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How much does Counselling Cost?Going private ~ not breaking the bank

You're thinking about going private for counselling and choosing Dean Richardson of Havant Counselling. Discover on this page how affordable weekly sessions with Havant Counselling can be…

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Affordable Prices

Affordable private counselling costs. Highly experienced, fully qualified & effective Havant Counsellor, Dean Richardson MNCS(Accredited Registrant).

Pay as you Go

Pay for the counselling service you need. No one-size-fits-all costs.

Different costs for different services and session lengths.

Sliding Scale

Low income? Havant Counselling may be able to invite you to discuss a lower counselling session fee.

You can Afford Private Counselling.

Only pay for the cost of the counselling service you need.

You pay-as-you-go for each weekly session at Havant Counselling (no massive monthly invoices, or (with some private therapists) being asked to pay several sessions in advance).

Counselling fee are paid once a week and – with Havant Counselling – no VAT is added on the top of your fees.

For individual and couple counselling, fees are per 50-minute weekly session (90-minute weekly sessions are available/optional if you prefer).

For group counselling, fees are per 90-minute weekly session.

Some people prefer to attend longer sessions (e.g. 90 minutes) and some people prefer to meet more regularly than once a week. These are options, available to suit your needs and can be discussed before or during therapy – as suits you.

You will be given full written details in a welcome pack prior to your first session.

Counselling Fees

Havant Counselling’s Price Guarantee.

No fee increases during the time you’re in counselling*. The fee charged when we start our work, will not change for the entire time we work together.

Whether we work for a handful of sessions, or for several years, you will pay the same fee as when we began.

*Should we agree for you to pay a lower fee (sliding scale / a fee you can responsibly afford) the fee you pay will be based upon your income and expenses. So, when your circumstances change (e.g. you gain a larger income, or your expenses change) then your fee will change to reflect this fairly. This is to sure that you are paying what you can afford.

Counselling Fees.

Fees are paid weekly in cash, by card or bank transfer. You can pay in person (cash/card) or online (via my website or your banking app). Cancelled sessions attract a cancellation fee which is also payable on the week of the cancellation.

*1 – The per-person per-session fee may be flexible if the fee is spread across all participants. For example, the cost of a 4-member group would be £140; if one person wished to pay less (£20) and another person were to pay more (£50) then this would be acceptable provided that the whole group agreed to this and the total the group paid was still £140.

Counselling Fees may be paid online (using my online/PayPal page) by card, bank transfer or a PayPal account. They may also be paid in person by cash, cheque or credit card. There are no surcharges for paying by credit nor debit card whether you choose to pay online or by card in person.

I ask for a refundable £30 deposit to secure our first session. This deposit is refundable if you cancel with greater than 48 hours notice, otherwise it covers expenses lost due to late cancellation.

How you’ll Pay.

I accept payments in person by cash, cheque, card, banking apps, bank transfer, Google Pay, Apple Pay or PayPal

If paying remotely, you may use your banking app, bank transfer or using your credit/debit card via my card processing services: PayPal or iZettle.

Read more about: Paying for your Counselling Online.

Chip-n-pin & Contactless cards Accepted in Person.

You may pay for your counselling session in person using your credit or debit card. Chip-n-pin, swipe and contactless cards are accepted.

Contactless cards currently limits a payment to a maximum of £45 (per-transaction).

Apply Pay & Google Pay Accepted in Person.

You may pay for your counselling session in person using Apple Pay or Google Pay, Smartphone and Smartwatch payments are accepted.

Apple & Google Pay have no maximum per-transaction limit, but Apple may not support a payment greater than £45, and Google Pay may require you to enter your pin for a payment greater than £45.

*Bank Transfers & Faster BACS Payments.

BACS payments are payments made from your bank account to another person's bank account. There's no fees for BACS payments. You can use your smartphone's banking app to set up and make payments this way. During our first appointment I will give you my bank account details so that you may pay using your own banking app if you wish.

Optionally, if you have your own PayPal account, you may use the payment form (above) to begin a PayPal payment and select your bank account to make a transfer.

Low Income Counselling Fees?

Private Counselling is not free of charge – it’s operated as a business (contrast with Charities that receive donations and raise funds). If you’re finding private counselling costs difficult to afford, I may offer a “sliding scale” – a per-session cost based upon your responsible ability to pay.

We will need to have an open discussion, to talk about your income, savings and your expenses so that we may negotiate a fee that you can responsibly afford.

IMPORTANT: if you are interested in discussing a lower fee, you must bring this up when you contact me. Places are strictly limited (because your fee would be personally subsidised by me) and if I have no places available – or cannot afford to sponsor your counselling – you will need to know this during our initial correspondence.

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