Manchester Psychotherapy and Counselling Clinic – Fees and Payment Methods

Fees Overview

Scroll down the page for further details on the types of sessions offered.  
If you would like to book using the online booking system click the yellow ‘Schedule An Appointment’ button below.
NOTE: Sessions are a full 60 minutes in length, NOT the usual ‘therapy hour’ which is actually just 50 minutes.  Time to settle in, booking appointments, payment etc. take place outside your hour of therapy.

ServiceDescriptionFee per session
Initial Consultation SessionBook this session first.
All treatments start with an Initial Consultation session, followed by multiple sessions of either short-term or long-term therapies.
£70
Short-term therapiesIncludes Short-term Psychotherapy/Counselling, CBT, EMDR, NLP, Life-Coaching, & Clinical Hypnotherapy. (Typically 8-12 weekly sessions).£70
Mid to Long-term Psychotherapy / CounsellingMid to long term Counselling / Psychotherapy sessions. (Mid to longer term therapy does requires a regular on-going commitment for an extended period of time. It may take a number of months to a year or more of weekly sessions.£50

Online Booking

Payment: Payments are made on a session by session basis at the end of each session.  If you choose to schedule your appointment online the payment will be taken when you book.

Payment methods: Payments are accepted by card, cash, BACS, online via PayPal, or through private medical insurance.

24 Hour Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy: If you do not attend, or if you reschedule or cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will still be charged for my time as if you had attended the appointment.

Private Medical insurance: You will need to get written proof of authorisation before proceeding. Insurers all have slightly different rules of cover, and it is important to contact your insurer directly to check what your policy covers.   I am currently registered to provide psychotherapy/counselling with Allianz, Aviva, Cigna, Healthcare RMPruHealth and WPA Health Insurance.

Reduced Rates (Low Income/Students/Trainee Counsellors & Psychotherapists): A limited number of reduced fee places are available to those on low income.  Reduced fees are on a sliding scale based on income. Reduced rates are restricted to daytime appointments only (Sessions starting between 11am to 4pm).

I prefer that people make their own enquiries, and book their own treatment.  Please do not book appointments or make enquiries on behalf of someone else unless you have their consent to do so, or you are their legal guardian.

Online Booking

I am trained and qualified to offer psychological therapy in both brief short-term, and mid to longer-term formats. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown on this page refer to short-term brief psychological therapies. The higher fee for the shorter term therapies reflect the relatively short duration of the entire treatment, when compare to the length of time usually needed for longer term psychotherapy and counselling.

For very specific issues, brief short-term therapies can be better value due to their highly solution focused approach and shorter duration.  However if you have life-long or long-term chronic problems, or multiple complex issues then long-term psychotherapy and counselling may be a better choice.

Short-term therapies (typically 8-12 sessions)

(Includes: Short-term Psychotherapy and counselling, EMDR, CBT, NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Life Coaching Sessions) Short-term therapy is time-limited and usually focused on finding solutions to very specific problem. The entire treatment commonly lasts anywhere between 8 to 12 sessions.  The short-term therapy approach may not be the most appropriate choice for certain problems, such as chronic or life-long issues.  Please discuss with the therapist before booking.

ServiceLengthDescriptionFee per session
Initial Consultation Session1 hourBook this session once you’ve decided to attend treatment. During the initial consultation we begin to work on your issues by starting to explore in much more detail, assessing your requirements, starting the process of change, giving you honest answers to any questions you might have and giving you a realistic estimate of the number of sessions you may require.If you have any questions you’d like to ask before booking do call or email me.£70
Short-term Therapy Session1 hourBrief Psychotherapy, EMDR, CBT, Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life-Coaching Sessions. £70
Online Booking

Mid to long-term Psychotherapy and Counselling Sessions

(Usually requires a number of months to a year or more of weekly sessions. Mid to longer term psychotherapy does requires a regular on-going commitment for an extended period of time. Typically a minimum of 6 months of weekly sessions.) Particularly suitable for life-long or long-term chronic problems, or multiple complex issues.  Results in much broader and deeper insights and personal change and growth, but usually requires a longer term commitment to the therapy process in order to achieve this. Short-term therapy may be much more appropriate (and cheaper) for certain very specific issues.  Please discuss with the therapist before booking.

