— 30 Mar 2018 15:09:47 by Mel Withers
Rock Clinic statement on negative social media comments
The Rock Clinic Association is aware that negative comments have been posted on social media to ‘forewarn people before they go to the Clinic’ in relation to comments made regarding transgender in the public and social media profile of one of the therapists working independently at the Clinic.
Our Equal Opportunity Policy states:
We are also committed to achieving equality of opportunity in access to and provision of our services. As such we endeavour, in as far as is practicable, to provide treatment and facilities that are accessible, welcoming and available to all and to ensure that no-one feels disadvantaged or excluded from the services we offer.
No person using the services or working for the RCA will be treated less favourably than any other person because of their age, appearance, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, HIV status, medical condition, political views, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or trade union involvement (excepting those services that by their nature are specifically related to a particular client group).
The Association has a well-established reputation within the community of offering low-cost and affordable therapy. All staff and therapists working at the Association have a genuine commitment to working with anyone in psychological distress to help them explore and help alleviate some of the frightening and painful feelings and emotions they may be experiencing for whatever reason. We are concerned that misplaced comments on social media, however well-meaning within their context, would cause further anxiety and distress to anyone who would want to approach the Clinic to discuss their experiences therapeutically in a non-judgemental and safe environment.