In order to keep the counselling as affordable and accessible as possible, I work on a cash-only basis. I accept payment via Debit or Credit card, or alternatively EFT. Invoices will be provided after sessions where required with the necessary ICD10 codes to claim the session(s) back from your medical aid within South Africa.
In order to keep counselling costs affordable, I do not directly submit to medical aids, I only accept cash payment in the for of:
Most medical aids within South Africa cover counselling. To ensure your medical aid does cover counselling, please contact them and find out at what rate they cover Registered Counsellers. My rate is usually much lower than the covered rate.
It may be worth noting that most medical aids do pay for counselling from your medical savings account, as such, please ensure you have the necessary funds before submitting your invoice for refund by your medical aid.
Unfortunately, I need to put ICD10 codes on the invoice in order for medical aids to cover the cost of counselling. I can only determine the correct codes once I have established the correct codes for your counselling if applicable. As such, invoices can only be issued after a session is conducted.
This will all depend on you and your progress as this varies greatly with each person.
That being said, you are in control of your counselling and appointments, so it really is up to you.
Mental health is important, and cost should not be a barrier to getting the help you need. Luckily there are several non-profit organizations that will be able to assist you with your counselling needs should you not be able to afford counselling.