Terms of Payment – Assessment First Session Policy
This payment policy is in effect to preserve the quality of the counselling therapy/psychotherapy services we provide to individuals.
When accessing private therapy via NI Counselling, you will be offered an assessment session with one of our therapists via face-face, email or phone. The therapist allocated to you will be based on your needs – location, availability, and therapeutic needs.
If you would like to move forward with this assessment session a fee will be applied. We require payment to secure and confirm your attendance. We request this fee to be paid as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours of receiving your assessment appointment. The fee applicable will be listed in your booking email, it will also be listed on your therapists profile as their sessional rate.
If your fee has not been received, we will attempt to gain payment by sending various reminders via text and email. If we have not received payment before your assessment session, we will send you a cancellation email and withdraw the appointment.
There is a high demand on our services, if you change your mind and no longer require your assessment session let us know as soon as possible please, so your appointment can be allocated to another client in need of support.
Methods of Payment accepted for assessment sessions:
- Bank Transfer
(All payment details will be provided in your ‘Booking Email’).
Cancellations – more than 24 hours notice: If you have confirmed your assessment session by payment and then need to cancel, giving more than 24 hours’ notice (Monday-Friday); we can refund your full fee or reschedule your appointment to best suit. If an assessment fee is carried over this can only be facilitated once.
Cancellations – Less than 24 hours: If you have confirmed your assessment session by payment, and then need to cancel giving us less than 24 hours notice (Monday-Friday); no refund will be issued. You are welcome to reschedule with your therapist for another suitable time. This will require a further assessment fee to be paid directly to your therapist.
DNA – Did Not Attend: If you have confirmed your assessment session by payment, and do not arrive for your appointment; no refund will be issued. You are welcome to reschedule with your therapist for another suitable time. This will require a further assessment fee to be paid directly to your therapist.
Subsequent Appointments: Future sessional fees will be paid directly to your therapist. Payment terms and methods will be discussed on your assessment session.
We are constantly working to improve our processes and services and invite you to communicate with us to share your feedback. You can contact NI Counselling’s Project Manager directly by emailing: email@example.com