For those new to psychotherapy, it may be helpful for you to read the following terms and conditions before beginning a treatment programme.
Code of Ethics
David Kraft is an integrative psychotherapist and is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). He subscribes to the codes of ethics of both organisations.
Confidentiality is paramount in psychotherapy. David Kraft keeps all notes and personal information about clients in a secure place. All information on clients is kept confidential with the exception of clinical supervision. In addition, all information discussed in a clinical supervision is confidential. There are exceptions to this confidentiality rule. If it becomes apparent that the client or a member of the family is being abused and that the appropriate steps have not been taken by the client to resolve this issue, psychotherapists must explain to their clients that they have a moral and ethical obligation to pursue this. In these instances, I would explain that, now I am aware of this information, and know that nothing is being done to stop this abuse, I would need to deal with this in the appropriate manner. Indeed, if legal proceedings occur, I might have to break confidentiality; however, again, I can only do this once the consent forms have been signed and dated. There are some other exceptional circumstances where confidentiality should be broken, and this refers to situations in which the client or acquaintance is in mortal danger. In these instances, it is always advisable for psychotherapists to speak to their professional body—specifically the ethics committee—and ask them for their advice in this situation.
Equality and Diversity
David Kraft believes strongly that all people should be treated equally and he is strongly committed to anti-discrimination. David is non-judgemental and this includes his opinions with regard to race, colour, gender, sexuality, social economic status, lifestyle, disability, religious or cultural beliefs.
Cancellation and Missed Session Policy
If for any reason you are unable to attend your psychotherapy appointment please let me know as soon as possible. This can be done by email, telephone or by text. In Harley Street, the required notice for cancellation is 48 hours. If you cancel the day before you will be charged a £60 cancellation fee; and if you cancel on the day, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. In Enfield, you can cancel the day before, but please try to give as much notice as you can: there will certainly be other clients who may wish to see David Kraft at this time. Again, if you cancel your psychotherapy appointment on the day, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
David Kraft’s Consulting Rooms
70 Cosmopolitan Court
67 Main Avenue
Tel: 0207 467 8564/07946 579645