Terms & Conditions Simone Dowding

Client Terms & Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions which apply to the provision of the professional services of Simone Dowding Consulting. By making an appointment, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. If you are unable or unwilling to agree to these terms and conditions, then you should not book an appointment or continue with your course of therapy.


You may be offered a free 15 minute online initial consultation. No therapy will be provided during the consultation. The purpose of this initial consultation is to talk through possible presenting issues. During these calls, estimates of the number of sessions required to deal with your presenting issue are given on the basis of the information presented at that time. Estimates are only rough guidelines and are subject to change.


In-person and online sessions: A non-refundable deposit of $150 is payable at the time of booking your first in-person session. $225 for hypnotherapy sessions. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 48 hours of the session appointment.


Cancellation & rescheduling

If you need to cancel or re-schedule a session, please provide as much notice as possible. Notification must be made via email or phone call at least 48 hours prior to a session.



No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 48 hours of sessions.

Session fees are for our time and professional expertise and are not a guarantee of a successful outcome. Therefore, no refunds will be given for any sessions where you have attended and paid for the session.

Where a discount package or therapy program has been booked and paid for in advance, if you choose to discontinue your therapy process before attending all the sessions, a pro rata refund will be issued after deduction of the full standard session fee for any sessions you have attended.


All professional fees will be disclosed to you prior to booking. Our professional fees are subject to review and may increase from time to time. You will always receive confirmation of the professional fees before booking.


Payment may be made online via credit/debit card CONTACT BETWEEN SESSIONS



We may ask questions about your medical history to establish any contra-indications to treatment. This will also help to assess whether your health is affecting (or being affected by) the therapeutic goals you wish to achieve. Please update us of any medical changes during your course of therapy, or if you are returning to therapy after a period of absence.

If you are receiving care or treatment from any medical, healthcare or therapy practitioner, e.g. GP, Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Counsellor, you may be asked to seek their permission before any therapy sessions can commence.

Please note that I will be unable to offer my professional services if you suffer from epilepsy or any form of psychosis.


 Clients under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will only be seen in-person.


Please ensure that you are available at your session start time. If you are running late, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do my best to make a full session available, however, as the ability to do this will depend on bookings after your session, this cannot be guaranteed.


Hypnotherapy recordings should not be listened to whilst driving, operating machinery or undertaking any other activity where concentration is required. Any recording provided is for your personal use only and must not be shared, lent, copied or sold under any circumstances.


The agreement to work on the issues presented by you in no way implies or guarantees the resolution of your presenting issue(s). No outcome can or will be guaranteed. However, we will always endeavour to use our best efforts and skills to work towards your goals and intended outcomes.


During the course of any therapy sessions, we will treat you with respect and not abuse the trust you place in us. We will use best practice at all times in our mutual interest. In return, you undertake not to harm yourself, or any other person, including me, or any property belonging to either me or any other person. You agree not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, except those medications which have been prescribed by your doctor. If you do attend any sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs, or demonstrate violent or abusive behaviour, we will cancel the session and may refuse to see you for any further sessions without refunding any payment already made.


All contact, including sessions, telephone conversations and emails, will be conducted in confidence and may be recorded. Prior to any recording, your agreement will be sought. All recordings, conversations and notes will remain confidential, except in the following circumstances:

  1. Where you give permission for confidentiality to be broken, or
  2. Where I am compelled by a court of law, or
  3. Where the information is of a nature that confidentiality cannot be maintained, for

example: The possibility of harm to yourself or others exists, or

  • In cases of fraud or crime, or
  • When minors (under 18 years old) are involved, or
  1. Where a referring GP or other healthcare professional requires a report. A copy of the report will be available on request.


Under no circumstances will Simone Dowding be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential, or other damages (including without limitation lost profits, lost revenues, or similar economic loss), whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising out of the advice or information provided to you during professional services provided by Simone Dowding. In addition, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Simone Dowdiing harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of your participation in the professional services.


These terms and conditions and any other matters arising out of or in relation to these terms, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Australia. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions.


These terms and conditions are subject to revisions without notice. Please familiarise yourself with any amendments if you have re-started therapy with us after a long period of absence.


For our services, your personal data is collected, processed, used and stored in accordance with the following privacy policy: [link to privacy policy/statement]. By booking an appointment, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not book an appointment. The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time without prior notice to you, so please check our website periodically for any changes.


If you have a concern or complaint regarding your therapy, please discuss this with your Simone Dowding in the first instance and we will endeavour to resolve the issue.