Thank you Alex,
This was helpful. It makes me aware that I am subject to the 1982 Goods and Services Act.
I am not a member of a professional body and in that I now close now to retiring, it would not be worthwhile to register with one. Though fully qualified, I have worked independently without any problem until now.
What you say is helpful in that I have not caused her harm. I have simply sought to end my dealings with her.
I will as you suggest, have no further dealings with her. And I have a record of all her email messages.
Thank you for your help.
ps The thing now is simply to wait until I hear anything further, and then seek legal advice as to how best to proceed.
I am rather nervous because this is the first time in my life that I have had this kind of experience. The connection with this person was also excellent until now.
She may of course claim that my seeking to end the treatment was a breach of contract and with this I shall have to deal when it come.
Meanwhile, I just wait - for the axe to fall :(
Is there any person - solicitor - in the Stoke on Trent area whom you are free to recommend? Probably not, but I thought would ask anyway. David