Terms & Conditions

By booking and attending an appointment, clients are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions set below:

Commitment & Guarantee 

Hypnotherapy is a process that requires full commitment on both the part of the Client and Hypnotherapist.  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 CD’s at appropriate times. In most treatments it will be important to listen to recordings at bedtime, when it’s time to sleep. ​Nicola will in no circumstances claim any ‘cure’ for conditions or offer guarantees of success. However, Nicola will always make every effort to address your issues using her professional judgment, prior experience and training.


Therapy Sessions & Fees Fees are payable at the end of each session by cash or cheque.  Please make cheques payable to Nicola Dowding. Please ask if you would prefer to purchase sessions in bulk – this can be arranged at Nicola’s discretion.


Appointments Please, please do not underestimate the value of your session.  Committed clients will always gain the most benefit from sessions and any homework set will always be with a view to increasing the effectiveness of the treatment. Failure to arrive at a booked appointment may affect another person’s ability to receive treatment.  

Cancellation Policy Please ensure any cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.  Notice of cancellation can be made online or via telephone, text or email. If an appointment is cancelled with less notice then the full session fee will apply and no refunds will be made.  

Arriving Late Things happen and sometimes being late is unavoidable.  Nicola will always try to accommodate this but if another session has been booked immediately afterwards, please understand that your session will need to be adjusted to fit the remainder of the time available. 

 Confidentiality Confidentiality is of paramount importance to Nicola.  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:

  • If I believe that you are endangering the lives or harming either yourself or others.
  • I may need to contact your GP if it appears that you are suicidal or intend to carry out serious self-harm.
  • Abuse or Injury to a Minor: I am legally required to report any abuse towards a minor to the appropriate authorities should you divulge any such information to me.

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.