If you have high-risk factors for COVID or you have had any condition or treatment in the last twelve months which could compromise your immunity you must gain written consent from a medical professional before undertaking face-to-face sessions. Online sessions are fine, of course.
If you are not sure if you fall under this provision, please contact me for more information.
5 Jan 2021 - The CNHC has confirmed that the rules outlined below still apply in the new lockdown.
Hypnotherapists registered with the CNHC (of which I am one) meet the definition of “other…health services, including services relating to mental health” contained in Section 47, Part 3 of the Schedule to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 and can therefore continue to practise and offer face-to-face sessions. However, this only applies to clients who have ‘an identified mental or physical health condition or injury that is causing them pain or having an adverse impact on their mobility or their quality of life’ and I can only offer therapy that supports you with that medical condition.
In effect, this means I can see you face-to-face for anything linked to a specific health condition such as anxiety, stress, IBS, insomnia etc. But if you wish to use hypnotherapy for another reason, we should work online. See this article for how online therapy works.
There will obviously be grey areas. If you are not sure how this applies to you, I am happy to chat and offer advice, (01977 678593), or you can email me.
Therapy sessions will be, as always, on an appointment basis only.
You should not attend your appointment if you or anyone in your household or bubble:
As long as you contact me before your appointment, no penalties for late cancellation will be enforced if you are unable to attend because of any of the reasons above.
You will be asked to sign a confirmation at each appointment that you have not been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 in the last two weeks, and that you do not have symptoms or need to self-isolate.
In compliance with the advice issued by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, with whom I am registered) your temperature will also be taken on arrival by non-contact means and this will be recorded in your notes.
If I have to self-isolate (for example, if I am contacted via NHS Test and Trace) I will have to cancel face-to-face appointments but will notify you as soon as I can and re-arrange the time and date of your appointment.
Appointments will run strictly to time to allow for thorough cleaning between clients.
The waiting room will be out of use, so please arrive no more than five minutes before your appointment and wait outside the building until you are called in.
You should come on your own if possible. Anyone accompanying you will not be able to enter the building (unless you are a child or a vulnerable adult who needs a chaperone).
Please arrive wearing a face covering (mask or visor), unless you are in an exempt group.
There is a QR code for those using the NHS test and trace app.
Please use the hand gel or wash your hands on entering the building and before leaving.
I will not be able to provide you with drinks or any other item that might be shared with other clients. Feel free to bring your own. The toilet will still be available if required.
We will maintain a 2m distance wherever possible, and I have a screen placed between us during the therapy session. Please don't be offended if I don't shake hands or offer a hug.
Payment should be made before you attend, by bank transfer or Paypal and I will provide details of how to do this on request.
If you really have to pay by cash or cheque, please put the correct amount in a sealed envelope with your name on the outside. This will be isolated for 24 hours, after which I will send a receipt if one is required.
Remember online sessions are available, please see this page, or ask for details.
The client chair will be cleaned, and the chair covering will be replaced between appointments.
All surfaces will be cleaned and towels etc will be replaced for each client.
The Loft Complementary Therapies, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2DB
Phone me: 01977 67867
Please note: information on this site is for your guidance only and does not take the place of advice from a medical professional.
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