Last reviewed: July 2020
At Plumm we genuinely believe that clarity is key thus we want to make sure boundaries are respected and you understand what to expect from us.
PLUMM is not a crisis service click here to copy this link
We are not an immediate crisis service and we don't employ staff to be on call. We're also not a medical service. If you think you're having an emotional crisis, please call NHS 111 for non-emergency advice. If you think you might harm yourself or someone else, please call the Samaritans on 116 123, ring 999, or go straight to A&E.
PLUMM is not a replacement for medical treatment click here to copy this link
Plumm’s therapists and coaches are able to support you if you want to keep on top of your emotional wellbeing. They can work with you if you experience anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems, so long as you're able to manage your wellbeing day-to-day and aren't considering causing harm to yourself or others. If you need more support than Plumm can offer, we will work with you to help you find that support.
PLUMM is 100% confidential within legal & ethical limits click here to copy this link
According to UK law, our mental health professionals have to contact the emergency services if they believe you might hurt yourself or someone else, or if you mention terrorism or money laundering. If you're involved in a crime, a UK court might ask us to share any information we have on you and we'd legally have to agree, even if all the information we hold about you is your session booking details.
All of our therapists are required by the Ethical Framework to have a clinical supervisor. Therapists may discuss some of their work with their clinical supervisor, but if they do, they must keep you anonymous. This means they won't tell their clinical supervisors anything that could identify you - they will only discuss clinical matters, such as what technique to employ or how they can support you better.
PLUMM does not offer advice click here to copy this link
Therapy is not advice. Our mental health professionals can't tell you how to live your life. (Nor would you want them to.) Therapy is about helping you find your own answers.
Our therapists and coaches will use their training and clinical experience to offer you the best guidance and mental health support possible. When you send us a question through the Chat Therapy service, our therapists will give you their thoughts about the sorts of things you might want to consider, given the limited information you shared. Where we feel that your question would be better addressed in a therapy session, we'll say so in our reply. If we are concerned about you, we may encourage you to work with us to find further support. Or it may be that during therapy our therapists ask you questions that challenge your assumptions. None of these things means that we're telling you what to do. Your choices define you, so we can't make them for you.
The language Plumm and our therapists and coaches use will always make this boundary clear. If you ever feel that this isn't so, please let us know immediately by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLUMM is dedicated to providing a platinum-standard service click here to copy this link
We take the privacy and security of your data very seriously. We're GDPR compliant. We monitor the quality of service that our therapists and coaches provide, and make sure they stick to the Ethical Framework set out by the UK’s leading regulatory bodies (BACP, UKCP, HCPC).
All of our therapists and coaches are insured and practice under UK law. If you are based in a different country, this means any legal action would have to be raised in a UK court. Obviously, we hope it will never get to this.
If you're not sure about something, have any questions, or would like to give us feedback, just drop us an email at email@example.com. We respond within one working day.
If you wish to raise a therapeutic concern or complaint about a mental health professional, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org privately and securely. We begin a full investigation for any report sent to this email address.
PLUMM would require you to cancel on time click here to copy this link
We are a fully remote, super flexible, bunch of people and although we love being understanding we also appreciate being respected. This is why we need 24 hours notice if you can’t attend your therapy sessions with Plumm. If you can’t make a session, just reschedule using the link available in the confirmation email, or email us as soon as you know you can’t make it.
If you give us 24 hours’ notice, you can just reschedule the session for another time. If you cancel late or arrive late for the session, we’re going to have to count that session as used, whether you were there or not. (We always pay our therapists and coaches for booked sessions.)
Also, if you are having a course of therapy and miss more than two consecutive sessions, we’re going to automatically cancel the remaining therapy sessions. This is because we hate wasting therapy sessions when there are so many people out there who need it.
PLUMM needs you to do your homework click here to copy this link
We do everything we can, on our end, to make sure Plumm therapy sessions run smoothly. However, some things are on you.
You’re responsible for finding a private and safe location wherein to have your session, a space where you can speak without fear of being overheard or interrupted.
You’re also responsible for letting those around you know that you don’t want to be interrupted during your therapy session.
Finally, you need to make sure you have a good enough internet connection to attend the session, as poor internet connections may affect the quality of your session. So please have a look at our troubleshooting tips, if your internet connection is poor. We’ll also try to help. If your therapy session is considerably disrupted by having a bad connection and your therapist informs us that you’ve missed a significant proportion of your session because of that, we will happily re-arrange that session for you.