Terms & Conditions
The terms and conditions of Resilient Minds Highland are set out to confirm that both parties understand the occupational therapy services to be carried out, expectations, the costs involved, the time scale set for payments and the issues regarding data protection.
All client contact details and sensitive data information provided by or related to a client is always treated as strictly confidential. Resilient Minds Highland will never intentionally divulge, disclose or communicate client information unless the clients consent has been agreed. No clinical documents will be shared without consent from the client.
The only circumstance where Resilient Minds Highland may need to breech confidentiality will be in circumstances where the therapist believes that the individual or others may be at risk of significant harm, where possible the client will be notified if this is required.
All individuals are entitled to a free no obligation 30-minute consultation to help determine if Resilient Minds Highland is the right service for them. Resilient Minds Highland Therapists have the right to determine whether an individual would benefit from further assessment or not if the individual wishes to proceed. To arrange a free no obligation 30-minute consultation please email: email@example.com
Referrals and Assessments
Resilient Minds Highland endeavour to provide an assessment within 3 weeks of referral or register of interest. During busy periods or periods of staff absence waiting times may be longer. Each assessment will be completed along with evidence-based treatment recommendations, it is the client’s choice whether or not to proceed with the recommendations set out.
Please bear in mind that whilst the assessment is carried out by Resilient minds Highland, recommendations may include signposting to more relevant services based on client need. All assessments and treatment recommendations follow a phase-based model to help determine the right treatment at the right time for each individual. If written reports are required for external purposes i.e. Return to Work, additional charges may apply depending on the level of assessment required. In general, reports will be provided in an SBAR format unless requested otherwise.
Occupational Therapy & Treatment Sessions
Duration and frequency of sessions will depend on individual need and recommendations highlighted at assessment. Prior to commencing any episode of care individuals will be provided with a full breakdown of sessions and costs to allow them to make an informed decision before committing to a therapy programme. Therapy programmes can be arranged in pre-agreed blocks with regular review to monitor progress and ensure continuation of therapy is in the best interests of the individual.
Every individual has the right to stop therapy at any time by notifying their therapist at the earliest opportunity (see cancellation policy below).
Resilient Mind Highland Therapists reserve the right to terminate therapy if they consider this to be in the best interests of the client or a therapist feels threatened by violent, aggressive, inappropriate or intimidating behaviour.
Common reasons for considering termination of therapy include:
if a review session indicates that no progress is being made and there is no clear solution to move forward.
if an individual does not appear to be fully committed to the therapy programme – this may include a pattern of lateness to appointments, not completing work in between sessions or lack of motivation to take responsibility for their own well-being by implementing self-management strategies.
Resilient Minds Highland endeavour to work with individuals in order to determine whether difficulties with engagement and/or progress are due to a motivational deficit or a skills deficit and work with the individual to try and identify solutions. If termination of therapy is deemed appropriate this will be highlighted to the individual at the earliest opportunity with the option to problem-solve and regain commitment if the individual wishes to continue.
In general, all clinical contacts will be delivered online using a video consultation platform. Prior to commencing therapy all clients will be required to read and consent to Resilient Minds Highland Remote Working Agreement in order to ensure safe and effective online working.
Referrals, Assessment and Treatment
Assessment fees range depending on whether a report is also requested/required. This will be discussed at the initial consultation session.
Individual treatment sessions range from £65 - £85 per hour depending on session content/interventions required.
Discounts are available for advance block booking of sessions which will include a 30% non-refundable deposit should a client wish to terminate therapy prior to completion of the agreed sessions.
Accepted forms of payment include cash, cheque or BACS.
Charges for written reports and recommendations, including an Employee Return to Work Plan, will vary depending on the level of detail required.
Education & Awareness Group Sessions
Education & Awareness sessions in community or workplace settings can be provided to meet the specific needs of the participants. The cost for sessions will vary depending on duration and number of people attending. Travel costs apply, see below.
Travel to and from the assessment/treatment premises will be charged at 50p/mile and up to £25/hour.
Payment of Fees
Payment terms are 28 days from date of invoice.
Services maybe withdrawn at any time if payment remains outstanding.
There is a 50% charge for appointments that are missed or cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled date/time.
We will endeavour to give you as much advance notice as possible in terms of holidays or of any need to cancel a future appointment.
If you have any questions, with regards to our Terms and Conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Health and Care Professions Council
Denise Keanie is an Occupational Therapist, registered with and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. . Ensuring that her practice adheres to HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
You can check the register here.
Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Denise Keanie is also a registered member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists as well as the Independent Practice Specialist Section. The RCOT promotes best clinical practice for all Occupational Therapists working in the UK and sets out the Professional Standards and Code of Ethics which Occupational Therapists should adhere to in order to provide high quality, evidence-based occupational therapy.
Any reputable therapist should endeavour to engage in high quality clinical supervision to ensure that they are providing the best care to their clients and are adhering to specific therapy models as well as generic codes of practice. Denise Keanie engages in regular external supervision from qualified mental health professionals. All supervision is strictly confidential, with the needs of the client at the forefront as well as ensuring that the therapist continues to pursue continuous professional development to keep abreast with the most recent evidence based developments.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliancy
Resilient Minds Highland regards your privacy as paramount importance and we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. You can be assured that any personal or identifiable information we collect about you will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Name and Contact Details of the Data Controller:
Name: Denise Keanie
Why We Collect and Process Your Data
Consent – We always ask for your consent to process your data in order to provide our specialist occupational therapy services to you.
Contract – we may have a contract in place with a third-party which requires us to process your personal data in order to meet that contractual obligation.
How and What Information is Collected About You
We may collect the following information by email, telephone call, by post, questionnaires / forms, or in person:
Date of Birth
Contact details (phone, email, address)
Medical history and lifestyle information, including reports and letters from employers, healthcare professionals and/or the Local Authority.
Photographs / Videos – recordings of sessions maybe required for clinical purposes. If this is a requirement we will always notify you beforehand to gain your consent prior to recording.
Any clinical documentation including outcome measures and questionnaires
What We Do with the Information We Gather and What it is Used For
Professional record keeping detailing sessions, discussions, interventions & plans;
Initial consultation and assessment;
Detailed record of therapy provided;
Sharing your information with relevant parties when necessary – you will be notified if this is required.
If you have given your consent to us processing your data, you have a right to withdraw your consent to any further processing.
You have the right to request your data be transferred to another organisation.
If you wish to withdraw consent or request a transfer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will always give you the opportunity to opt out of future marketing whenever we send you marketing material or you can opt out at any time by contacting us.
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How You Can Access Your Information
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to email@example.com
How Long We Keep Your Information For
The Regulation states “The UK GDPR does not dictate how long you should keep personal data. It is up to you to justify this, based on your purposes for processing. You are in the best position to judge how long you need it.”
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Resilient Minds Highland will retain personal data for 7 years for adults, unless upon review it is deemed necessary to retain it for a longer period.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have secure electronic systems in place as well as secure filing of paper documents with access granted only to those who require it within direct involvement of your care & treatment.
Audits and Inspections
Resilient Minds Highland will comply with any necessary audits or inspections to ensure adherence to data protection responsibilities.
Your Right to Complain
If you have a concern about our information practices, you have a right to complain. You can find various methods to make a complaint on the ICO website.