Code of Ethics

As a member of the International Hypnotherapy Association. I abide by the following code of ethics… 

1. DILIIGENT CARE

To provide treatment consistent with a diligent duty of care within my knowledge, competence and experience.

2. Public Liability

To hold Public Liability & Treatment Risk Insurance.

 

3. MEDICAL REFERALS

To recommend, where the patient’s condition is suspected to have a physical basis or cause, that the patient/client should seek medical advice first.

4. confidentiality

To maintain strict confidentiality during and after treatment.

5. RECORDING PERMISSIONS

To obtain permission from the client before the audio or video recording of any part of a session can take place.

 

 

6. CLIENT TRUST

Never to use my position of trust and confidence to exploit the client in any way whatsoever.

 

 

7. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

Should any irregularity arise with the client/therapist relationship to immediately consult with the Professional Standards Officer of the Management Committee of the Association, and where appropriate to cease treatment and/or refer the client to another therapist.

 

 

8. TIME FRAME

To complete courses of treatment in every case at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

 

9. CLIENT SAFETY

To take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the client and those accompanying them.

 

 

10. SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT

To ensure that rooms and other facilities to be used for hypnotherapy and/or associated practice are suitable for such purpose.

 

 

11. PRIVATE THERAPY

Never to use hypnosis before spectators where the intended or expected outcome is the demeaning of the hypnotised and/or other person for the amusement of others, and where hypnotherapy is demonstrated to an audience to immediately desist if aforesaid amusement begins to come about.

 

 

12. therapeutic practice

To keep any interest or activity involving stage hypnosis as totally separate from hypnotherapeutic work, such that no connection to the name of the Association or profession can be inferred, unless such activity shall constitute research specifically approved and passed by the Research and Ethics Boards of the Association.

 

 

13. therapeutic approach

To be aware that certain techniques of hypnosis may be unethical or inappropriate for certain patients, and to be judicious in the use of such techniques.

 

 

14. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

To conduct myself, at all times, in accord with my status and never to do anything that might bring hypnotherapy, the UK Hypnotherapy Register or The Hypnotherapy Association into disrepute.

 

 

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