A TYPICAL FIRST SESSION
It is understandable that you may be nervous for the first session. Usually you will spend the first session working through an intake interview (where you describe your problem and symptoms) and sign a contract (describing confidentiality, some rules of engagement, how many sessions, and also payment details). If you would like to get a head start, you can access the documents here.
Since I am registered with the Board of Health Care funders you can claim the fees back from your medical aid. Please note that it is your responsibility to find out about your medical aid’s provision for psych services and also your responsibility to pay me and claim back from medical aid. Should your medical aid not provide for psychology services, we charge a discounted rate of R980 per 55 minute session in 2020.
Should you be unable to afford private psychotherapy, all is not lost. There are numerous community based resources available. The links below provides you with information regarding community based services and their contact details.