The Code of Ethics covers for example:
1. Providing a good standard of care, safeguarding both the therapist and client.
2. Only treating clients within your own qualifications
3. The therapist must attend regular supervision
4. Ensure your client understands the boundaries and limits.
5. Manage the clients’ expectations
6. Conflicts of interest
7. Gaining and keeping trust
8. Ensure that the therapy is “Client centred”
The above points are a brief precis of what the Code of Ethics covers, and are an integral part of the therapists working practice. The therapist must remain professional at all times both in appearance and manner. It is also important to consider the layout of the consulting room to ensure safety for both the client and the therapist. The initial consultation will be the first time the client and therapist meet and first impressions are important to the client and will count. The therapist will have assumptions made about them within the first minutes of meeting.
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