What are the costs for counselling, psychotherapy & EMDR?
Charging for therapy is a delicate matter and the cost can sometimes feel overwhelming for some, or appear too small for others. I experimented over the years with fee structures and what I noticed is that those who value their own wellbeing are more likely to benefit from therapy. Investment and commitment in your therapy is a positive sign and will create better therapeutic outcomes. My prices are adjusted annually and below is my fee structure for 2021.
The first contact over phone is free and for us both to get to know each other. My aim is to get a sense for what may be going on for you so I understand whether I can help you. During this call we agree on a day and time for a first introductory session. During the introductory session we will also discuss my pricing and billing to determine what suits you best.
- Initial Phone Consultation (15 min): free
- Introductory Session: £70 or £100
Weekly Counselling & Psychotherapy
There are several factors that influence the cost of therapy, and therefore I need to find out first about your circumstances. Influencing factors are the length of sessions, frequency and how you book them.
- Regular Session: 50 minutes
- Couple or more than one person: 60 minutes
- EMDR: 60-90 minutes
- Home visits: 60-90 minutes
How do I pay for my sessions?
Via invoice and UK bank transfer.
Can I cancel my session?
Sessions can be cancelled 3 days in advance at no extra cost. Otherwise the full fee is charged.
How often do we have to meet?
For therapy to be most effective, a weekly routine is essential. Some clients appreciate to meet more frequently (e.g. twice a week). We will discuss the frequency in our first few sessions to find out what suits you best.
When do I need extended sessions?
Extended sessions are beneficial for EMDR processing. During our introductory session I will explain when they may be needed.
Do you offer concessions?
The absolute minimum for a session is £70. Here is a list of affordable counselling services in the UK.
Do you accept my private health insurance?
I will provide you with an invoices which is due on receipt. Please check with your insurance if they will reimburse you.
I started working with you in 2020. Will my fees change as well?
All contractually agreed fees before 2021 will remain intakt until we formally end therapy.