The hourly rate for individual therapy is R1180 and relationship therapy (two or more clients) is R1380
No, you will have to claim back yourself. I will give you an invoice after you pay, and you can use this invoice and your proof of payment to claim a portion of the amount for your session back from your medical aid.
No, you will have to check with your medical aid what the rate is for a session using procedure code 86205.
You will have to pay the session fee (R1180 for individual therapy and R1380 for relationship therapy) directly after your session. You can pay in cash or by card. If your session is online, you will have to pay via EFT on the day of your session or soon enough thereafter for the amount to clear before your next session. If claims are sent directly to your medical aid and your medical aid does not pay for whatever reason, it will be your responsibility to pay the account.
Bookings are made by appointment only. You can call or send a sms/WhatsApp message or an email ([email protected]) to schedule your appointment with me. Indicate what day of the week and time of day you would prefer, and I will send you available timeslots. Once we have agreed on a time and day that suits everyone involved, your appointment will be confirmed and directions to the office as well as intake forms will be sent to you via email.
Bookings are made by appointment only and 24 hours’ notice of cancellation is needed to avoid being charged for the missed session.
For your first session, you should come in about 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork if you haven’t already done so. The first session is an assessment session to plan the management of your situation. I gather information to assess the way forward. You can also ask me questions to decide whether I am the therapist for you. At the end of your first session we will also go over logistical matters, such as fees and payment arrangements as well as how to cancel an appointment. Referrals to other medical professionals might also be discussed. If part of the plan is to continue with therapy, a new appointment will be scheduled at the end of your assessment meeting to start therapy.
A typical psychotherapy session lasts 45 to 50 minutes. Don’t worry that you won’t know what to do once the session actually begins. It’s normal to feel a little anxious in the beginning. The first couple of sessions are spent on taking the time to tell your story. It allows me the opportunity to get to know you and your unique situation and you get to know me and how I work. It’s important not to rush this process.
How long psychotherapy takes depends on several factors: the type of problem or disorder, your characteristics and history, your goals for therapy, your level of insight and what’s going on in your life outside psychotherapy. It might be just a couple of sessions or it might take a year or two. It’s important to stick with psychotherapy long enough to give it a chance to work.
We will decide together when you are ready to end psychotherapy. I will assess whether you’ve achieved the goals you established at the beginning of the process and discuss this with you. Or you will let me know that you feel you are ready to end our process.
You might want to meet with me again in a couple of weeks or a month after psychotherapy ends just to report on how you’re doing. If all is well, you can wrap things up at that follow-up session. Or you might choose not to have a check in session and only continue with therapy in the future when you feel the need again or a new matter arises. You can simply contact me again whenever you need to.