Terms & Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions which apply to the provision of hypnosis, hypnotherapy and stress management consultations. They are designed to protect your interests as a client. By making an appointment, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. If you are unable or unwilling to agree to these terms and conditions, then you should not book an appointment.
Therapy Consultations and Fees
Each consultation lasts for approximately one hour (although this is a guide and you actually book a "session" rather than a stipulated time slot) and the fee per session is £65. The following therapy courses are sold as a package and must be paid in full prior to the first session. Weight Reduction 8 session (16 week) programme with daily text support costs £399. Stop Smoking Now course - 1 session (2 hours) £99 or 4 session course with daily text support costs £250. A package is also available to purchase for anyone with more than one issue. This costs £199 for four sessions and must be used within 12 months of purchase date. A free, brief initial consultation lasting approximately 20 minutes can be given for those who wish to meet or have a telephone conversation.
The consultation fees are subject to reviews usually on an annual basis from 1st January. Notice will always be given of any price increases when you are in a course of therapy.
A medical questionnaire is conducted at the start of the 1st consultation to establish any contra-indications to treatment. It is also used to assess whether your health is affecting (or being affected by) the therapeutic goals you wish to achieve. Please update David of any medical changes during your course of therapy, or if you are returning to therapy after a period of absence.
A deposit (£30) for the first consultation is required after any initial enquiries for one session bookings and a provisional appointment has been given. A deposit can be made via the “Fees” or “Contact” page using the PayPal Invoicing link on the website or by telephone. The appointment will then be confirmed. The balance for the cost of the consultation is required at the end of the session in cash or by our paypal machine.
If you wish to change, postpone or cancel an appointment, 24 hours notice must be given, or the cost of the full session is payable. Please contact 07784 678205 to make your cancellation. This minimum period of cancellation allows David the opportunity to offer the cancelled session to another client. If you wish to discontinue your course of therapy, you do not have to give a reason. There can be external circumstances that make attendance difficult, but it is helpful if you can discuss these changes so that when you wish to resume therapy, these changes can be taken into account. Following your last appointment, your rights of confidentiality are permanent. Client records are destroyed after 10 years.
If you are running late or anticipate running late for your appointment, please leave a message (calls are not answered whilst working with a client) or send a text to the mobile phone (07784678205). David will pick up this message when next available. Whilst David will aim to accommodate “lost time”, please understand that the booking schedule may not always make this possible. The session may have to finish at the original finishing time.
Any information collected from you as a client or potential client, including your contact details will be held in the strictest confidence. Your privacy will be respected. The details that you disclose are used solely for the purpose of providing you, the client, with the highest levels of service. No information will be passed on to any external parties.
If it is necessary for David to contact you he will use your preferred method e.g. mobile phone. If he needs to contact you at home or at work to change an appointment, he will leave his name, number and state that the nature of his call is personal. If there is an emergency and David needs to cancel the appointment at short notice, he will state this in his message. During your treatment period, please ensure that he has your up-to-date contact details. Please discuss these terms with David if these arrangements are unsuitable.
Exceptional circumstances of confidentiality include where there is a criminal or civil court case where a court order has demanded disclosure, and where there is good cause to believe that failing to disclose information would cause danger or harm to the client or others. Child Protection Issues falls into this category.
Confidentiality and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The sharing of anonymous case histories is sometimes made to supervisors and peer-support groups as part of CPD requirements. No personal details are ever used during these meetings.
Audio recordings of consultations are sometimes used as part of the supervision process between me and my supervisor. The recordings are only ever used for reference in David Sear's presence. The first name may be referred to during that meeting but all recordings are destroyed after the supervision meeting is completed. As a client you may be asked if you wish to be involved in that process in your next consultation, but you are not obliged to agree. If you have agreed and then decide to withdraw your consent, your decision will be respected. Your therapy will not be affected.
Standards of behaviour
During the course of any therapy, David will treat you with respect and not abuse the trust that you put in him. In return, you will undertake to not harm yourself. You will respect any person at the therapy studio, including him and his property. You agree to come to the sessions not under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, except those prescribed by your doctor. If any conduct that contravenes these standards of behaviour, he reserves the right to cancel the session and any further therapy sessions.
A well-motivated client is very likely to achieve realistic goals. However, it is unethical to guarantee a cure. The control of thoughts, beliefs, emotions and behaviours always reside within the client. No patient is “made” to do anything against their will using hypnosis. David Sear guarantees to apply his training, expertise and experience to your issues with the aim of achieving agreed goals in as reasonable time as possible. Estimates of the number of sessions required to treat a condition given at the enquiry stage or during the first consultation, are given on the basis of the information presented at that time. Estimates are also made on the basis of treatment being given to previous patients with differing case histories. Hence each patient and the causes of their condition are unique. Estimates are only rough guidelines and are subject to change.
The website is provided for information only and is not intended to replace a consultation with your GP or other health care professional. The information on the website should not be considered as medical advice. If you have any doubts or concerns about your health, you should seek advice from a medical doctor.
All material made available in this site, including material in websites that are linked directly or indirectly, are provided “AS IS”, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement. No guarantee can be given that the material will be error free, nor free of viruses, defamatory, offensive or other harmful matter. You are responsible for cost of any necessary service, repair or correction. This site may also include pages or publications with technical inaccuracies or typographical errors that will be corrected as they are discovered by David Sear at his discretion. David Sear reserves the right to add, delete or modify any information included in this site at any time. Material included in this site does not constitute a contract or part of a contract other than that involved in the booking of a consultation. Prices may be altered at any time without notice.
Under no circumstances will David Sear be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential, or other damages (including without limitation lost profits, lost revenues, or similar economic loss), whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising out of the use or inability to use the materials available in this site or any linked site, even if he is advised of the possibility thereof, nor for any claim by a third party. Any material printed from this site is covered by these terms and conditions.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold me harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of your use of my website or use of the information included herein.
David Sear's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of visitors to his website. This policy statement tells you how he collects information from you and how he uses it. It will assist you in making informed decisions when using this site.
The data that is collected
David Sear does request personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, etc which you can choose to provide when you request further information from this website. He needs to collect this information to help him personalise and deliver relevant product/service information that you have requested. You are under no obligation to provide any personal data if you so wish.
David Sear also uses personal information for purposes of administering and expanding his business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to his customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, he may also use the information he collects to notify you about important changes to his website, new services and special offers that he thinks you will find valuable. No data is ever passed onto any external parties.
David Sear will never publish, give, sell or rent your information to anyone. However, he reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases when he has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to, or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) his rights or his property, other users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. David Sear also reserve the right to disclose user information when he believes, in good faith, that the law requires it.
Protecting the security of all personally-identifiable information associated with prospective clients or clients is of the utmost importance to David Sear. Once he receives your transmission of any data, he will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on his system. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while he takes all reasonable steps to ensure the security of users’ personal information and maintain their privacy, he cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to him online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of such personal information.
David Sear does not knowingly collect information from children. If you are under 18, please do not provide any personal information to him. Ask your parents or legal guardian to visit this website and enquire on your behalf.