All Lumina therapists have appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance for their clinical practice and hold current membership of a recognised professional body.
Code Of Ethics and Practice:
- There is a central tension in psychotherapy between autonomy and dependency and this latter may be exploited by an unscrupulous psychotherapist. A core moral responsibility involves the promotion of the client’s emotional autonomy, while conscientiously managing the peculiar but necessary psychological dependency of the client on the therapist in the course of treatment.
- In all his/her work, the therapist shall value integrity, impartiality and respect for all people who come to see him/her professionally. The therapeutic ‘relationship’ shall not be exploitative in any way. The therapist shall hold the interest and welfare of those in receipt of his/her services to be paramount. All reasonable steps are taken to ensure the safety of participants in therapy.
- Lumina therapists ensure the confidentiality of information acquired through his/her practice and protect the privacy of individuals or organisations about whom information is known.
- Lumina therapists will:
– Not exploit the special relationship of trust and confidence to gratify personal desires.
– Refrain from improper conduct that would be likely to be detrimental to the interests of the recipients of their services.
– Not allow their responsibilities or standards of practice to be diminished by considerations of religion, sex, age, nationality, opinion, politics, social standing, class or other extraneous factors.
- Where clients suspect misconduct by a therapist, they may bring that misconduct to the attention of any of the four principals of Lumina Psychotherapy, in confidence and with the assurance that the matter will be heard and the appropriate steps taken.