A standardised counselling contract template offers you exactly what you need. A structured, well bounded and ethical basis for a productive therapeutic relationship. Counsellors and psychotherapists deal with a raft of sensitive, personal information on a daily basis. So using a counselling contract example to agree on a finalised counselling contract before beginning sessions is paramount for the peace of mind of both client and practitioner. If you require a counselling contract sample to guide you in the creation of your own contracts, we are more than happy to help you.
Here at Calm Counselling, we have spent a great deal of time developing our very own unique counselling contract example and template. It is up to date with the latest BCAP directives on client ethics and is clearly set out and usable for both experienced practitioners and relative newcomers to counselling and psychotherapy.
A few unparalleled benefits our counselling contract template offers are:
• Clear and concise language with Crystal Mark approval
• A transparent basis for informed consent
• Flexibility, allowing it to be molded to suit a variety of practitioners and clients alike
• Fully acceptable to professional indemnity lawyers
• Usable from every theoretical standpoint
In short, the Calm Counselling contract template gives you a clear framework for all of your counselling contracts and client agreement forms. This framework gives you the building blocks for a successful, productive mutual understanding between practitioner and client. Each supervisor can see the plan from the outset, and with this counselling contract template it can easily be checked that the appropriate informed consent has been gained.
Our counselling contract template also offers protection against the complex legal issues that can rear their heads due to the highly sensitive nature of the client-counsellor relationship. Counsellors and psychotherapists are not legal professionals. As a result being completely up to speed with the various legal nuances when it comes to counselling, especially when conducting services online and over skype to a different legal jurisdiction, is important.
As a counsellor or psychotherapist, it really does pay to factor in every single eventuality, no matter how unpleasant, when putting together your counselling contracts and forms of agreement. The Calm Counselling contract template covers these bases for you, ensuring you steer clear of potential legal black holes and helping you foster a relationship of trust and mutual respect with your clients.
Your counselling contract is supposed to protect both you and your clients. Make sure that the contracts between you and your clients are watertight with the help of a counselling contract example from Calm Counselling Publications.
You can purchase our counselling contract template either as part of a subscription, or in the form of a hard copy. Don’t forget to take a look at our counselling contract sample to get a better idea of the content, format and structure for even more peace of mind before you buy. For any questions you may have about our counselling contract sample, please do not hesitate to send us a message through our Contact page.