Therapy Contract 


Complete therapy contract for adult individual clients including online practice. This long form agreement has been written following research of over 550 pages of guidelines from the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Included is an Online Therapy Appendix and Contract Summary Page for reference.


➤You are a counsellor or psychotherapist

➤You are working with adult clients on an individual one-to-one basis

➤You would like lawyer reviewed documentation



  • Introduction
  • Benefits & Challenges of Therapy
  • Anti-Racism Commitment
  • Diversity & Inclusivity Statement
  • Confidentiality
  • Clinical Notes
  • Social Media Policy
  • Communication
  • Appointment Description
  • Scheduling
  • Cancellation policy
  • Fees
  • Payment Instructions
  • Insurance Panels
  • Legal
  • Membership Organisations
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Liability
  • Informed Consent

Online Therapy Appendix

  • Introduction
  • Benefits and Challenges of Online Therapy
  • Technical Instructions
  • Guidelines
  • Privacy
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Training and Supervision
  • Informed Consent


Updated 2020 Anti-Racism Commitment and Inclusivity sections with anti-racism training and review. Updated lawyer review 2020. Updated formatting in September 2021 by Tamara.


BONUS 1: Therapy Contract Checklist to make sure all your bases are covered.

BONUS 2: My Switch to Online Therapy workbook gets your practice organised online fast in 44 questions relating to privacy, finance and GDPR.


This document is

  • Very thorough!
  • Reviewed by lawyers 2020
  • Reviewed by Anti-Racism Consultant 2020
  • Updated format and guidance notes by Tamara Howell September 2021
  • It is your responsibility to check for updates in regulations

This document is not

  • Is not the legacy contract course package
  • Does not include contracts for couples, groups or children
  • Does not include supervision contracts
  • Does not include a training, tutorial or course
  • Does not include future updates  

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