Clydeside Hypnotherapy: Ethical Responsibilities
Clydeside Hypnotherapy holds an ethical responsibility towards every person we treat. But what does this term mean and how does it apply to you?
In therapy terms, “ethics” refers to a code of conduct based on morals — the ability to distinguish between right and wrong — that govern the professional conduct of your therapist.
So, our ethical responsibility is to ensure that our professional conduct is appropriate when working with you.
- Telling you about our fees and availability in advance.
- Explaining the therapeutic process to you.
- Answering your questions honestly.
- Not prolonging therapy unnecessarily.
- Ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible during the therapy process.
- Showing a professional regard towards other therapists and therapies (for example, not criticising them!)
- Working within our own level of competence.
- Ensuring the confidentiality of anything that you may tell us.
- On top of this, Clydeside Hypnotherapy will show you what is known as unconditional positive regard, which means not being judgmental and accepting you as you are — a complete human being with the normal human problems that affect us all. After all, your therapist is only mortal and is subject to the same pitfalls in life as the rest of us.
Clydeside Hypnotherapy’s professional ethics come from a variety of sources:
- Clydeside Hypnotherapy is a member of The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Such a membership means that we will act in a professional way during therapy.
- A professional code of conduct: As members of The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Clydeside Hypnotherapy is mandated by their rules and regulations. As a condition of membership, your therapist is required to comply with rules governing their membership, and their conduct in therapy.
- Personal ethics: Derived from our therapists’ own belief systems and moral values.
- Workplace ethics: Laid down by the powers that be, at any institution from which your therapist works.
If you want to know what your therapist’s code of ethics is, just ask. As a member of a professional body that governs professional conduct, your therapist should be able to show you the code of ethical conduct they agreed to abide by, or follow links below.