Fees

Therapy fees

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO VISIT MY WEBSITE. THE SERVICES ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE AND STEPPING STONES PSYCHOLOGY WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2017. THE SERVICES WILL RESUME AS NORMAL FOLLOWING THIS PERIOD. PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

I believe that everyone deserve high-quality services. Thus, what you could expect from Stepping Stones Psychology is that the psychological services in Sheffield are being offered at very competitive rates involving an honest and upfront fees structure. Furthermore, for the same reason we offer discount to those of you who are experiencing financial difficulties.

Equally, what I expect from all my clients is  that they make upfront payments in order for Stepping Stones Psychology to run a smooth and efficient service. This is because having a healthy cash-flow is paramount to the survival and success of Stepping Stones Psychology . Chasing overdue payments is time-consuming, stressful and costly for Stepping Stones Psychology and for my clients.

 

Consultation Services

  • Initial Consultation: £80 – 90mins
  • Consultation sessions: £35 – 60mins
  • Rates for children & adolescents or those affected by financial issues are negotiable, however the initial consultation will be free of charge. For those on low income or benefits, proof of benefit letter will be required.

 

Therapy Services

  • Adult Therapy: £50 – 60mins
  • Child Therapy: £50 – 60mins
  • Couple Therapy: £60 – 60mins
  • Family Therapy: £65 – 60 mins
  • Group Therapy: £45 PP – 60 mins

* Adult Therapy/Child Therapy will take place as Individual Therapy

 

Online Psychological  Services

E-mail sessions:

  • Initial Consultation E-mail: £25
  • E-mail Therapy: £20 per  e-mail reponse

Skype Sessions (Instant Messenger/Skype call)

  • Initial Consultation: £35 – 75mins
  • Online session: £30 – 60mins

 

Telephone Psychological Services

  • Initial Consultation £45 – 60mins
  • Individual Therapy via Telephone: £40 – 60mins

 

Psychological Reports

  • £50 – An hourly rate for an in-depth psychological report
  • £80 – A flat rate for a one-page psychological report of a brief summary

 

 Clinical Assessments

  • This service would consist of Neuropsychological/Cognitive Assessment and a general Mental Health Assessment
  • The fee I charge for this service, including a full report of the findings and recommendations, would be £1500 per client (+ travel cost). All prices are per client and include VAT.

 

Discount/Concessions

  • Rates for those affected by financial issues are negotiable. For those on low income or benefits, proof of benefit letter will be required.

 

Booking Policy 

  • Payment has to be made on time of booking an appointment.  The payment for the first session has to be made upfront in order for me to reserve the session for you. There would be an option in end of each session for you to pay in advance for the following session. A session which has not been paid for in advance would not be reserved for you and the same applies if there is an overdue payment.
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque, bank transfer or as online payment directly into the bank account of Stepping Stones Psychology  or via Paypal.

Payment Details

  • Name of Bank: Lloyds
  • Name of Account: Stepping Stones Psychology
  • Account Number: 14916662
  • Sort Code: 777401

Late Payment Fees

  • The Booking Policy of Stepping Stones Psychology include Late Payment Fees. This means that any late payment will incur a charge interest. The Government has legislation to protect businesses like Stepping Stones Psychology against late payers. Thus, the law allows me to charge debtors interest on any late payments. This ‘late payment’ legislation means that I can claim interest on unpaid invoices at 8% over the base rate and reasonable debt recovery costs.
  • Late Payment fees are fees that are charged to a client if they do not pay within the agreed time limit. In accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations 2002, I would charge you a Late Payment fee depending on the size of the invoice. This can be charged in addition to the interest payable at 8% over Bank of England base rate.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • When you book an appointment, I reserve the whole session for your appointment. Thus, I will need at least two working days’ notice (excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays) if you wish to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Cancellation of sessions with less than 48 hours’ notice will incur the full fee.
  • More than two late notice cancellations may prompt me to consider withdrawing the service altogether, in order to offer the time-slot to someone else on my waiting list.
  • The aforementioned also applies to Telephone and Online Psychological Services. Please note that for Online Sessions your therapist would cancel your appointment if you are more than 15 minutes late. The cancellation would incur the full fee.

 

For information on what the differences are between these sessions (for example, Couple Therapy versus Individual Therapy) please click on “What services do I offer”.