Terms and conditions

Professional Practice

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. As such, I must comply with the Codes of Practice set out by these organisations.

Confidentiality

All information will be treated as confidential, including the content of any meetings and communications with you or others. Any written notes will be kept securely.

After an initial assessment, I will notify your child’s GP of my involvement and will liaise as appropriate.

However, in certain circumstances, there can be exceptions to confidentiality that you must note.

  • My work is subject to professional supervision and as part of that I will discuss the content of sessions with colleagues. These sessions are covered under a professional agreement and care is taken to anonymise any identifying details.
  • Where maintaining confidentiality or withholding information may result in harm to yourself, your child or others. I am bound by professional codes of conduct to act in these instances.
  • Where required to provide information by social services or other legal process.

Duration and termination

The initial assessment will outline the number of sessions that may be required. We will review progress and agree subsequent sessions accordingly. I will commit to fulfilling the agreed number of sessions. You are free to finish seeing me at any time but in this event I would appreciate notice of your intention to stop so that we can bring the sessions to an orderly conclusion.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, then please give me as much notice as possible so that I can reallocate that slot to another person. In the event that I need to cancel or reschedule, I too will give as much notice as I am able. I will only cancel at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness).

The Summertown Clinic has a policy of charging a fee of £25 for a missed appointment or cancellation within less than 24 hours. In the event of further sessions being missed or cancelled at short notice then the full session fee will be payable since I will not be able to reallocate that appointment to anyone else.