What happens in an initial consultation?​

In an initial consultation we will discuss some of the issues that have brought you to therapy and how therapy may benefit you. If I feel that another form of psychological support may be more suitable to your needs, I will suggest alternative options for you and help you to arrange a consultation with them.

What is the fee per therapy session?

The fee is €50 per individual therapy session.

The fee is €70 per couples therapy session.

How long are sessions?

Sessions last 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples.

How often do I need to attend?

Sessions are offered on a weekly basis. When therapy is coming towards an end, we may agree to meet on a fortnightly basis to gradually end the therapy process. When therapy ends, a follow-up appointment in a month or more can also be offered where desired. Clients are always very welcome to return to therapy at any point in the future should they wish to.

How long does therapy last?

The length of therapy depends on each individual’s needs. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy as sought. I generally suggest 6 sessions to begin followed by a review of the therapeutic work and the client can decide if they wish to continue.

What is your cancellation policy?

I operate a 48 hours cancellation policy. If you cancel your appointment within 48 hours it will be unlikely that I will be able to fill your appointment with another client at short notice so you will be responsible for payment of the full session fee. If I am able to accommodate an alternative appointment time for you to occur in the same working week, I will be happy to waive the cancellation charge.

Will my healthcare insurance cover therapy sessions?

 

I am an approved Laya healthcare psychotherapist. If you are under the schemes below you can avail of 12 sessions with 90% of the cost covered by Laya:

 

  • Excel Care

  • 360 Care

  • 360 Care Select

If you are not on those particular Laya plans or if your policy is with another health insurance provider, I recommend contacting your insurance provider prior to making an appointment to check if you are covered.

 

© 2019 by Grace Harrison (MIACP), M.Sc., B.A. (Hons.).