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Terms and Conditions

The following represent the terms of engagement for the client requesting the services of the psychologist. These terms of engagement apply from when the client first opts in with the psychologist until the termination of the psychologist services by either party.

  1. Fees

1.1  All fees are due within 7 working days following each session and can be made by cash, cheque or electronic bank transfer, including PayPal.

1.2  The session rate is £75 per hour if at Aberdeen OP regular place of business for consultation.

  1. Confidentiality

2.1 The psychologist upholds the current British Psychological Society practice guidelines on confidentiality.

2.2 All discussions with the psychologist and any written material produced by the client or psychologist is treated as confidential.

2.3 Any written reports or discussions with others will be discussed and agreed with the client.

2.4 An exception to this is where the psychologist is concerned that the client is at risk of harm to themselves or others or is at risk of being harmed by another individual. The psychologist will have to break confidentiality in these incidents and where possible will discuss this first with the client, but there are situations where this may not be possible.

2.5 As part of ensuring the psychologist provides the best possible evidence based service to the child, he has supervision. During supervision the psychologist may discuss the client but will ensure anonymity by not naming the client or others involved in the case, except if 2.4 above applies. In addition the practitioner who provides supervision also upholds current practice guidelines regarding confidentiality and will not disclose any information out with the supervision session.

  1. Hours and Availability

3.1 During the period of agreement the Psychologist shall, unless prevented by ill health, devote to the provision of the professional services such part of the Psychologist’s working time attention and abilities as are reasonably necessary for proper fulfillment of such services.

3.2 The psychologist will aim to return calls/emails within two working days, except when on annual leave or during ill health.

3.3 The psychologist is unable to provide a crisis service to clients. If you require urgent help, please contact your GP or emergency services.

  1. Cancellation

4.1 The psychologist will aim to give a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to cancelling an appointment.

4.2 The psychologist will cancel an appointment via telephone and also email where applicable.

4.3 Sessions cancelled by the psychologist do not require payment.

4.4 The psychologist requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the client cancelling an appointment.

4.5 The client can cancel an appointment via email or telephone.

4.6 Sessions cancelled, by the client, without 24 hours notice will result in 50% of the full fee having to be paid prior to the next appointment.

  1. Intellectual Property

5.1 Any and all intellectual property rights that may arise by virtue of provision of psychological services during the period of this agreement shall belong exclusively to the Psychologist.

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