Contact Information

My name is Christophe Courtin.

I can be contacted through my mobile on 07949 571149 between the hours of 09:00 and 20:00. Calls received outside these hours will be answered at the start of the next working day. In the case of an emergency please contact the appropriate service.

You may also contact me by email on info@folkestone-hypnotherapy.co.uk or via my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/folkestone.hypnotherapy

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills  (Advanced School of Clinical Hypnotherapy)
  • Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis (Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy)
  • NLP Master Practitioner (Academy of Moden Applied Psychology)
  • Hypnotherapy Supervision Certification (Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training)

Accreditation

My Approach

I use an integrated approach of therapy, which incorporates Hypnotherapy, NLP, and Counselling to assist in therapeutic change.

Contraindications

For most people, hypnotherapy is a pleasant, gentle, and extremely safe experience. However, your safety is my number one concern and there are occasions where hypnosis would be contraindicated. This is mainly for issues such as:

  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Pathological personalities
  • Senility

Other conditions such as epilepsy, narcolepsy and serious heart conditions may require your doctor’s approval.

If in doubt, just ask me or consult your doctor.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is within our relationship and within my relationship with my supervisor (your personal details i.e. your name and address are not discussed in supervision). I will discuss any breach of this confidentiality with you in the first instance, except terrorist action or unless I believe you are in danger to yourself or others and unable to negotiate with me.

If I see you somewhere outside of our sessions, to ensure your confidentiality, I will not approach you or act as if I know you. However, if you acknowledge me then I will acknowledge you. Although the therapeutic relationship is friendly, it is not the same as a friendship, so in order to maintain our therapeutic space as the confidential and safe experience that you deserve, I avoid any kind of dual relationship with current and former clients.

I may keep short notes from our sessions. Should notes be made, they are kept confidential and are stored in a safe, secure place.

Physical Contact

Occasionally some interventions require direct touch e.g. lifting a wrist. I will always ask your permission and explain exactly what and where the physical contact will occur prior to every occurrence. You may choose for us to work together entirely without touch; if you would prefer to do so, please let me know at the beginning of the session.
Note: physical contact might be impossible depending on the current covid restrictions in lace.

Regression

Analytical Hypnotherapy is sometimes the best solution and it can include some regression. There are occasions when you may naturally and subconsciously go into regression. If you not wish to have regression therapy or for the therapist to continue with subconscious regression therapy, please let me know at the beginning of the session.

Cancellation & Late Attendance

Please give me as much notice as possible for the cancellation. For cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice the full fee will be payable.

If you are late for your appointment we will still need to finish by the allotted time.

If you arrive for treatment under the influence of mind-altering drugs or alcohol, the session will be suspended, and the full fee charged. Further sessions will be at the therapist’s discretion and may be cancelled permanently.

If I think you would benefit from being referred to another therapist or specialist, we will agree to make the referral as soon as possible.

I reserve the right to cancel therapy at any time and to refuse prospective clients at my own discretion.

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