled reading or watching of DVDs may be considered. Such circumstances may include illness, caring for a family member, having a baby.

If in doubt as to the validity of your CPD activities please check with the office in advance and keep the email of approval.

  1. Supervision

UKCP registrants undertake to adhere to supervision requirements of UKCP. These requirements are held in separate documents.

All members are required to have supervision or peer support dependent on their level of experience:

For the first three years/200 hours in practice (whichever is the longer) practitioners are required to be in a supervisionary relationship with a qualified supervisor Part of the training to become a qualified supervisor involves a recognition of the ethical requirement to ensure that one’s supervisees have adequate supervision. On this basis National Society does not specify the amount or frequency of supervision required as if this is inadequate the supervisor is open to disciplinary processes for unethical practice.

After three years/200 hours in practice (whichever is longer) practitioners are required to either be in a supervisionary relationship (as above) or be an active member of a peer support relationship. National Society expects this relationship to provide adequate guidance and support for client work, recognizing its potential  to have a negative psychological impact on the practitioner and also recognizing the potential danger of a practitioner becoming stale or to have too narrow a focus on their work.

Supervisors/peer supporters may be required, at any time, to produce a report on the participation of the supervisee, and the supervisee’s standing as a registrant in good standing may be affected by this report.

 

Terms and Conditions

Confidentiality
Confidentiality is an essential part of all therapy. It underpins the client’s sense of safety and trust and contributes to making the therapeutic relationship different from any other. Jenny West holds all records securely and will ensure confidentiality in the treatment of any information held about its clients, in line with the Code of Ethics of the above mentioned organisation and in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

All information will be kept confidential with the exception of clinical supervision, which in itself is a confidential relationship between therapist and supervisor. It’s important that you know that the law forbids our normal confidentiality in the following circumstances: I become aware, or have good reason to suspect, that you have knowledge of:

A past or future incident that may be dangerous or harmful to a child, you or another adult, and that is not known to the relevant authorities.

Future or past criminal activity that has not been resolved in law. This means any criminal activity, of which the relevant authorities are either unaware or a case they know about which they consider not to be closed (provided you do not present information in therapy which would reasonably re-open the case). This does not include parking or traffic offences unless there is intent, by you or anyone else, to cause danger to yourself or others, or that it is deemed to be a “serious offence”. For our purposes a serious offence is something for which you could be imprisoned and for which the sentence (not necessarily imprisonment) hasn’t yet been served.

Having a notifiable disease – a list of which is on the website of the Health Protection Agency.
Also note that I reserve the right to record sessions where it is deemed appropriate

Death or incapacity of a therapist
If a therapist dies suddenly leaving potentially vulnerable clients then it is necessary to liaise with and inform outstanding clients of the therapist’s demise.

Therefore, I have arrangements in place so that an experienced therapist will have access to my contact details etc. and will make contact with outstanding clients and offer the appropriate support and advice.

It will be necessary for the nominated person to have access to the contact details of my active clients and for them to speak directly with the clients. This person would not need access to my confidential client notes.

Anti-discrimination policy

Jenny West is strongly committed to anti-discrimination. I value difference and diversity and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender and gender identity, sexual preference or orientation, marital/partnership status, religion, race, colour, national origin, disability, heritage or political belief.

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