Code Of Ethics 

I adhere to the CRPO & NGH code of ethics as detail below

Please note that the CRPO code of ethics supersedes the NGH code of ethics.
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario Ethics Pledge

Code of Ethics

As a Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario, I strive to practise safely, effectively and ethically, and to uphold the following principles:


Autonomy & Dignity of All Persons

To respect diversity, and the dignity and rights of all persons; to reject all forms of harassment and abuse; and to maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries at all times.


Excellence in Professional Practice

To work in the best interests of clients; to work within my abilities and competencies; and to pursue personal and professional growth throughout my career.



To openly inform clients about options, potential risks and benefits of professional services; to recognize and strive to challenge my own professional and personal biases; and to consult on ethical dilemmas.



To stand against oppression and discrimination, and strive to support justice and fairness in my professional and personal dealings.


Responsible Citizenship

To participate in my community as a responsible citizen, always mindful of my role as a trusted professional; and to consult on potential conflicts-of-interest and other personal- professional challenges.


Responsible Research

To conduct only such research as potentially benefit society, and to do so safely, ethically and with the informed consent of all participants.


Support for Colleagues

To respect colleagues, co-workers, students, and members of other disciplines; to supervise responsibly; to work collaboratively; and to inspire others to excellence.



The National Guild of Hypnotists requires its members to conform to the following ethical principles, and shall hold members accountable for any departure from these principles, which may include revocation of membership.

A. Client Welfare: Members shall make the physical and mental well-being of each client a prime consideration.

B. Client Safety: Members shall not engage in verbal, physical, or sexual abuse of any client.

C. Practice Limits: Members shall use hypnosis strictly within the limits of their training and competence and in conformity to the laws of their state.

D. Advertising: Members shall be truthful in their advertising.

E. Credentials: Members shall always be honest about the nature of their titles and degrees when referring to them to the general public, the media, and within the confines of our profession.

F. Referred Practice: Members shall engage in hypnotic work with a client regarding a medical or mental disease only on written referral from an appropriately licensed medical or mental health professional, except when otherwise provided for by state law.

G. Reasonable Practice: Members shall withhold non-referred hypnotic services if a client's behaviour, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional. Members shall provide services to such clients only after evaluation and with the approval of the licensed health care professional.

H. Colleagues: Members shall treat hypnotist colleagues without public defamation.