Ethical Principles and Values of Therapy at the Centre of Awareness include a commitment to:

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Respecting human rights and dignity

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Ensuring the integrity of practitioner-client relationships

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Enhancing the quality of professional knowledge and its application

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Alleviating client’s personal distress and suffering

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Encouraging a sense of self that is meaningful to the client

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Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture

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Honouring the client’s trust placed in the therapist

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Honouring the agreement and ‘pay for result’ contract: a refundable deposit if an issue has not been resolved

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Respecting the client’s right to be self-governing as well as supporting their ability to be self-directing within therapy and all aspects of life

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Acting in the best interests of the client based on professional assessment.

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Working strictly within practitioner’s limits of competence and providing services on the basis of adequate training or experience.

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Encouraging self-respect as active engagement in life-enhancing activities and relationships that are independent of relationships in therapy