All clients as required to fill out a medical questionnaire form before undertaking hypnotherapy with us here at Practical Hypnotherapy. In the form you will be asked to disclose certain medical information.
Whilst hypnosis is very safe, if you are epileptic or undergoing psychiatric treatment, then we would ask you to first obtain a letter from your G.P to confirm that he/she is happy for you to work with us using hypnosis.
Practical Hypnotherapy reserves the right to refuse to treat a person. Rapport and trust between the therapist and client in a prerequisite in the process and in achieving success. If you or the therapist feel that this is not there then either of you should bring this to the attention of the other and not go ahead with treatment. If this is the case we will happily recommend you to another hypnotherapist in the region.
We ask that should you wish to cancel you give 48 hours notice. If this is not given we may keep the deposit as the time set aside for you may not be able to be filled. If sessions paid for in advance where clients fail to show there will be no refund given.
We offer no guarantees with hypnosis. There is no “magic bullet” and, as with most treatments and services in life we cannot offer a 100% success rate although we will work to the best of our abilities to help you achieve your goals. Hypnotherapy is a two way process. We require clients to work with us and follow our instructions carefully. We have no figures when it comes to percentages of success. To attempt to do so would be dishonest of us. Each client is different in terms of how they respond to hypnosis, how they use their imagination and how they can follow instructions. We are here to help you and will do so to the best of our abilities.
If a returning client for stop smoking (smoking cessation) treatment fails to show for their appointment, Practical Hypnotherapy reserves the right to discontinue treatment. If further treatment is agreed upon then there will be a charge. The years support, if needed will include a 2nd session. If unsuccessful the therapist will support the client with suggestions of actions to take and may schedule in a third appointment at a time once the person has had time to reflect on their true desire to stop smoking (usually 2 to 3 months). The client needs to be 100% committed to stopping. Sadly, there is only so much that can be said to a client and so if there is a third session which is unsuccessful (a very rare place to be at) then support will continue for the remainder of the year but this will more than likely comprise of email contact advising the client on alternative actions. It cannot be guaranteed that a person will stop smoking although the methods used are the best that we can offer.
Clients or perspective clients are kindly asked not to arrive without an appointment and are reminded that there is not a waiting room. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes ahead of your appointed time as client privacy needs to be respected. Poor behavior or radically bad timing may result in the termination of treatment. This includes smokers who have not successfully managed to stop after the first session.