A clear statement about the treatment contract, including confidentiality and consent.
A comprehensive assessment with diagnosis and formulation, and a rationale for the proposed treatment in relation to the diagnosis and the evidence base for treatment.
A transparent and accessible treatment protocol as a minimum, and ideally reference to a treatment manual.
A document with a clear and critical appraisal of the evidence base for the treatment being offered.
Video recording of sessions.
Regular, each session, use of outcome measures, and feedback on these when requested.
Evidence of training, education and supervision.
What can be expected of a psychotherapist or a provider of psychotherapy?
Patients can have a reasonable expectation that they will receive an effective and efficient treatment for their presenting problems - either as direct purchasers of treatment or as receivers of treatment purchased on their behalf.
Commissioners and third-party purchasers of treatment can have a reasonable expectation that an effective and efficient treatment will be delivered on their behalf.