What Are Our Ethics


As an Addiction Therapist practising in Salisbury, I commit to the highest standards of ethical practice and professional conduct. My primary goal is to provide compassionate, effective, and confidential care to individuals struggling with addiction. To this end, I pledge to adhere to the following principles:

 Respect for Clients

1. Dignity and Worth: I will treat all clients with respect, regardless of their background, beliefs, or circumstances.

2. Autonomy: I will support clients' rights to make their own decisions and respect their autonomy in their journey towards recovery.


3. Privacy Protection: I will protect the confidentiality of all client information, disclosing it only with the client's consent or as required by law.

4. Secure Records: I will ensure that all records and communications are stored securely to prevent unauthorized access.

Professional Integrity

5. Honesty and Transparency: I will provide honest and clear communication about treatment options, risks, and expected outcomes.

6. Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: I will avoid any conflicts of interest that could compromise my professional judgment or the integrity of the therapeutic relationship.


7. Continuous Learning: I will engage in ongoing education and training to ensure that my knowledge and skills remain current and effective.

8. Evidence-Based Practice: I will use evidence-based approaches and interventions in my practice, tailoring them to meet the unique needs of each client.

Client-Centred Care

9. Individualized Treatment: I will develop and implement treatment plans that are tailored to the specific needs and goals of each client.

10. Empowerment: I will encourage and empower clients to take an active role in their treatment and recovery process.

 Ethical Responsibility

11. Non-Discrimination: I will not discriminate against clients based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socioeconomic status.

12. Reporting Ethical Violations: I will take appropriate action if I become aware of any unethical conduct by colleagues or other professionals.

Collaboration and Advocacy

13. Interdisciplinary Cooperation: I will collaborate with other healthcare professionals, agencies, and organizations to provide comprehensive care for my clients.

14. Advocacy: I will advocate for policies and practices that support the well-being and recovery of individuals with addiction.

By adhering to these principles, I commit to fostering a therapeutic environment that promotes trust, healing, and recovery for all my clients.



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