CSTA-registered practitioners are aware of the need to protect the safety of all their clients, whether adults or children. We have produced detailed advice on this topic for practitioners in our Safeguarding document. In addition, our Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice documents include advice and requirements for practitioners.
If you are a client you should feel comfortable and safe at all times during the treatment, and you should feel able to stop the session at any time. You will remain clothed and should feel able to choose whether the practitioner makes contact or not with any part of your body.
When a vulnerable client is receiving CST, we strongly recommend that a caregiver is present during the session. This is to ensure that everyone feels safe and comfortable, and it means that both can ask questions about the treatment if needed. However, if you prefer not to have your caregiver present you and your caregiver should discuss this carefully with your practitioner to make sure it’s the right decision for you.
Overall it is important that you feel that you are in charge of the session, and the practitioner should never do or ask you to do anything you feel uncomfortable about.
If you have any questions please email our Secretary, who will make sure you get the advice that you need.