Fees

Consultation rates

My standard rate is $150 per hour (includes GST) for all clients. Rates may vary depending on urgency, report-writing and other expenses.

 

You may be eligible for financial support through your employer (under an EAP agreement), ACC (due to mental injury), Work and Income (where hardship is an issue), or Compass Health (previously called Primary Health Organisation) if you meet their criteria.

 

For people on low incomes, therapy sessions may be eligible for a Disability Allowance funded through WINZ.  The term Disability is interpreted very broadly by WINZ and includes common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and stress, which is likely to last at least 6 months and have ongoing additional costs arising from that disability, such as therapy sessions. If you think you qualify, you can request an application form from WINZ (link http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/individuals/a-z-benefits/disability-allowance.html ), ask your GP to complete the GP section of the form and bring the form to your first therapy appointment for me to complete.

 

Payment method

I do not have EFTPOS or Credit Cards facilities. Payment can be made by cash or cheque at the time of the session. There is provision for direct deposit including internet banking after the first session. 24 hours’ notice is required for all session cancellation. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, or not attended will be charged at 50%.