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Code of Ethics and Practice

This Code sets out common minimum standards that apply to UK-based essence practitioners who are registered with the Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners. Practitioners should read this Code in conjunction with the Codes of Practice or Conduct and other guidance issued by their Member Organisation.

  • Practitioners shall ensure that they are medically, physically, emotionally and psychologically fit to practise.
  • Practitioners shall ensure that they work in a suitable environment for their practice.
  • Practitioners shall hold current insurance for personal and professional liability.
  • Practitioners shall meet the highest professional and ethical standards and shall at all times conduct themselves in an honourable, moral, courteous and respectful manner.
  • Practitioners shall comply with a programme of continuing professional development to maintain their professional competency, knowledge and skills.
  • Practitioners must comply with all relevant UK laws including but not limited to:
  • regulations on the reporting and treatment of notifiable diseases.
  • regulations pertaining to working with children.
  • regulations on working with animals.
  • regulations regarding working with clients who may require medical treatment.
  • the Data Protection Act.
  • regulations on working with essences.
  • Advertising and statements made to clients shall not contain anything that is false, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, illegal or unfair.
  • Practitioners will ensure clients have all the information they need to make an informed choice about the service being offered, before it takes place.
  • Fees and other terms, including cancellation policies and the degree of confidentiality offered, shall be established before the first consultation begins.
  • Practitioners will use appropriate methods to select essences.
  • Practitioners will keep appropriate records and ensure that these and anything else pertaining to client work remains confidential unless the law requires disclosure.
  • Practitioners shall set and monitor boundaries for their practitioner/client relationships and make these explicit to clients.
  • Practitioners shall be sensitive to their clients’ problems, needs and feelings, and to their cultural, religious, spiritual, political and social views, backgrounds and beliefs.
  • Practitioners shall treat all clients equally irrespective of race, colour, creed and sex.
  • Practitioners shall be aware of and responsible for their own personal safety and shall take steps to ensure that it is not compromised.
  • Practitioners shall decline cases that exceed their capacity, training or competence and, where appropriate, will seek to refer them to a more qualified person.
  • Practitioners must not practise any healing modality including medical diagnosis and treatment unless they are trained and qualified to do so, and will refer clients seeking such help to an appropriate competent person.
  • Practitioners will accept and agree to abide by the complaints procedure of COREP, as well as the complaints and disciplinary procedures of their relevant COREP Member Organisation(s).
  • Practitioners and their practice are subject to UK laws and any clause of the Code that would be invalid under UK law is understood not to apply.
  • COREP reserves the right to amend the Code to meet changing professional, legal or regulatory requirements.

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