FAQs

Rates & Medical Aids

Like most of us, you’re probably concerned about the money and so I’m going to start with fees first.

Current medical aid tariffs for psychotherapy are averaging between R 700 – 800 per session. However, this practice charges below this tariff in an effort to accommodate individuals as psychotherapy is not a once-off (like a doctor’s appointment may be). Please feel free to email me on bryonyniemann@gmail.com to enquire about 2015 rates. All queries are welcome and are commitment-free!

How and when do I pay?

You can pay with cash or via EFT. Payment for the first session is due on the day of the session – I will email you an invoice with my banking details on the day. If you decide to commit to sessions, we can discuss and agree on a payment plan in session. This is usually monthly via EFT.

I often get asked about medical aids and psychotherapy…

You are welcome to use your medical aid. However, please check with your medical aid first. This is because the various medical aids all offer several options that all differ when it comes to what they cover. They also often have an annual limit on how much you can claim for. In my mind, it’s best to know beforehand what exactly they will cover so that there are no nasty surprises at the end of the month.

When it comes to medical aid, it will be your responsibility to claim. This means payment for sessions is due upfront and you can then claim for reimbursement from your medical aid.

So what if you can’t personally cover the cost of therapy AND your medical aid doesn’t provide benefits?

There is a loophole here called Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB). The law requires medical aids to provide a minimum level of healthcare to all people, no matter what option they have. This includes some mental health conditions.

If you want to follow this route, I will have to see you for an assessment session in order to diagnose your mental health condition. We will then submit an application for benefits together to your medical aid for approval. This process may take a while and is also limited to certain conditions with a prescribed treatment limit.

Again, you can always contact your own medical aid personally to enquire or contact me to chat about this.
You can read more about it here http://www.medicalschemes.com/medical_schemes_pmb/

Location & Parking

Where are you located?

My office is at 11-13 Church Street – look for the black gated entrance between Diamond Works and Brampton Wine Bar.

 

Making an appointment

I work at this practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am – 5pm. Sessions are 50 minutes long. Please contact me to make a booking.
Language

Lastly, you may want to know about language…

My home language is English and I am naturally more comfortable in English. That being said…ek is tweetalig en gee glad nie om as jy eerder Afrikaans wil praat. Ek voel altyd ‘n mens verduidelik hartsake baie makliker in jou eie taal! Dus is Engels en Afrikaans ewe welkom.