1.  As a client, I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being during my coaching calls, including my choices and decisions.   I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time.   I recognize that coaching is not psychotherapy, medical advice, or psychiatric care and that professional referrals will be given if needed.
  2. I understand that "life coaching" is a relationship I have with my coach that is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional, business, health, spiritual and other professional goals and carry out a strategy/plan/action for acheiving those goals
  3. I understand that life coaching is comprehensive and may involve exploration into all areas of my life, including work, finances, health, spiritual, relationships, education, and recreation.  I acknowledge that deciding how to handle these issues and implement my choices is exclusively my responsibility.
  4. I understand that life coaching does not treat mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association.   I understand that life coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment, and I will not use it in place of any form of therapy.
  5. I promise that if I am currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a mental health professional, that I have consulted with this person regarding the advisability of working with a life coach and that this person is aware of my decision to proceed with life coaching.
  6. I understand that the information will be held as confidential unless I state otherwise in writing, except as required by law.
  7. I understand that certain topics may be anonymously shared with other coaching professionals for training or consultation purposes.
  8. I understand that life coacing is not to be used in lieu of professional advice.  I will seek professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual, or other matters.  I understand that all decisions in these areas are exclusively mine, and I acknowledge that my decision and my actions regarding them are my responsibility.
  9. I will provide a minimum of an 8 hour notice before the cancellation of a coaching session.    If a minimum of 8 hours is provided before cancellation, sessions may be rescheduled or refunded.
Email: derrick@thirdandlongcoaching.com
Phone: 971-238-9165