An initial full assessment will be carried out as a full single appointment and will be charged at a rate equivalent of 2 hours. Follow-up appointments are charged pro rata, either 30 minutes or one hour. My hourly rate is available on request. Please email me here for my rates.
Dealing with insurers
Having held a substantive Consultant post within the NHS, I am recognised by all major companies namely BUPA, AXA-PPP, Aviva, Cigna, Pru Health, Allianz, …
Usually there is no difficulty with health insurance reimbursement but you should check with your company beforehand. Not all UK health insurance policies cover psychiatry, so-called chronic disorders, “developmental problems” or what they call behavioural problems. The occasional company resists a charge over £180 for a first appointment because in most areas of medicine an assessment lasts 30 minutes. Although it is possible to carry out an assessment over two or three appointments, charging for each separately, this takes much longer and will not always solve the problem as insurance may well only pay for the first appointment.