Do you charge for missed sessions?

Hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin
Psychotherapy in Berlin - Specialization: Fears and Anxiety Disorders

How about a missed session?

 

Yes, I charge for missed sessions. Sessions need to be regarded with priority from both participants in order to be of lasting value. Late cancellations and no-shows are not respectful to the therapist’s time, result in decreased treatment effectiveness, and deprive other patients.

My cancellation policy is based on years of experience in the field, which of course may differ from how other professionals operate, who may be able to be flexible with cancellations. I can only work effectively with people who value my time and take responsibility for any time set aside.

Full session fees are payable for cancellations made within two full business days (48 hours) of a booking. Have a closer look at the options. 

What does hypnotherapy cost?

 

People often ask, "How much does hypnotherapy cost?" What is meant by this are the presumed total costs, which result from the fee and the duration for the psychotherapy with hypnotherapy.

 

 

 

Fee for psychotherapy

 

Organizational questions before the appointment reservation include the costs. The fee per session hour of psychotherapy (60 minutes) for appointments from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00:

  • A. Sessions by telephone or online with video support 153,- Euro
  • B. Sessions in my premises (please note the rules due to Covid-19, details by e-mail) 199,- Euro.
  • C. For options A. and B. plus short-term appointment changes* once up to 24 hours before add to the hourly fee 35, - Euro.

The fees for psychotherapy are exempt from VAT according to § 4 No. 14 a) UStG.

The first session usually lasts 90 minutes. Outside the mentioned business hours (Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.) I add a 35 % surcharge. The minimum duration of a session is 60 minutes, billing beyond that in 30-minute units. The minimum duration of a session is 60 minutes, billing beyond that in 30-minute units.

The fees do not include travel, accommodation, and allowance costs, which will be charged to the client. For traveling on my behalf: The costs for the journey will be charged according to time and effort. Within Berlin, at least an hourly fee is charged. Relevant is the individual agreement.

Postponement of meetings: For hourly fee A. and B. sessions that last up to 120 minutes can be once rescheduled up to 72 hours in advance, longer sessions or more than 120 minutes within 7 days at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, they will be charged in full.

You can't come to my practice? Switch to a session with video or use your telephone.

Method of payment: The fee must always be paid in full by bank transfer 7 days before the session. I will send you details by mail so that you are well informed.

Right of rescission: If registration by consumers for an event is made by telephone, letter, e-mail, or online form, the provisions of the Distance Selling Act shall apply. If the intended start of the event at the time of registration is within the withdrawal period according to the Fernabsatzgesetz (Distance Selling Act), the registration is considered a request to start the service within the withdrawal period. You have the right to revoke a service order/date without giving reasons. This is possible within 14 days of the order by telephone and in writing.

 

 

Cost coverage by health insurance companies and other insurers

 

Usually, the fee is not paid by the national health insurance companies. Please contact your insurance company to find out about their policy details. Please discuss this with your insurer in advance. You will receive an invoice from me with classification according to ICD-10. Should applications etc. be necessary, we can do this together during the meetings.

 

 

 

Therapy duration

 

The first therapy session lasts 90 minutes, subsequent sessions can also be 60 minutes long. The number of sessions required is as varied as the personalities and situations of the clients. For anxiety disorders, I usually see clients for 3 to 8 sessions. Frequently, this question can be estimated by the clients themselves after the second session. I will then also give you an estimation based on previous experience.

Be sure to read the following notice

 

Before contacting me, please read the detailed information on fees, booking, contraindications of hypnotherapy, and the answers to other common questions (FAQ). I would be happy to discuss your specific needs with you in a free preliminary telephone consultation.

These pages are intended to provide information to those interested in psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. They are neither intended to replace psychotherapy nor a personal consultation, examination, or diagnosis by a licensed physician. I am not a medical doctor. I am specialized to help people with fears and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official permission to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from the practice of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medications prescribed. A medical or psychiatric intervention, if necessary, is not to be replaced by hypnotherapeutic treatment under any circumstances.

If you have questions about psychotherapy with hypnosis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to inform you.

Published: March 12, 2007
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: January 1, 2021
Translation: August 23, 2019
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