Sessions Structure:
  • All therapy sessions are scheduled by appointment and are currently conducted online only
  • The initial consultation is 90 minutes in duration with each session thereafter being between 30 - 60 minutes in duration
  • While you  may need up to 10 sessions to achieve your solution goals, we ask that you commit to a minimum of at least 3 sessions before realistically evaluating the effectiveness of therapy
  • Additional sessions can be renewed as required
  • Sessions will be every week, typically on the same day and time
  • It is expected that the session will begin at the agreed time. 
  • Any session that begins after this time due to late client arrival for whatever reason cannot be extended beyond the agreed finish time. 
  • If you do not arrive or call within 15 minutes of the agreed appointment, this will be considered a cancellation and the therapist will not be available for the remainder of the session.
  • Each session must be paid for on the day of the appointment via Paypal or Bank Transfer - See the Fees page for more information on payment options 
Cancellation Policy:
  • If you have a scheduled appointment and you wish to cancel, please note the following cancellation fees apply:
  • After 3pm the day before the service or a ‘no show’ on the day) 50%
  • Prior to 3pm the day before the scheduled service - No fee charged
  • Please Note: If the therapist has to cancel a session, the session will be rescheduled at no additional charge to the client. 

Risks and Expectations:

  • Therapy begins when one opens up about themselves and their life experiences. In order to bring out one's self-awareness, sharing that experience with the therapist is necessary. 
  • The therapist then helps reflect back to the client the information and helps to address the issues and concerns. 
  • While the therapeutic modalities such as Hypnotherapy, Counselling and  NLP are future-focused or solution-focused,  client's must also be aware that while undergoing therapy, old wounds, painful emotions, or traumatic experiences may be opened up again and may cause distress or discomfort. This may be a  part of the working progress of one's therapy.
  • The role of the therapist is to help the client navigate the therapeutic process without judgement or specific direction. However, a therapist may on occasions give information or offer suggestions.
  • During therapy goals are agreed on between the client and the therapist. The client agrees to work towards the agreed goals.
Confidentiality:
  • The Essence of You - Holistic Therapy and Coaching provides confidential and professional support to all clients who engage with our services.
Privacy and Code of Conduct:
  • Personal information gathered from you will be used for the primary purposes, as set out in our Privacy Policy. Your personal information will never be shared with a third party without your prior written permission. 
  • Please view the Code of Conduct page to see the professional codes and ethics t hat therapists are bound by 

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