Terms and Conditions
Discussions, sessions and contracts between clients and ourselves are completely confidential and we do not disclose any information to other parties unless legally bound to do so.
Such cases may include where we thought that our client may be at risk of self-harm or harm to others, or in the case of child protection or other criminal cases where we would be held liable for withholding information in civil or criminal Court Proceedings.
These terms will be discussed at the beginning of any contract, since in some cases we may advise that it would be useful to share the contents of particular Reports or encounters with others, ie in the case of children, where it may be useful to share Reports with teachers to support their work in schools or with adults where it would be useful to help employers to support them in the workplace. It would be entirely up to you whether you chose to accept such advice.
In some cases, our services may be commissioned by organisations who will expect us to report to them. However, we will only pass on information which has the consent of the client, who must make this clear before a Report is written.
If you need to cancel or postpone an appointment please provide as much notice as possible and we will try to re-schedule the appointment as soon as possible. Cancellations for an appointment within 24 hours will be charged for based on the length of time quoted for that appointment but not for the fully contracted piece of work.
We will contact you with as much notice as possible if we need to cancel or postpone an appointment or change a Report date.
Invoices will be sent within 2 weeks of an appointment, training event or any other verbal consultation agreed and must be paid within 28 days of the Invoice date.
Where is Report is to be prepared for a Private Individual, an Organisation or in a Legal Case, the Invoice will usually be sent with the Report or very soon afterwards. Again the Invoice must be paid within 28 days of the Invoice date.
In Legal Cases, (Tribunal or Child or Family Proceedings cases), the fees and timescales will be agreed at the time of the Commission and will be guided by the Legal Services Commission guidelines. Fees can be apportioned between all parties concerned.
If an Insurance Company is to pay for your fee, then you as the Policy Holder are responsible for any shortfall in payment.
Fees can be paid in cash, by cheque or preferably by bank transfer.
Appointment Location and Health and Safety
EPS(UK)Ltd is located at our home address and as such many clients travel here for their appointments or assessments. Off road parking (on our drive) is available as is pavement parking outside the property.
Clients must take reasonable responsibility for their own safe behaviour while on our property, but of course we take care to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make this property safe. The property is fitted with working fire and carbon monoxide alarms and a wash-room on the ground level.
Parents are welcome to leave their children alone during assessments with Paul as Sally will always be present in attendance. We are both CRB checked and are aware of our responsibilities to keep children safe. However, parents are also welcome to wait at our house if they prefer and will be made welcome.
Paul is equally able to travel to clients’ own locations and is used to working in client’s homes, Schools, Play Groups, Public Venues for training purposes such as Hotels, Solicitor’s Offices and Court-rooms across the country. In such locations, he would adhere to the Health and Safety Regulations and adjustments applied to the buildings or organisations.
EPS(UK)Ltd respects and values difference and diversity and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, sexual preference or orientation, marital status, religion, race, colour, national origin, disability, heritage or political belief.
We feel confident that you will not need to complain, but if you do have a concern at any time, please put it in writing at your earliest convenience so that we can prevent issues from escalating.
Ultimately, we are answerable to the complaints procedures of the professional bodies we are registered with and as such, work extremely hard to ensure that our services continue to provide the quality and consistency required by them in order to remain Registered.
No part of our web site is to be used to diagnose or treat any psychological disorders. We provide a general overview of particular difficulties or assessments and this is not to be used to replace the services of any trained and qualified mental health professional.
We hope that the information we have provided is helpful in allowing you to decide whether our services can be of use to you in your individual circumstance. If so, please ‘Contact Us’ using the details provided, with no obligation to proceed if you do not feel completely satisfied with your initial contact.