Client Terms And Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to the provision of professional services by Tree Hypnosis. By making an appointment, you agree to the following terms and conditions. If you cannot or do not wish to agree to these terms, you should not make an appointment or continue with your therapy.
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
You may be offered a free 20 minute online initial consultation. No therapy will be provided during the consultation.
The purpose of this initial consultation is to understand the compatibility of my offer with your needs.. During these calls, estimates of the number of sessions required to deal with your presenting issue are given on the basis of the information presented at that time. Estimates are only rough guidelines and are subject to change.
BOOKING & PAYMENT
In-person and online sessions: A non-refundable deposit of €/$ 199 US is due when booking your first in-person session. The remaining amount must be paid at least 48 hours before the first session. If cancelled within 48 hours before the session appointment, no refund will be made. If payment is not received 24 hours before your session, the session will be cancelled and may be offered to someone else. It is your responsibility to pay the session fee for each scheduled session to confirm the booking of the appointment.
CANCELLATION, RESCHEDULING & REFUNDS
Cancellation & rescheduling
If you need to cancel or re-schedule a session, please provide as much notice as possible. Notification must be made via email at least 48 hours prior to a session.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 48 hours of online sessions.
Session fees are for my time and professional expertise and are not a guarantee of a successful outcome. Therefore, no refunds will be given for any sessions where you have attended and paid for the session.
Where a discount package or therapy program has been booked and paid for in advance, if you choose to discontinue your therapy process before attending all the sessions, a pro rata refund will be issued after deduction of the full standard session fee for any sessions you have attended.
All professional fees will be disclosed to you prior to booking. My professional fees are subject to review and may increase from time to time. You will always receive confirmation of the professional fees before booking.
Payment can be made online via credit/debit card or PAYPAL™. Payment for personal offline sessions can also be made via credit/debit card at the end of the session. Cash and cheques are not accepted without prior agreement.
CONTACT BETWEEN SESSIONS
Any contact between sessions will be by telephone, email or letter during office hours only Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6pm BRT. Any messages received outside of these hours will be dealt with during office hours only.
MEDICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
I may ask questions about your medical history to establish any contra-indications to treatment. This will also help to assess whether your health is affecting (or being affected by) the therapeutic goals you wish to achieve. Please update me of any medical changes during your course of therapy, or if you are returning to therapy after a period of absence.
If you are receiving care or treatment from any medical, healthcare or therapy practitioner, e.g. GP, Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Counsellor, you may be asked to seek their permission before any therapy sessions can commence.
Please note that I will be unable to offer my professional services if you suffer from epilepsy or any form of psychosis.
ATTENDING YOUR SESSIONS
Please ensure that you are available at your session start time. If you are running late, please let me know as soon as possible via email. I will do my best to make a full session available, however, as the ability to do this will depend on bookings after your session, this cannot be guaranteed.
Hypnotherapy recordings should not be listened to whilst driving, operating machinery or undertaking any other activity where concentration is required. Any recording provided is for your personal use only and must not be shared, lent, copied or sold under any circumstances.
OUTCOME OF SESSIONS
The agreement to work on the issues presented by you in no way implies or guarantees the resolution of your presenting issue(s). No outcome can or will be guaranteed. However, I will always endeavour to use my best efforts and skills to work towards your goals and intended outcomes.
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR
During the course of any therapy sessions, I will treat you with respect and not abuse the trust you place in me. I will use best practice at all times in our mutual interest. In return, you undertake not to harm yourself, or any other person, including me, or any property belonging to either me or any other person.
You agree not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, except those medications which have been prescribed by your doctor. If you do attend any sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, or demonstrate violent or abusive behaviour, I will cancel the session and may refuse to see you for any further sessions without refunding any payment already made.
All contacts, including sessions, phone calls and e-mails, are kept confidential and may be recorded. Your consent will be sought for any recording. All recordings, conversations and notes will remain confidential except in the following circumstances:
- When you consent to break confidentiality.
- When I am compelled by a court.
- When the information is such that confidentiality cannot be maintained, for example:
- The possibility of harm to yourself or others exists.
- In cases of fraud or crime.
- When minors (under 18 years of age) are involved.
- When a referring GP or other health professional requires a report. A copy of the report will be available on request.
LIABILITY & INDEMNITY
Under no circumstances will Dennis Tree be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential, or other damages (including without limitation lost profits, lost revenues, or similar economic loss), whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising out of the advice or information provided to you during professional services provided by Dennis Tree. In addition, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Dennis Tree harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of your participation in the professional services.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS UPDATES
These terms and conditions are subject to revisions without notice. Please familiarise yourself with any amendments if you have re-started therapy with me after a long period of absence.
CONCERNS & COMPLAINTS
If you have a concern or complaint regarding your therapy, please discuss this with myself in the first instance and I will endeavour to resolve the issue.
STATEMENTS OF UNDERSTANDING
By signing the Client Agreement, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the Client Agreement. You also agree with the statements below:
I confirm that I have been advised by Dennis Tree of the scope of the therapies that she provides and give my full consent to receiving therapy sessions from Dennis Tree.
I understand that results may vary from person to person and the agreement by Dennis Tree to work on the issues or problems presented by me, using whatever therapies are appropriate to my situation, in no way implies or guarantees the resolution of any presenting problems or issues.
I understand that hypnotherapy or any other therapy or information provided by Dennis Tree either in person or via telephone, email or internet, is not a replacement or substitute for medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment. If I have any doubts or concerns about my health, I will seek advice from an appropriate qualified healthcare professional.
I declare that, if advised by Dennis Tree prior to or following any therapy sessions, to seek medical approval, I will consult with my GP, hospital consultant and/or other healthcare professional and gain the appropriate written approval for Dennis Tree prior to the next therapy session.
I have been advised that I am free to terminate any or all sessions at any time.
I understand that my level of motivation is vital in the therapy process and I agree to participate to the best of my ability at all times, including making reasonable use of therapeutic suggestions during and between sessions, as well as listening to MP3 recordings and/or carrying out other therapeutic tasks as appropriate.
I have accurately and truthfully answered any questions and provided background information during the initial consultation and /or first therapy session and will continue to do so during any subsequent therapy sessions.
By signing this form, I consent that Dennis Tree may release information to a specific individual or agency if it has been determined that a vulnerable person (child or elder) is at risk; if I, as a client, am in imminent danger to myself or others; or if a subpoena of records has been requested.
I also understand that, at any time, Dennis Tree may discuss aspects of my case with other colleagues keeping my full name and identity completely confidential always unless I have given permission otherwise.