Price list for CBT/counselling therapy sessions at Rochester, Kent
I try to keep costs as low as possible to enable as many people to access therapy as possible. I am very transparent about costing, there are no hidden extras. I charge the same for assessments as I do for sessions. How many sessions you will need will vary enormously. A very rough average is 10-20 sessions with usually a minimum of 6.
£65.00 per hour for individual therapy (usually sessions last for 50-60 minutes).
If I am travelling to you I charge 45 pence per mile round trip. Some disorders require some 90 minute sessions. Commonly with PTSD. I will advise you of this at our first session should I think this is appropriate. Generally through a course of 12 sessions this might be for 2-3 sessions but varies according to need and might be more or less or not required. If you are accompanying your child for their therapy there is not an extra charge for you sitting in on the session. 90 minute sessions cost £75.00.
Payment can be made via bank transfer 48 hours in advance of your session. If you do not attend or cancel your session with less than 48 hours notice no refund will be made. This is in accordance with my cancellation policy.
I no longer accept cheques
Paying via health insurance
I work with many insurers. Please ring your insurer and make sure that you are covered for therapy. I am accredited with the BABCP and so as long as your policy covers therapy, or they may call it counselling, they should accept me as a provider for them if I am not already registered with them. However, please do ensure that they will cover you and how many sessions they will cover you for. This is your responsibility. Please note that if you are not covered you are liable for payments for your sessions.
I do charge a higher fee for insurance clients. This is because insurers require reports and liaison that can take up quite a bit of time. I therefore include this for them in a increased hourly rate to save the confusion of many invoices. If you have any questions about this then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please find below some health insurers logo's that will link to their website so it makes it easier for you to contact them. Don't worry if your insurer's logo does not appear, I probably do work with them or can arrange to if I don't already.
Vitality Health may require you to have a referral to me via a psychiatrist. Please check with them when you call them to make a claim.
Most health insurance companies require a letter from your GP, again please check when you make your claim.
I require 48 hours notice of cancellation to give me the opportunity to fill your slot. If you do not give me 48 hours notice then I will charge you in full for the missed session. I am very understanding but have found that some clients abuse this and so I will be enforcing this in 2017. This is always difficult so please avoid this situation and give me prior notice if you need to cancel. I need to fill slots in order to continue to be able to offer a service.