Psychotherapy and Counselling is a working cooperative relationship between you and your counsellor. Each member of this cooperative relationship has certain responsibilities. Your counsellor will contribute their knowledge, expertise, and clinical skills. You, as the client, have the responsibility to bring an attitude of collaboration and a commitment to the therapeutic process. While there are no guarantees regarding the outcome of the treatment, your commitment may increase the likelihood of a satisfactory experience.
I. Appointments, Cancellations and Fees
III. Training and Clinical Supervision
IV. Counsellor Availability and After Hours Emergencies
Counsellors check for voice mail messages during normal business hours. Messages left outside of normal business hours of operation will be picked up the next business day. Counsellors may respond to messages outside of usual business hours. If you have an emergency that needs immediate attention you may need to seek assistance at the nearest emergency services department or contact 000.
V. Additional Rights and Responsibilities
In addition to your right to confidentiality, you have the right to end your counselling at any time for whatever reason and without any obligation with the exception of payment of fees for services already provided. You have the right to question any aspect of your treatment with your counsellor. You also have the right to expect that your counsellor will maintain professional and ethical boundaries by not entering into other personal, financial, or professional relationships with you. RWCC reserves the right to discontinue counselling at any time including, but not limited to, a violation by you of this Consent for Therapy; a change to or re-evaluation of your therapeutic needs; or our ability to address those needs; or other circumstances that may lead us to conclude in its sole and absolute discretion that your counselling needs would be better served at an another therapeutic facility. Under such circumstances, RWCC may suggest an appropriate Practitioner or Agency for consideration.
Your submission of the consent form indicates that you have read and understand this information and have received a copy of this consent form and give permission to RWCC to provide counselling services and that this contract is binding for all future sessions you may have with this entity.
I hereby agree to participate fully in the sessions and I demonstrate willingness to engage for the entire duration of the program. I understand what the program entails and totally agree that it is my decision to participate and take full responsibility for the outcomes or consequences that may result notwithstanding the obligations of RWCC’s duty of care. I understand that I am required to pay the full fees for services and if I choose to withdraw my participation from the program that I will be required to pay fees up to and including the week of conclusion of services rendered. I also agree to be contacted by RWCC for the duration of the program.