2.4 A member shall at the time when any person first becomes their patient disclose if requested to such person the usual terms and conditions under which they will continue to see that person.

2.5 A member shall not behave in an unprofessional manner towards another psychoanalyst, whether or not a member, in connection with any communication with a patient, former patient or potential patient. Psychoanalysis is a questioning tradition. At all times, a member who wishes to raise a critique shall do so in a manner that is respectful of patients, former patients, trainees, colleagues (whether or not members) and the profession as a whole.

2.6 Psychoanalysis is a talking cure, and so sexual contact and physical constraint is antithetical to the practice which rests on a professional relationship between member and patient which has consequences beyond and after the termination of the analysis. Complaints about members of the College should be referred to their training organisation (the organisation with which they trained or joined thereafter) or by the relevant registration body accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Complainants may, of course, have recourse to legal channels, and the College supports free and open access to the law in such cases.

2.7 Save in respect of professional fees a member shall not have any dealings with their patient which might result in any financial or other benefit to the member.

2.8 Save where restraint is necessary (in which case only the minimum amount of force necessary in the circumstances shall be used) a member shall not physically constrain a patient.

2.9 A member shall not treat nor continue to treat a patient if the member is (a) by reason of physical illness, distress or ageing incapable of exercising proper skill and judgment or (b) under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

2.10 A member shall not advertise to the public in a manner where any advertisement contains inaccurate or untruthful material or makes false claims.

2.11 A member shall maintain continuous professional indemnity insurance.

2.12 A member shall not bring into disrepute either the College or the profession of psychoanalysis.