At Effective Directions all staff follow various Codes of Ethics and Conduct.

  1. Australian Counselling Association Code of Ethics and Practice
  2. Australian Hypnotherapists Association Code of Ethics

All of our staff have relevant and required clearances, such as:

  • Current Police Clearance through Fit2Work
  • Current Working with Children’s Check through DHS Screening Unit.
  • Provide First Aid HLtAID011 through Safety Corp.
    **If you wish to sight these, please ask your therapist at your appointment.

Therapists have membership with relevant regulatory bodies, such as ACA and AHA.



Australian Counselling Association Code of Ethics and Practice

The helping relationship constitutes the effective and appropriate use of helper’s skills that are for the benefit and safety of the client in his or her circumstances. Therefore, as members (regardless of level) of the Australian Counselling Association we will:

  • Offer a non-judgmental professional service, free from discrimination, honouring the individuality of the client
  • Establish the helping relationship in order to maintain the integrity and empowerment of the client without offering advice.
  • Be committed to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Ensure client understanding of the purpose, process and boundaries of the counselling relationship.
  • Offer a promise of confidentiality and explain the limits of duty of care.
  • For the purpose of advocacy, receive written permission from the client before divulging any information or contacting other parties.
  • Endeavour to make suitable referral where competent service cannot be provided.
  • Undertake regular supervision and debriefing to develop skills, monitor performance and sustain professional accountability.
  • Be responsive to the needs of peers and provide a supportive environment for their professional development
  • Not act as or practice legal counsel on behalf of or to a client when practicing as a counsellor or act as an agent for a client
  • Not initiate, develop or pursue a relationship be it sexual or nonsexual with past or current clients, within 2 years of the last counselling session.
  • Be responsible for your own updating and continued knowledge of theories, ethics and practices through journals, the association and other relevant bodies.
  • Be committed to the above code of ethics and recognise that procedures for withdrawal of membership will be implemented for breaches.

For more details and verification, please view their document:
ACA Code of Ethics and Practice.



Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association Ethical Principles

  • Respect the essential humanity, worth and dignity of all people and promote this value in their work.
  • Recognise and respect diversity among people and oppose discrimination and oppressive behaviour.
  • Respect the privacy of their clients and preserve the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of their work.
  • Protect the rights of their clients, including the right to informed consent.
  • Take steps to maintain and develop the highest standard of professional competence and integrity in the application of hypnotherapeutic knowledge and techniques throughout their professional careers.
  • Abide by the laws of the society in which they practice.

For more details and verification, please view their document: AHA Code of Ethics