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How to Write Your Therapy Contract

Several years ago, after a year’s maternity leave, I embarked upon rewriting all of my own paperwork. I read hundreds of pages of ethical guidelines and consulted with lawyers. The Therapy Contract was by far the most in depth document I produced, reflected in its length and thoroughness.

I noted and described all the stages of the document writing process, with summaries of ethical guidelines, reflections of various aspects of professional self care and my own thoughts and discoveries.

This course is a guide to writing your own contract. I encourage everyone to do this themselves as it was a transformative and enlightening experience which contributed to many changes in my practice policies and brought me confidence as a practitioner.

This is a paid-for course. Please note that this is a guide to writing your contract and not a template.

To purchase our Therapy Contract template, please click here.

Course Description

This course is divided into PowerPoint audio presentations, plus supporting text relating to ethical guidelines, references, template wordings and my own practice procedures. This is a paid-for course.

We begin with gaining a basic understanding of the purpose of Therapy Agreements, continue with what we should include and complete the course with written prompts so you can either write your own legal contract or adapt our template to fit your practice.

This self-study course walks you through my six defined categories of professional self care and how to fulfill them using this one crucial document.

Now with added modules on updating contracts to include online therapy

This course is for you if:

  • You would like to write your own Therapy Contract but do not know where to start
  • You are confident in your writing skills but would like to be given headings so you do not miss anything out
  • You want to understand ethical requirements and guidelines and how to fulfil them
  • You have purchased a Therapy Agreement template and would like to customise it to fit your practice

Level:

  • PowerPoint audio presentations appropriate for counselling students and newly qualified practitioners.
  • Ethical Guidelines for those seeking more in depth knowledge.
  • Guidance for anyone writing their first Therapy Contract or rewriting an existing document and wanting to make sure all bases are covered.

Who Leads the Programme?​

I am an integrative psychotherapist based in London and Paris. I have been working with my therapy clients online via secure video conferencing for over 12 years and love having this variety and flexibility in my work.

I believe that being mindful and clear about the terms of our interaction with clients can make beginning the therapy process easier for them. When we are confident in our practice policies, we take care of our clients, ourselves and the therapeutic alliance.

If you have taken any of my other courses, you will know that I advocate for clarity and accessibility in our policies and paperwork for the benefit of our clients, the therapeutic relationship and our own professional self care.

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