New Covid-19 Session Information

Now the time has come to head back to River Practice Hypnotherapy for face to face sessions. I have put new guidelines in place as result of the covid-19 threat, following guidelines from the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) in place for everyone’s safety.

Please read on for full details.

As Online sessions are still the preferred method of therapy, face to face sessions will only be considered if the client cannot participate in online sessions for the following reasons; technological barriers, issues around confidentiality, or for any other reasons identified by the client.

Face to Face therapy cannot be conducted if you are classed as highly vulnerable and currently shielding.

If you are in the moderate risk group you are consenting to face to face therapy with the knowledge you are at increased risk compared to online sessions.

If you are using public transport to get to the clinic you are also acknowledging that you are increasing your risk of infection.


Therapist’s responsibilities

Client will be contacted 24 hours before their appointment to ensure they are well enough to attend, they will need to declare the following (to be true) via text / email

  • I have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 7 days.

  • No one in my household has experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days.

  • I have not been asked to self-isolate as part of the UK Government Test and Trace program (or UK devolved nation equivalent) within the last 14 days.

  • If I show symptoms of Covid-19 within 2 weeks of the session I will inform the therapist.

  • Treatment room; bed, chairs, pens, door handles (all touch points) will be sanitised before and after each client.

  • Hallway, doors and all touch points will be sanitised before and after each client.

  • If I (the therapist) develop any symptoms before holding a session, I will ask a client to reschedule for at least 2 weeks’ time or alternatively an online/telephone session could be arranged.

  • As part of this precaution if a COVID-19 test is taken and comes back positive you will be notified. If the result is negative, face to face sessions may be able to commence before the 2 weeks.

  • Explicit consent will need to be given to reflect that a client’s contact details may be shared with the NHS in the interests of their own safety, that of their household and in the interests of wider public health, if I (the therapist) or someone I have come into close contact with has tested positive for COVID-19.


For the Client

  • The cancellation charges will be waived in the event the client cannot attend due to Covid-19

  • Please arrive at the time of your scheduled session, the waiting area is currently not in use.

  • Clients should not be accompanied by anyone to the session.

  • Clients should be wearing a mask

  • Please sanitise your hands before entering the door (I will provide sanitiser)

  • You will be guided to the chair closest to the treatment bed.

  • The window in the therapy room will be slightly open to allow for required ventilation. Please wear warm clothing.

  • The bed has no blanket or cover on it, feel free to bring a blanket if you wish, also you may like to wear a comfy jumper.

  • A wipeable pillow can be used, this will be sanitised between clients.

  • Face coverings need to be used when in the treatment room, please bring your own or we can provide one.

  • Please bring your own refreshments.

  • Please bring your own pen (initial consultation only).

  • The toilet is not in use, clients are advised where possible to go before or after attending their session.

  • Online sessions will always be available as the preferred method of therapy. If you cannot attend the session face to face, this can be arranged for another time period that week.

  • Payment to be made via payment link where possible or bank transfer, cash should only be given as a last resort and exact money to be given.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 

07947 160233