Terms & Conditions
The service is subject to English law with the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
Payment for sessions is required in advance, at time of booking.
All sessions last for approximately 50 minutes and take place individually.
For effective therapy, clients are required to attend regular weekly sessions.
7 Swans Therapy does not provide a crisis service.
7 Swans Therapy is unable to provide legal documentation or any reporting following nor during therapy.
Your counsellor reserves the right to discontinue therapy at their clinical discretion.
7 Swans Therapy offers private and confidential counselling support. For online sessions you will need access to a reliable internet connection, laptop or desktop and a confidential space where you won't be overheard.
Information provided is not shared or discussed with anyone outside of the company, other than in clinical supervision.
In instances where someone, particularly a child, is considered at risk of harm from themselves or others, this confidentially guideline would be lifted and a disclosure may be necessary.
Clients attending teletherapy agree to arrange sessions in confidential settings, where they will not be overheard or interrupted.
In light of all our attempts to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 and other viruses, sessions are available online via video link at a slightly cheaper rate.
As some clients are vulnerable, for face-to-face appointments, if you or any member of your household shows signs or has symptoms of Covid 19 or Norovirus, it is imperative that you do not attend an appointment. If you give prior notice you will not be charged for the missed session, your session would be rescheduled to a more suitable date.
It is important that clients are resilient enough to engage in relationship counselling. As relationship counselling can be challenging, it is important that clients are in good mental health to engage in the process.
It may be appropriate to offer a referral to a mental health professional in instances where assessments bring up concerns about a client’s wellbeing.
Where clients are affected by or responsible for behaviours that are considered violent or abusive, it would not always be considered safe to engage in relationship therapy.
Your counsellor has the right to cease counselling, particularly if the conduct of a client or client material is considered inappropriate.
Initial sessions are an opportunity for assessment, to explore suitability for future sessions.
Any information provided will be stored confidentially and securely.
It will not be possible to engage in therapy unless clients are able to attend regular sessions in suitable confidential settings for therapy.
Your counsellor reserves the right to refuse relationship counselling, or bring sessions to a close, if it is felt that what is needed sits outside the limits of their competency or would be unbeneficial or not constructive.
Being on time for an appointment is important as very often there will be no room for additional time given the arrangements with other clients.
Payment for sessions is required in advance, at time of booking. Appointment arrangements are only confirmed once payment has been received. 7 Swans Therapy is a business name, Isobel Cheshire is your counsellor who works as a sole trader. You will not be charged VAT.
There is a cancellation requirement of 48 hours. Sessions can be moved without charge but payment will not be reimbursed if a notice of cancellation is not received prior to an appointment.
Please switch off all mobile phones or turn them to silence during sessions, to avoid disturbance and distraction.
It is not permitted to record sessions without prior permission. Any attempt to do so will result in therapy ending.
Re-distribution or publication of session material is strictly prohibited without prior consent.
Contact and Information
Communications and administration relating to all services will be provided via the email address submitted. It is the responsibility of the client to regularly check for communications providing updates or changes relating to the service.
Out of Hours Contact
Boundaries are in place to avoid sessional work outside the allotted time. For immediate help and support call 111 and ask for Crisis Support or contact The Samaritans on 116 123.