Frequently Asked Questions

Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions

How does Solution Focused Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy that relies on the commitment and motivation from both the therapist and the client to get the best results.  Part of the treatment occurs in the consulting room and part of the treatment is cognitive reflection, homework or behavioral change on the client’s part outside of the sessions.  As the client, when you agree to undertake a course of treatment you also agree to engage with the process, complete any home tasks that you are given and listen to the CD’s at appropriate times.  It is with commitment and partnership working that you will see the best results.

How long will each session be and how much will they cost?
Sessions are usually 50minutes, occasionally running up to 70 minutes (excluding smoking cessation packages).
The agreed fee per session is as stated on and have been discussed at the Initial Consultations. Fees are payable at the end of each session by debit/credit card, cash or cheque.  Cheques are made payable to Stephanie Betschart. 

What if I’m running late?
Please do your best to let me know if you are running late. There are some slots I have available that mean I am able to continue with your full session, but often I will have another client waiting and therefore it may mean our session has to be a little shorter. If your session needs to be curtailed due to your late arrival, then the session fee remains payable in full.

What if I need to rearrange my session?
Please let me know as soon as possible if you cannot attend an agreed appointment or wish to change the time. If you provide less than 24 hours’ notice, the charge for that session is still payable and if you cancel more than two appointments I will have to request that any future appointments are payable in advance to secure your appointment slot. In extreme circumstances, I may choose to waver the cancellation fee e.g. severe disruptive weather conditions, bereavement.
This reflects the commitment between us both as therapist and client to your therapeutic process. This also protects my business sustainability and allows me to give the cancelled slot to another client on a waiting list.
If I need to rearrange a session due to an emergency I will let you know at my earliest opportunity.

Everything we talk about during our sessions is strictly confidential between you and me. A summary of my privacy policy is available as a link o my website and the full document (11 pages) is available on demand.
However, as a therapist, I have a professional obligation to report to relevant authorities any suspicion of abuse or harm to a child. I also have a professional obligation to report to relevant authorities any concerns if I believe the client may be intending to cause harm to themselves, the therapist or others

Respect for the client and therapist will be constantly maintained.  
The therapist reserves the right to refuse or postpone treatment if they feel threatened or disrespected.

More Questions about hypnotherapy in general:
You can find more general FAQ's about hypnosis and SFH: on the National Council for Hypnotherapy website here and on the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy here

Privacy policy
To see my data protection and privacy policy click here.