Victoria Ward Cognitive Hypnotherapy is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
This policy may be changed from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st January 2012.
What may be collected
I may collect the following information:
Name, contact information including email address, demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests, other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
What I do with the information gathered
This information is required to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular to answer any questions or enquiries you may have about the services I provide.
Internal record keeping.
I may use the information to improve my services.
I may periodically send promotional emails about new services, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided, until the time that you request to be unsubscribed from the mailing list by emailing me at email@example.com
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. By continuing to view this website, it is implied that you give permission for cookies to by placed on your computer’s hard drive. If you do not give permission, please exit this website immediately. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Traffic log cookies are used on this website to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about webpage traffic and improve this website in order to tailor it to clients’ needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help provide you with a better website by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my website, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to me using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your express permission or I am required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email me at email@example.com.
If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
As a professional, qualified, accredited practitioner of hypnosis Victoria takes her responsibility to her clients very seriously and works towards helping clients in the best way she can. However, the advice on this website is for information purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat or substitute advice or treatment from a professional GP or consultant. Victoria is a complimentary therapist, meaning that she works alongside the work of GPs and medically trained individuals, not in replacement of.
Victoria Ward Hypnotherapy does not guarantee the effectiveness of treatment in any individual cases. As with everything in life there really can be no guarantees that any courses of action will solve your issues. Results may vary. This is because Victoria is not in control of the client and it is important to understand that cognitive hypnotherapy and counselling or psychotherapy services are not a ‘magic pill’.
Occasionally Victoria may require clients to consult with their GP before gaining consenting to undertake hypnotherapy. Although hypnosis can help alleviate symptoms, it is highly important that you first consult with your GP as we do not want to ‘mask’ symptoms that could be signalling the need for urgent medical attention.
Any therapy requires the client be committed to change and be prepared to make the effort to make that change a reality in their own lives. If Victoria recommends listening to CD’s or recordings between sessions, then, in order for the treatment to be most effective, the client should follow this advice.
Hypnotherapy is not recommended for anybody experiencing certain mental disorders or psychiatric conditions. Therefore Victoria Ward upholds the right to refuse to take a client into hypnosis if she feels it will be detrimental to their overall well being. In rare situations like these, Victoria will recommend the client go to their GP for help and advice instead.
Victoria can provide estimations regarding the session amount needed for various conditions or issues, but these act only as guidelines. Together Victoria & her client will jointly review progress from time to time.