How long does a session last?
- Individual therapy sessions usually last 50 minutes.
- Extended, or joint/couples’ sessions are available on request and last 90 minutes.
- The fee for a 50-minute session is €80, while the fee for an extended, 90-minute (1.5 hour) session is €150.
- Therapy sessions are supplied via Zoom. If you prefer to use Skype or FaceTime, that’s no problem.
- A reduced fee for a limited number of sessions can be discussed in cases of genuine need. Contact me to discuss your circumstances.
- Consultations are by appointment only.
- Consultation fees are taken at the time of booking online and can be made by credit or debit card.
- If you book by phone then your credit/debit card number will be taken at time of booking.
- Should you fail to turn up for your consultation or fail to give 48 hours’ notice, the full fee will be charged and/or no refund given.
- A minimum of 48 hours’ notice must be given if you need to cancel an appointment. This policy applies so that Kear can offer the appointment to someone else who is waiting. If less than 48 hours’ notice is provided, then the full session fee applies.
- Clients are expected to give 48 hours’ notice of a cancelled appointment. If this does not happen, they are liable for the full fee for that session. .
- If you fail to turn up to an appointment, without making contact in advance to cancel or reschedule then the full fee is charged as a failed appointment fee.
- If you repeatedly fail to turn up to a scheduled appointment and/or you neglect to get in touch about this or respond to any messages, Kear reserves the right to no longer see you as a client.
This policy applies to everyone.
Kear has a busy practice and cannot continue to offer sessions that are repeatedly missed as this leads to an increased waiting list for others wishing to be seen, and unnecessary wasted time for all concerned.
Frequent cancellations and missed appointments are often an indication of lack of readiness to fully face and deal with the issues that have bought you to therapy in the first place. This is ok, and it happens all the time. Kear simply requests that if this is, or becomes, the case for you at any point in your contact, that you let her know as soon as you can. Taking a break from therapy for a while can be helpful, and indeed, therapeutic in it’s self if it is managed and negotiated between therapist and client in an open and honest way.
Confidentiality: All dealings with clients are dealt with in the strictest confidence and subject to standards laid down by our professional organisations, the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Code of Ethics.