ServiceLengthDescriptionFee per session
Mid to Long-term Psychotherapy and Counselling Session1 hour Mid to long-term Psychotherapy and Counselling Sessions.£50
Online Booking

Fixed Length Programmes

(Stop Smoking Programme, Weight Management Programme, IBS Programme)

ProgrammeSessionsSession LengthDescriptionTotal Fee
Stop Smoking21 hourIncludes Initial Consultation, 2 x 60 minutes sessions, free backup session, CD and hand-outs. Bookings require a £70 deposit at the time of booking and remainder payable at the start of the first session. Appointments cannot be confirmed until the deposit is received.£180
Weight Management Programme81 hourIncludes Initial Consultation, 8 x 60 minute sessions, CD’s and workbook. (The interval between the last 4 sessions is determined by your rate of weight loss) Please book an Initial consultation first to determine if the Weight Loss Programme is the most suitable option for you, as a more individualised treatment may be more beneficial and cheaper for some people. Once you decide to start the programme, payment is required in full. No refunds are offered once the programme starts.£470
IBS Treatment51 hourIncludes Initial Consultation, 5 x 60 minute sessions, and hypnotherapy CD’s. Please book an initial consultation first to determine if the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Programme is the most suitable option for you, as a more individualised treatment may be more beneficial for some people. You may also choose to pay per session at at the standard brief therapy session rate. £300
Online Booking

Payment Details

  • Fees are always paid at the end of each session.
  • You will pay for the initial consultation at the time of booking. This may be done online if you use the online booking system or by card if you book by phone.
  • Smoking and group sessions must always be paid in full before the treatment commences.
  • Breakthrough sessions require payment in full at the time of booking.
  • Payment may be made by Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card or Online. Cheques are no longer accepted.
  • Payment can be made in person, by post, by phone and online.
  • No refunds are payable for sessions you’ve already had.
  • No guarantees or claims of cure are offered. You are paying for the use of my time, guidance, training and experience.

 

Rescheduling, Cancelling and Missed Appointments

  • At least 1 working days notice is required when rescheduling or cancelling an appointment. Obviously if you do not give adequate notice, you will be charged as if the session had taken place.
  • If you fail to attend an appointment, you will be charged as if the session had taken place.
  • If you frequently cancel, reschedule, or do not attend appointments, I reserve the right to end your treatment.
  • If for whatever reason a deposit or advance payment has not been taken, you will be invoiced for unpaid fees. Failure to pay this invoice will incur additional administration costs.

Ending your treatment

  • You may of course end your treatment at any time, but you should notify me of your intentions to do so, and giving the required notice period shown below.
  • If you do not turn up for your appointment  or give less than 1 working days notice, you will be charged for the session as if it had taken place.
  • Notice Period for Short-term Therapies: Aim to give at least 2 weeks notice before ending your treatment.
  • Notice Period for Mid to Long-term Psychotherapy / Counselling: I require a minimum of 4 weeks notice when ending your treatment as this allows loose ends to be tidied up and the treatment to be ended cleanly.
  • I reserve the right to end your treatment at any time.  If I do, I will give you as much notice as is possible.  I would aim to give at the very minimum, the same notice as I would expect you to give me if you decided to end your treatment.  Though in practice I would usually give considerably more notice than that.

Group Bookings and Individual Quit Smoking Treatment Conditions

  • All group booking and individual quit smoking treatments require Payment in full at time of booking (or payment of a deposit at time of booking and remainder payable at the start of the first session).
  • Bookings cannot be guaranteed unless a payment has been received.
  • If cancelling, a full refund will be given if you cancel more than a week before the start of the first session.
  • The deposit will be retained if you cancel less than a week before the start of the first session.
  • Once the treatment has commenced no refund is payable whatever the circumstances.
  • Payment may be made by Cash, Cheque, Debit Card or Credit Card.
  • Payment can be made in person, by post, by phone and online.

