Do you want to get the most out of your therapy?

Please take some time to read these terms and conditions. Booking and attending a treatment will be taken as proof that you have read, understood and agree with them. Thank you. *

Hypnotherapy is an enjoyable experience that needs commitment and motivation to get the best results. You agree to engage with the whole process during the session (and afterwards, by listening to the MP3 download each night, but not whilst driving or operating heavy machinery!).

Respect: Good therapy demands mutual respect of personal space, privacy and confidentiality.

Lateness: If you are late, I may not always be able to give you the full session time. If you are running late, please leave a message, or send a text to me.

Alcohol: Don’t be offended, if you turn up under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs and I refuse to treat you. Hypnotherapy simply won’t work and you’d not get the results you need.

Cancellations: Where possible please give 24 hours’ notice of any cancellations. If I have to cancel your session I will give as much notice as possible and an opportunity to reschedule.

Contact outside of sessions is usually for rescheduling or cancelling only. If you do need to contact me for any other reason please email only.

Contacting You: If I need to contact you, I will use your preferred method of contact (from your initial consultation). Let me know If your contact details change to avoid confusion over session dates and times.

I reserve the right to end the session/ refuse any future sessions if these terms and conditions aren’t met.

Confidentiality please see my Privacy Policy – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Any information that is collected from you as a potential client or client, including contact details is held in strictest confidence and will not be shared without your permission except: If your GP has to be contacted, in the unlikely event that you at risk of harming yourself or others or for Supervision case studies( as any identifying details are removed).

Sessions and Fees Each standard hypnotherapy session and Initial Consultation lasts approximately 50 to 60 minutes Fees are: Initial Consultation £30, Face to Face or Skype /Zoom session £55. 

Payment: I accept card payment or automatic bank transfer.

How long does therapy last. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to give an exact number most people on average find 6-8 sessions helpful. Some people 2 or 3!


Online: I am responsible for the online security for River Practice Hypnotherapy only. You as the client have the responsibility to ensure your software/ hardware and connection is secure.


*I reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.

Covid 19 – additional terms and conditions for face to face sessions

I’m really pleased to be able to offer face to face sessions from 7st Sept. (Subject to further Government Lockdowns)

I have put in place the following guidelines from the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) .  Where possible online sessions are still the preferred method of therapy to lower risk and threat of Covid-19.
At all times, I will observe strict hygiene practices for my clients, myself and others to prevent us or others becoming infected. The Government have allowed the ‘1m plus rule’, which means that people can be apart by 1m distance provided I use a visor.  However, please note that keeping at least 2 metres distance from others is still preferred and lowers risk. The use of face coverings is advised in small spaces where maintaining social distance is difficult.

I am fully insured and have carried out a full risk assessment of my working environment.  Social distancing measures and hygiene/infection control measures are in place.  I will have received clients consent before each session.  You the client are asked to understand, adhere and consent to the following:


  • You acknowledge that in spending more than 15 minutes with me in a face-to-face session that this would be deemed as a ‘contact’ in respect of the UK Government’s Test & Trace system and agree to be contacted as such.

  • Any client using public transport or getting a lift with someone outside of your household to get to their appointment are acknowledging that they are increasing their potential risk of transmission of COVID-19.

  • 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

  • You must declare if you are a client in the vulnerable/high risk /shielding group or live in a household with an individual that’s high risk etc. If this is the case then I’m sorry but no face-to-face interaction can take place and all sessions must be held remotely for your safety.


24 hours before the session/symptom declaration

Clients being seen face to face are required to make the following declaration 24 hours before each session takes place.  This must be made in writing online by email or via text.  (Verbal declaration is not sufficient):

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

  • That no one in their household has experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days.

  • That they have not been asked to self-isolate as part of the UK Government Test and Trace program within the last 14 days.

  • Clients are required to notify me 24 hours before their session to confirm they or anyone they live with has symptoms.


On the day of your appointment

  • Clients will be asked to confirm they have no COVID-19 symptoms and reminded that this is needed prior to the next session. If you develop any symptoms on the day of your session it will be rescheduled for at least 2 weeks’ time. Clients must self-isolate at home and then should request a COVID-19 test.

  • Please bring your own water with you if you feel it is necessary.


Therapist measures in place

  • I will be leaving significant gaps between scheduled appointments. This will allow me ample time to clean and disinfect workspaces and touchpoints in between clients.

  • Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you are early please wait in your car until I call or text you when it is safe for you to leave your car and enter the building.

  • If you are being dropped off /picked up please ensure those individuals remain in their own vehicle or outside the premises in the open air, whilst observing social distancing.

  • At this time I am unable to offer accompanied appointments due to social distancing restrictions.

  • Sanitiser use – you will be asked to use hand sanitiser on arrival to the building and on leaving your session.

  • Couch roll – this will be used on the chair and couch and will be replaced after each session.

  • Windows will be closed during the session for your privacy (or opened on your request). The therapy room will be ventilated in between sessions.

  • Payment ideally will be made by Bank transfer although card payments can be made on the day. Cash to be used as a last option and correct money to be given as no change can be given.

  • Should I develop any COVID-19 symptoms I will inform you immediately and reschedule appointments for at least 2 weeks time or an online session can offered if practical.

  • 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.

Clients are required to give consent in writing that their contact data may be passed on to public health authorities if they should test positive for COVID-19. Contact details may be shared with the NHS in the interests of everybody’s safety and in the interests of wider public health.  Law in the UK permits this kind of data sharing with public health organisations in such emergencies.

I ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

(your full name) agree to these terms in full on todays date  ……………………………………………………………………………….



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