Appointments, Booking, Fee, FAQ,... Hypnotherapy in BerlinHow to make an appointment for hypnotherapy in Berlin and other frequently ask questions
The hourly fee is from Monday till Thursday 10 a.m. till 6 p.m €100. The fee is payable in advance via bank transfer. In exceptional cases, it can be paid in cash at the meetings. The first session is usually 90 or 120 minutes. There is no VAT on psychotherapy.
Sessions at other times and from Friday till Sunday and on bank holidays plus 30 %.
As a response to your reservation, you get all the details in an email. If you didn’t receive an answer within 24 hours, please give me a call.
The agreed fees do not include travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs, which will be charged to the client. If I travel to you, then an hourly rate of Euro 100,- (no VAT) is applicable (minimum of 1,5 hours per visit is billed).
Travel and hotel expenses will be charged as agreed with the client in advance. For example; travel by car will be charged at a rate of Euro 0,55 per kilometer.
Valid Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plus 30 % at other times.
All appointments up to 90 minutes are subject to a strict 48-hour rescheduling/cancellation policy during the week from Monday until Friday.
Let's get into a conversation. If you are interested, for questions and appointments you can reach me by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone 030/86421369 and mobile phone 01577/7045356. By phone, you reach me best from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. During the sessions, there is an answering machine. Leave a message and your telephone number and I'll call you.
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Patient characteristics might contraindicate the use of hypnosis. This is a controversial subject. Different experts have varying opinions about the appropriate uses of hypnosis. I tend to be more conservative than some others.
It is not a good idea to try to induce hypnosis in a patient who does not want it. One should not use hypnosis to try to achieve goals other than the patient’s wishes. Generally, it would be difficult to use hypnosis in this way.
There are a number of specific patients who I might feel would benefit more from another type of psychotherapeutic intervention. Hypnotherapy is one of a number of psychotherapeutic treatment techniques. The person doing the hypnosis should first be a well-rounded expert with knowledge of diagnosis and treatment.
When evaluating a patient for potential hypnosis, it is important to consider possible contraindications, including the emotional state of the patient and the desired outcome. Cooperation is an essential element for effective hypnosis. If an individual is uncooperative or hostile, hypnosis may not be the best treatment option. Additionally, some patients will not be able to be hypnotized due to brain trauma or cognitive deficits. In these cases, hypnosis is contraindicated.
Contraindications for or cases in which hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and Hypnobalancing aren’t recommended:
Perhaps the most important concern is that hypnosis could exacerbate a pre-existing psychosis. Therefore, hypnosis is contraindicated for a patient displaying signs of psychosis.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Brain Injury
- Seizure Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Alcoholism or another drug addiction
- Borderline Personality Disorder
For patients with a borderline personality disorder or dependent personality disorder, there is a risk that the patient will want to form intense or inappropriate relationships or interactions with the practitioner.
I don’t work with patients when there is such a kind of contraindication.
Are you not sure?
Before you make your reservation ask your medical doctor. This is especially important when you get medical treatment.
1. Claim on your insurance
Certain private healthcare insurance policies may cover part or all of the cost of your treatment. Simply call up your insurance provider directly for details. Ask them this kind of psychotherapy with hypnotherapy is a covered service.
2. How many sessions will I need?
The answer depends on many factors. Most clients can answer that themselves after the second session.Everyone is different. Some people only need two or three sessions to see the change they desire, others may need seven or eight sessions. It depends on the person, their personal history, motivation, and the way they process information. My average client see’s me between three and six sessions.
3. How long is the first appointment?
The first appointment is longer than most others, and it is usually around 90 minutes. The appointments after that will be usually 60 minutes.
4. I have a very busy schedule, are your hours flexible?
Some clients ask; “I need an earlier or later appointment, is that possible?” Yes, we can arrange that. If you require an appointment outside our opening hours then please contact me.
Officially I work from Monday till Thursday 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Sessions at other times and from Friday till Sunday or on bank holidays plus 30 %.
5. Do you charge for missed sessions?
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 therapists 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.
6. What about confidentiality?
Some clients ask; are the things we talk about kept private?
Yes, everything said during your sessions is held in complete confidence. I will never share information about you with others unless we absolutely have to. I have to report risks of suicide, homicide or incidents of child abuse. Because of technical reasons I also can’t guarantee the security of emails or the connections during sessions over the internet.
If a family member asks about your therapy, I will speak to you before talking to them. You decide what or how much we should tell them. And if you don’t want them to know anything, I won’t tell them anything, unless there’s a risk of suicide, homicide or child abuse.
7. Where are you located?
I have my office in the West-City, close to the Zoo Berlin in Berlin-Charlottenburg.