Breakthrough Sessions

  • Breakthrough sessions require payment in full at the time of booking.
  • If travel is required, travel expenses, accommodation and meals are at your expense and will be billed separately. Certain travel expenses may be charged in advance. Travel time will be an additional charge or it can be deducted from the session time.
  • Appointments cannot be guaranteed unless a payment in advance has been received.
  • Some conditions may not be suitable for extended sessions.
  • A full refund will be given if you give a minimum of a weeks notice when cancelling an Extended session, however any expenses already incurred such as travel tickets will deducted from the fees returned.
  • 50% of the fee will be retained if you cancel less than a week before the start of the first session. Any expenses already incurred such as travel tickets will deducted from the fees returned.
  • Once the treatment has commenced no refund is payable whatever the circumstances.
  • No refund is given for unused time.
  • Payment may be made by Cash, Cheque (only with guarantee card), Debit Card or Credit Card.
  • Payment can be made in person, by post, by phone and online.

Accepted payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Online Payment – Pay using your Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal account. (please pay before you attend the session. I will then receive email confirmation of the payment. )
  • BACS – Direct bank tranfer
  • Medical health insurance
  • NOTE: Cheques are no longer accepted

So when can I come and see you?

I am available to see clients Monday to Friday, both during the daytime and most evenings. You may book online, or contact me by email Click here to email or phone me at the number below for more details. I practice from a consulting room in my home on a quiet residential street in Chorlton, South Manchester.

How do I book an appointment?

You may book online, or contact me by email Click here to email or by phone on 0161 881 4333 to arrange an appointment.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?

At least 1 working days notice is required when rescheduling or cancelling an appointment. If adequate notice is not given you will obviously be charged for the session as if it had taken place.

Refunds and Guarantees

  • No guarantees or claims of cure are ever offered.
  • No refund is payable for the sessions you have attended whatever the circumstances.
  • If you pay in advance for the treatment then unused sessions will be refunded as soon as you inform me that you no longer wish to continue.
  • If you paid by credit card, debit card or online, a small transaction handling fee may be deducted from any amount refunded to cover bank transaction charges.
  • Nothing in life is guaranteed, and it is not considered professional or ethical to offer one. A doctor, counsellor, psychotherapist, or  psychiatrist, does not offer a money back guarantee, simply because they understand that the complexity of the human mind and body make it impossible to predict with 100% certainty what the exact results will be. Therapy is not a magic wand which ‘zaps’ the problems away while you wait, but is instead a gradual process where we both work together over a period of time to help you overcome the problems and make changes. Therefore the results are to some extent also dependent on your commitment, motivation and involvement in your own change process. The most successful clients are the ones who get fully involved in the treatment, act on advice, reflect on the sessions, and carry out any exercises or tasks given. You can be assured that as a full-time professional and ethical psychotherapist, I will bring all my skills, knowledge, experience and ongoing training to bear in helping you to achieve your goals. However as I cannot control your commitment, involvement, life circumstances or what you do outside of the sessions, I cannot offer any guarantees.

Therapy Services

Integrative Psychotherapy
Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
Life Coaching
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Clinical Supervision
Online Therapy via Skype / Hangouts
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Open Public Workshops
Corporate Workshops and Training
Closed Group Ecotherapy Workshops
Ecotherapy / Nature-based Therapy
Outdoor Nature-therapy Retreats

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Contact Details

Nigel Magowan
UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist
Registered Member of the BACP
EMDR Therapist
Accredited Therapist Member of Anxiety UK

Inner Changes Psychotherapy and Counselling
22 Newport Road
Chorlton
Manchester M21 9NN

Website: www.manchester-psychotherapy.co.uk
Email: nigel@manchester-psychotherapy.co.uk

Phone: 0161 881 4333 (Manchester)

Opening hours:
11am - 8:30pm, Monday - Friday

Payment accepted by cash, debit/credit card, direct bank transfer or PayPal

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