Article 1: Relationship with Practitioner and Patients or Clients
It is a professional relationship in which the well-being of the Patient-Client is the primary concern of Practitioner. He will not make an illusory promise of healing.
Article 2: Respect for Patients – Clients and their Individual Freedoms
The practitioner must listen to, treat with the same conscience each person who asks for it, whatever his origin, his family situation, his belonging or non-belonging to a ethnic group, nation or religion, his handicaps or his state of being, health, reputation or feelings he may feel towards him. He demonstrates in all circumstances a neutrality and an absence of proselytism of his convictions and ideals, political, philosophical or religious.
Article 3: Recognition of the influence inherent in the situation
The practitioner must recognize the importance of the relationship for the effectiveness of the therapy. It must act in accordance with this recognition and not exploit Patients-Clients financially or emotionally according to its own advantage or its own needs.
Article 4: Moral Contract
Contracts with Patients-Clients, whether written or verbal, must be respected by both parties.
– Therapy: The duration of the therapy, end of the therapy, are subject of a discussion with the Patient-Client and a mutual agreement will be sought.
– Schedule: Each session lasts between 30 minutes (for children) and 1h30. During this time, the Patient-Client is asked to turn off his mobile phone and not answer any non – urgent call.
– Conduct of sessions: The Practitioner acts within the scope of his competences and releases himself from all responsibilities in case of accident or discomfort which would be due to a problem of health not disclosed by the Patient-Client. The Practitioner agrees to call the competent emergency help and the Patient-Client agrees to accept the decision of the Practitioner.
– Methods of payment: Payment is made by cash, by Paypal or by credit card. If the Client-Patient goes directly to the Practitioner ‘s clinic, he / she can pay at the end of each session. For skype consultations, payment must be made at least 24 hours before each session. The prices of the sessions are indicated at the practitioner’s clinic and on its website. They cannot be changed, discussed or refunded.
– Cancellation of session: Cancellations of sessions must be notified at least 24 hours before the session. Beyond this period, the consultation will be due to the Practitioner who waited and booked this schedule for the Client-Patient. In case of urgency and the obligation to cancel the session at the last minute, the Practitioner may decide whether or not to refund the session.
Article 5: Jurisdiction
The Practitioner accepts Patients-Clients adapted to his (her) training (s), his skills and his supervisions. If the case of the Patient-Client does not fall within the competence of the Practitioner, he will inform the Patient-Client and possibly advise and guide him to a competent Practitioner.
Article 6: Consultation for illness
In the case of consultation for illness, the Practitioner must ensure that a medical diagnosis has been made by a medical doctor, radiological documents, biological etc.
The Sophrologist Practitioner will never interrupt or make a judgment on the patient’s current medical treatment.
Article 7: Self work and continuing education
The practitioner undertakes to pursue his personal and professional development through personal therapy, regular supervision and additional training.