There are no established requirements for a consulting contract, but a good “rule of thumb” is to include details on the following points: As a rule, a consultant will present orally the main points of the consulting contract before the start of the sessions to ensure that his client is satisfied with the conditions of the work performed. This first oral presentation allows customers to ask questions and clarify the points of the contract on which they are not clear. The consultant can then provide the discussed details via a written document signed by both the consultant and the client. If you work with children, adolescents or vulnerable adults for whom it may be necessary to obtain informed consent from a parent, primary guardian or relevant third party, be sure to include a section in the contract where you can collect names, signatures and data for such consent. Please learn more about working with these customers through the NCS Security Policy. • Type of consulting work – this is a very short job (a small introductory paragraph on how you work). (i.e. – comply with all terms and conditions used; that you carry out regular progress checks; that you work towards an agreed end of the consulting work; that the client may “feel worse before they feel better” etc…).). A “consulting contract” (or “consulting contract”) is a mutual agreement between the advisor and the client in which the structure of the therapeutic working alliance is presented. www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/members/information/benefits/. • Details on relevant memberships to associations and information on independent complaint processes Further information on ethical work can be found in the following online workshop: 37. We will avoid continuing or resecting relationships with former clients that could harm the client or affect the benefits of the therapeutic work performed.
We are aware that conflicts of interest and issues of power or dependency may persist even after the official end of our working relationship with a client, caregiver or intern. Therefore: a. we will exercise caution before establishing personal or commercial relationships with former customers. We avoid sexual or intimate relationships with former clients or people close to them. Exceptionally, such a relationship is only permitted after careful consideration in supervision and, as far as possible, after discussions with experienced colleagues or other persons concerned about the integrity of the consulting professions, if: It is proposed that consulting contracts be submitted in writing, if necessary, to ensure clarity (see ncs Code of Ethics, item 9). Submitted in the form of a written document, there may also be the necessary space for legal intervention if the conditions are not met. A consulting contract ensures that the consultation process is carried out in a good, safe and professional manner and highlights the consultant`s responsibilities to clients as well as the client`s responsibilities to the consultant. A consultation contract is also a transparent basis for informed consent. The consulting contract does not have to be a long document. It is usually a single page (maximum two pages) and contains a list of important elements to create a safe, confidential and professional advice center. 31. We will carefully consider how we enter into an agreement with customers and enter into contracts with them on the terms on which our services are provided.
Care is taken to: a. conclude an agreement or contract that takes into account as far as possible the expressed needs and decisions of each client. Communicate the terms of the agreement or contract in a way that is easily understandable by the customer and corresponds to its context. clearly state how a customer`s confidentiality and privacy are protected and under what circumstances confidential or private information is disclosed to third parties. .