Consultation Fees

Psychotherapy, Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy – Consultation Fee Rise:

The following consultation fee structure comes into effect Wednesday 1st of August 2018 for all new clients and those that pay on a session by session consultation basis. Exceptions apply*.

Unfortunately, the costs associated with being a psychotherapist and the cost of living have increased significantly since 2015, when the last consultation fee structure changes were implemented. In that time, lighting, heating, rents, association fees, insurances, on-going professional development, essential compliance requirements such as first aid, etc have gone up, up, up.

Our nations politicians and bureaucrats receive wag increases every 1-2 years without question while the rest of us tolerate a decline in real term income.

In setting my consultation fees I have taken into account, comparative wages rates for other industries:

Plumber, Electrician, Builders who charge over $100 for a call out and then plus, plus, plus, luckily for them they do not have to undergo industry on-going professional development, supervision and other requirements once they are qualified as do counsellors, hypnotherapists and psychotherapists.

Psychotherapy, Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy

Initial Consultations are now a fixed duration of 75 minutes. The cost of an initial consultation is $220 inclusive of GST.

Follow Up Consultations are now a fixed duration of 50 minutes and the cost of these consultations is now $220 inclusive of GST.

Bundled Packages

Bundle Offer Includes Reduced Cost Per session Cost Savings $ and %
3 session bundle Includes the initial consultation of 75 minutes plus 2 follow ups of 50 minutes $650 $216.67 $25 or 3.7%
5 session bundle Includes the initial consultation of 75 minutes plus 4 follow ups of 50 minutes $1,050 $210.00 $75 or 6.7%
7 session bundle Includes the initial consultation of 75 minutes plus 6 follow ups of 50 minutes $1,450 $207.14 $125 or 7.9%
9 session bundle Includes the initial consultation of 75 minutes plus 8 follow ups of 50 minutes $1,800 $200.00 $225 or 11.1%

 

 

* Exceptions: For those clients that have previously purchased a bundle of 3, 4 or 5 consultation sessions, your rate existing rates remain in place for the duration of your bundled packages. You can renew your bundles at the old rates before they expire.