Code of Ethics
It is important to have a code of ethics in any service profession. As a practitioner I believe that it is even more important to have an ethical code as we work so closely with our clients to help them through the issues and concerns they may be wrestling with. I am passionate about my work and desire to help people find their way through dark and sometimes frightening turns. The below codes of conduct are influenced and inspired by many sources that include the medical profession, other practitioners, educational institutions and my own professional experience. Below are my codes of conduct and beliefs that I live by in my work and that I teach as I work with and mentor my students.
As a practitioner I am a professional. I will always present myself professionally and maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.
I am a positive presence in the community.
I am an ethical practitioner. I will always be aware of and practice within the laws that govern the territory in which I practice. I will not state that I can be 100% accurate or claim skills that I do not have or am not trained in.
I am a fair practitioner. I will apply fees that are reasonable and fair, based on my skills and experience. I will not misuse or take advantage of clients just to keep them enaged and paying fees.
I am a confidential practitioner. I will work with my clients with compassion and will keep their information and outcomes confidential. I will obtain their permission before using their real names and situations as examples for any purpose in my work.
I will use my gifts to work with my clients for the greater good. I work for the good of all involved and or in the design of Divine order.
I am respectful of individuals. I will respect an individual’s right to refuse service and will not force unsolicited messages, directions or services on anyone.
I am a collaborator. I will work positively with my peers and other professionals in the community to create a positive connection. I will not work against, speak negatively or undermine other practitioners as I work with my clients.
I am a teacher. I confirm that my skills, education and inspirations are valid. I will provide the highest quality of knowledge to my students. All teachings are from my own experiences and training and that which is not I will properly cite the sources.
I am a practitioner with integrity. I will always answer questions truthfully and if I do not know the answer I will find it out or direct you to someone who specializes in the area you need.