Face to Face Hypnotherapy – Updated Guidance
National Hypnotherapy Society | Important News
• Hypnotherapists may make individual decisions to work face to face if they consider that it is not possible to work remotely with a client. Decisions should take into account:
• the health risk factors for myself and my client, especially those connected with age, pre-existing health conditions, and so on.
• my ability to create and maintain an appropriately socially distanced and hygienic space for face to face client work.
• the risks to myself and my client in travelling to and from my therapy room space.
• my ability to understand whether myself and my client should instead self-isolate, for example, if either of myself or anyone living with me has developed potential symptoms of COVID-19.
• that I continue to be aware of Government guidelines and I am up to date with them.
• that alternative ways of conducting my client sessions, or postponing their sessions, are not possible or detrimental to my client’s wellbeing and welfare.
Taking into account the above, it is my responsibility to make an informed decision regarding face to face practice at this time. The National Hypnotherapy Society recommends raising concerns with my supervisor as well as engaging with my clients as much as possible regarding this issue.
If I am seeing clients face to face, and at the moment, my chair is two meters from the client’s chaise. I have hand sanitiser in both my therapy rooms at home and my office.
Between each client, I use an anti-bacterial spray that is suitable for furniture and soft furnishings.
I do not see any clients that are considered vulnerable in my therapy room at home. Please note that you will be asked to confirm that you have no symptoms before attending our appointment.