Normally an individual therapy session lasts 50 minutes while 60 – 80 minutes is recommended for couples therapy. Routinely a fee of €75 – €90 VAT incl. per session is charged while 80 minute sessions are €90 – €110 VAT incl. Depending on the presenting issue an agreed amount of sessions can also agreed when therapeutic goals are identified and a pathway forward planned. The initial consultation/assessment is approximately 50 minutes and normally costs 80€ VAT incl. VAT or Alv. in Finland is charged at 24%.
Currently due to specific Finnish regulations I am unable to provide KELA or HUSS subsidized psychotherapy. Students, unemployed people and underemployed people often find standard psychotherapy fees probibitive and in such instances a substanial discount can easily be arranged.
Due to work and related commitments many people are unable to attend counselling during normal working hours. Therefore evening and weekend appointments can be arranged to accommodate particular individual needs but normally there is a waiting period of 6 – 8 weeks.
When an appointment is scheduled the recipient has 24 hours from the time it is issued to confirm attendance otherwise the appointment will be offered to someone else.
Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of time and space, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for rescheduling or cancellation. If for any reason a session is canceled less than 24 hours prior, the full fee will be charged.