During the first appointment, you can tell me about the issue that has brought you to counseling. From there on, we will explore together what your counseling goals might be. You do not need to prepare anything for this session, as I will guide you with questions. During this session, I will also further explain what the counseling process entails and what you can expect to gain. During the subsequent weeks of counseling, we will always assess how things are going related to your therapy goals, and whether you are satisfied with the process thus far. The sessions are where we focus 100% on you; it is your time, so if you have any questions or concerns, you are always free to discuss anything you want. Most of the sessions will involve talking, but we will sometimes include some breathing or other (physical) exercises.
50-minute session: 110,- Euro
60-minute session: 135,- Euro
90-minute session: 195,- Euro
The length of the sessions are agreed upon in advance and the costs include VAT when applicable.
Assessment for couples
For couples I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy which begins with a thorough assessment. The assessment process includes:
- a 90-minute interview with a couple tracing the trajectory of their relationship, observing how they interact, especially during difficult discussions;
- an online questionnaire and video recording and rating of two 10-minute conversations between the partners (purchase cost of 99 dollars done by couple through www.gottmanconnect.com);
- a 60-minute individual session during which partners are able to talk about their own perspective and goals for their relationship; and
- a 90-minute feedback session, during which I review the assessment materials and provide detailed feedback on the strengths and challenges of the couple’s relationship. At the end of the feedback session the couple receives recommendations on what changes might be helpful in creating a flourishing relationship.
I offer potential clients a free 15-minute phone consult to get a feel for who I am and what counseling entails. If you’re hesitant about whether you want to start counseling at all, this is a good opportunity to get a sense of what it could mean for you. The first face-to-face session must be paid in cash. After that, we can discuss alternative payment options (cash/transfer/monthly invoice).
Sessions that are not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will be billed. I do work on a sliding scale, so if the costs of the session are more than you can afford, please let me know, and we will find an appropriate solution.
Depending on your insurance package, part or all of the costs could be covered by your insurance. Below you will find information you might need to be eligible for coverage. On the website of Zorgwijzer is a list of insurance coverage for counseling per insurance provider.
Registered member Algemene Beroepsvereniging voor Counsellors (ABvC): 117596
Registertherapeut BCZ® , licence number 301405R
KvK Amsterdam: 34279443