As indicated on this website, hypnotherapy can be remarkable in helping clients overcome a wide range of issues. However, please be aware that:
Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for professional medical care. This website does not provide medical advice, diagnoses, treatments or cures and exists for information only. Hypnotherapy is not an alternative to the health care that a qualified physician provides, and hypnosis techniques are no substitute for professional medical advice. Please note that I work in tandem with the medical professionals in my clinic, but not in their place.
The client is the only one who can guarantee improvement. I bring my experience and skills to bear, but you bring your honesty, commitment and willingness to work – such as in doing between-session assignments – to make your treatment result in satisfactory improvement. I myself cannot, under any circumstances, guarantee a cure.
Clients need to be sensible about audio downloads. Don’t listen to them when driving a car or operating a machine. Be sure to get medical advice if you have epilepsy or another neurological condition or suffer from a mental illness; deep relaxation or the suggestions in the audio content may have adverse effects under these conditions.
Hypnotherapy is brief therapy – but clients will have different levels of success in different periods of time. Some issues take only one session to treat, others may take three or four, not only because of your individuality, but also because of other issues which may emerge and that you decide you want to work on. In any event, I will give you an idea of how many I think it will take after the initial consultation and evaluations.
My Terms and Conditions are shown below – by booking your appointment you acknowledge your agreement to them.
YOUR VISUAL MIND TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All that takes place within the hypnotherapy sessions is treated with respect, discretion and strict confidentiality. I will keep confidential notes, to assist with future treatment, in secure files when not in use. Your GP, family, spouse, employer or place of study etc will not know anything about your hypnotherapy sessions and neither will anything go on your medical record without your prior written consent. There are a few exceptions for legal or safety reasons including but not limited to: if you are about to cause harm to yourself, others or children. In some cases, in order to give you the best possible treatment and to further enhance the effectiveness of hypnotherapy I would ask that treatment be carried out with the knowledge of your General Practitioner or other health care professional. However this can only happen with your prior written consent.
Payment is by cash or cheque on the day or direct bank transfer in advance.
Therapeutic appointments last approximately 60 minutes unless stated otherwise.
If you opt for a package of appointments, the sessions may vary in length.
The first session is approximately 90 minutes.
Contact and support between sessions is included in the price.
Time between appointments may vary, however, package appointments should be taken within 8 weeks from start to finish unless agreed in advance with Deborah Mends.
I will endeavour to give as much notice as possible should we need to alter the timing of our session or cancel, in the event of an emergency. Once a session is booked, I reserve the right to charge in full for any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice unless you exercise your cancellation rights as explained below. You have the right to cancel any booking by prior notice in writing given within 7 days, commencing on the day after the booking is made. Unless we agree otherwise, you will not be able to cancel a booking once performance of the services has begun. You agree that performance of the services begins when you provide any information to me that I then use in preparation of our sessions.
If you arrive late for your session we will still finish at the time it was due to finish and you will be charged the full fee.
If you are undertaking a longer course of treatment, please let me know if you have any holidays planned, and I will of course do the same with you.
You may be given audio downloads to assist you with the practice of hypnosis and self hypnosis or purely for relaxation. Audio tracks must never be listened to while driving and you should always make sure you are in a safe place when you go into hypnosis or listen to any hypnosis downloads.
All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure your safety physically and psychologically. I will refuse to see anyone under the influence of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs.
From the Terre Rouge roundabout, it is possible to park on the Quai Neuve; on the Promenade de Stanguy and as a last resort, in the parking lot of the Cemetery of St Goustan, following Rue Saint-Fiacre to climb to the top of the hill.
Please consult your doctor for any medical issues. I do not give medical advice of any kind and as such if you are receiving medical treatment for any issue that you come to hypnotherapy for, please ask the permission of your doctor. Payment is for my professional time, and I do not guarantee a cure for any problem.
I guarantee to be 100% committed to helping you to help yourself and I do my very best to give you the best possible treatment I can. However, I cannot guarantee you will achieve your desired outcome – you are the only one who can guarantee your success.