Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN THE FIRST THREE SESSIONS?

The first three to four sessions will be used to explore your concerns in the context of your life. This is referred to as the clinical assessment phase and is used for therapy planning. The assessment phase ensures that the therapy phase will move as smoothly, as quickly and as successfully as possible. 

HOW LONG WILL THE THERAPY PROCESS TAKE?

After the assessment phase we will discuss a therapy plan and estimate the number of sessions you will require. The length of the therapy phase varies depending on your difficulties and the goals of therapy, however it typically lasts around 9-12 sessions. 

HOW FREQUENTLY WILL I ATTEND SESSIONS?

Sessions typically take place once a week.

 

HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

Each session lasts 50-55 minutes.

WILL MY MEDICAL AID COVER THE COST OF SESSIONS?

I am registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), so all medical aids will cover the cost of sessions to the degree that they make provision for psychotherapeutic services. It is always advised that you confirm with your medical aid what your annual benefit for psychological services is. 

HOW MUCH DOES EACH SESSION COST?

Cash immediately after session: R850 per session

Card / Monthly billing: R950 per session 

Medical Aid Rates are Approximately R1050 per session.

WHAT ARE YOUR OFFICE HOURS?

Office hours are 9am – 6pm, Monday to Thursday. All sessions are to be booked in advance. Please see contact page.

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