REBHP fully supports the principle of equal opportunities and opposes all unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, colour, racial origin, nationality, disability, age, creed, sexual orientation, marital status and social background.
REBHP aims to ensure that equality of opportunity is promoted and that unlawful or unfair discrimination, whether direct or indirect, is eliminated both in its own employment practices, and in access to membership.
All practicing members must adhere to a policy of equal opportunity and access to therapy irrespective of gender, creed, colour, nationality, religion, disability, lifestyle, age, sexuality, social, economic or immigration status.
Members undertake to actively consider issues of diversity and equality and acknowledge the need for a continuing process of self-enquiry, self-awareness and professional development with regard to such prejudices.
This does not contradict the therapist’s duty to exclude potential clients from therapy where a psychiatric or general medical condition might present a risk or otherwise render them unsuitable for hypnotherapy – or where the condition is beyond the sphere of competence of the therapist.