Frequently asked questions
Prospective clients who have never consulted a psychotherapist understandably often have a number of questions. Some of the more common (frequent) questions are listed and answered below. Hopefully this will answer a number of your own questions. However, if you have any additional questions concerning therapy please feel free to email me and I shall do my best to answer them.
Do I need to be referred by my doctor?
No not necessarily. While some clients may be referred by other health professionals like their local doctor, client's may refer themselves if they are going to be paying for psychotherapy themselves rather than making use of private medical insurance or employee assistance programmes. Some private medical insurers may require assessment from a general practitioner or psychiatrist first, so if you plan to pay via medical insurance you may need to check if this is the case with your particular insurer.
Can I use my medical insurance?
Yes, provided that your particular medical insurance policy provides for psychotherapy. It is always best to check this with your medical insurer before making an appointment, to see if you are covered for psychotherapy, whether they require assessment or referral from another health professional and what the annual limit for this would be. Often, once your medical insurer approves the psychotherapy they will issue you with an authorisation code for the therapist to use on your behalf.
How much do you charge?
Please see service fees
Would I need to attend my session/s on the same day and at the same time each week?
Not necessarily. It is usually easier to schedule sessions this way, but you can always arrange a different day or time for your next depending on what is available. However, 48 hours notice must be given to reschedule or cancel an appointment to avoid any unnecessary charges. While weekly sessions are often more beneficial in aiding progress, sessions may be be spread further apart. Towards the end of treatment it is not uncommon to begin to schedule sessions further apart with a follow-up session after the final session a number of months later
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