Commitment
Hypnotherapy, CBT and NLP are all treatments that rely on the commitment and motivation from both the therapist and the client to get the best results. Part of the treatment occurs in the consulting room and part of the treatment is cognitive reflection or homework. Hypnotherapy is very effective, however, results are not 100% guaranteed. Success is closely linked with your desire to change, and your commitment to each session. Please ensure that you can give the necessary time, motivation and resources to the programme before embarking upon it.

As the client, when you agree to undertake a course of treatment, you also agree to engage with the process, complete any homework that you are given and listen to the MP3 at appropriate times. It is with commitment and partnership working that you will see the best results for this treatment.

Therapy Sessions & Fees
Each standard session lasts approximately one hour and the agreed fee per session is as stated on www.darkness2lighthypnotherapy.co.uk. Fees are payable at the end of each session by bank transfer or through paypal. You may pay in advance if you wish for a fixed number of sessions which can be decided at the Initial Consultation. This may be subject to change from time to time, but any change in fees will be agreed between us.

Appointments
You commit to attend the appointments that we make. There are two good reasons for this.
Your attendance at the appointment is part of your commitment to the on-going treatment.
If you do not cancel in a reasonable time then you have stopped someone else having that appointment.

Cancellation Policy
My cancellation policy requires a standard 48 hours’ notice of cancellation via telephone, text or email. If an appointment is cancelled with less notice, then the full session fee will apply.

Arriving Late for an Appointment
If you are running late, please phone me. I will do my best to make a full session available, but this often depends on appointments subsequent to your booking and so cannot be guaranteed. If your session needs to be curtailed due to your late arrival, then the session fee remains payable in full.

Confidentiality
In order to ensure continued best practice, I receive regular clinical supervision of my work with clients. During supervision, it may be necessary to review your treatment but any reference that could allow you to be identified is removed and each client is referenced by a number only. Everything you say will be treated in the strictest confidence with the following exceptions:

Standards of Behaviour
I undertake to treat you with respect and not to abuse the trust you put in me. I will use best practice at all times in our mutual interest. In return, you undertake not to harm yourself, or any other person, including me, or any property belonging either to me or any other person. You agree not to come to sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, except those medications prescribed by your doctor. If you do come to sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs or demonstrate violent/abusive behaviour, I reserve the right to cancel the session and refuse any further therapy sessions.
Disclosure of all information during the course of your therapy remains strictly confidential, however please note that:
* I have a professional obligation to report my concerns to any relevant authorities if there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.
* Your case may be discussed anonymously with my supervisor.
* It may be necessary to discuss your progress with your GP, this will only be done with your consent. Copies of any correspondence will be made available to you.
I undertake to provide therapy for you with respect and not to abuse the trust you put in me. I will use best practice at all times in our mutual interest. In return, you undertake not to harm yourself, or any other person, including me, or any property belonging either to me or any other person. You agree not to come to sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, except those medications prescribed by your doctor. If you do come to sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs or demonstrate violent/abusive behaviour, I reserve the right to cancel the session and refuse any further therapy sessions.

MY REVIEWS

Contentedness

"I have just completed my series of sessions with Maria.  She has unearthed a level of inner confidence and calmness during my working days that have significantly reduced my stress levels.  This is the most content I have felt both in and out of work for many years.  Thank you Maria"

G.T.

Anxiety and Self-Confidence

"Having made various calls to therapists, I knew from the first moment I spoke with Maria that she was the right therapist for me. Maria is committed, knowledgeable, supportive and very understanding and patient. Now some two months later, I feel mentally stronger, calmer and more self- confident than ever before. I am ready to get on with the rest of my life. Darkness to Light is an outstanding counselling service."

JST, Kent 

Insomia

"My sessions with Darkness2Light helped me understand why I have an Eeyore tendency, and how to overcome it. Long-term sleeping problems meant I was running off my primitive urges. By focusing on positive thoughts and actions, and relaxing through listening to Maria's lovely voice, after only five sessions I have changed my attitudes and increased my understanding. Highly recommended."

J. Leigh

Weight Management

"I had my second session with Maria today and I have to say I am really enjoying the experience and I am learning a lot. Maria is a truly warm and friendly lady who put me at ease straight away. I am so excited to see the results of our sessions together. I would highly recommend Maria to all who are wishing to move forward in their lives and overcome any hurdles."

Carolyn

Anxiety and Bruxism

"Just to say that after coming to see you recently concerning my anxiety issues and problems with teeth grinding I am pleased to inform you that I now feel much better and the grinding issue has eased off greatly and my anxiety issues have eased as well. Only four appointments and I feel much better and happier with life. Thank you so much."

Mark

Confidence in Presenting

I visited Maria twice and both times was so impressed with her knowledge of not only how the brain works but how our emotions are so linked to our mindset.  She helped me enormously and I can't recommend her high enough.  She's a definite light in any darkness.

Kathy K.

Fear of Flying

Maria was amazing.  She is a very positive person and very professional.  I would highly recommend her service.

Pippa J.