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PRIVATE INSURANCE

HOW TO USE PRIVATE INSURANCE TO PAY FOR THERAPY

Looking to cover your sessions at Canwillbebetter™ using your insurance company? We will be happy to check your insurance. Share Your Insurance Information Here. We provide optional and complimentary claim handling support as part of our service commitment to you.

We will check your benefits for you in advance of your appointment, so that you will know how much your insurance will cover for your visit, and then we will work to get the therapy fees collected from your insurance company. It is only asked that you kindly give us enough lead time- usually just 24-48 hours is required.

In order for us to help you with your Insurance prosess, we need your necessary authorization to do so. Click here to share your insurance information and to find out what your benefits are!

HOW TO CLAIM ON YOUR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY

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READ YOUR POLICY DOCUMENT

Different health insurers have different claims processes. If you’re planning to seek private treatment, read the small print of your policy or check your insurer’s website to see whether there’s specific guidance. Check if your policy covers you for therapy consultations. If it does, how many sessions and check whether you need a referral from your GP or a Psychiatrist.

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SPEAK TO YOUR GP

(If you dont need a referall from your GP, go to step 3)
Start by speaking to your GP about your condition as you normally would. Your GP can refer you for private treatment. There are two main types of referral;

  • An open referral, where your GP doesn’t address the letter to a specific consultant, or
  • Named referral, where a specialist is listed on the letter.

Read the terms and conditions of your policy to check which one your provider will want.

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CALL YOUR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER

Next, call your provider and explain the situation. What you’ll need when you call will differ from provider to provider, but consider the following:

  • Your policy number
  • Details of what your GP told you
  • Details of your referral.
  • Details about your condition

Once your insurer has agreed to cover the therapy, please give us your policy number and authorisation code, which we need to book your appointment. Please also ask your insurer the number of sessions that will be covered.

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CALL YOUR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER (AGAIN) ONCE YOU HAVE SEEN A SPECIALIST

Once you have seen a specialist, call you provider again to let them know what steps will be taken next. Also, make sure you understand how you’ll pay for any consultations or treatment – either you’ll have to pay and claim the money back, or you’ll provider will pay directly.

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO COMPLAIN

If your claim doesn’t pan out as you expect, or you feel that your insurer has treated you unfairly, don’t be afraid to complain.

Speak to your provider first, but if it isn’t proving helpful (and you have exhausted their complaints process) take the matter up with the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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The decision to see a psychologist is a very personal one. It is important to choose a psychologist you can work with and trust. The better the relationship between you and your psychologist, the more you are likely to benefit from psychotherapy.

Having an expert psychologist to work with you in this process is an invaluable asset. This work helps people to enhance and maintain their physical and mental health, and promote honesty, intimacy and fulfillment in their lives.

What Really Happens in a Therapy Session?

Your Psychologist will encourage you to talk about your thoughts. About your feelings and what’s troubling you. Don’t worry if you find it hard to open up about your feelings. Your Psychologist will help you gain more confidence and comfort.

As you go through the therapy process, your Psychologist may ask you to do some “homework” — activities, reading or practices that build on what you learn during your therapy sessions — and encourage you to apply what you’re learning in your day-to-day life.

Your Psycholgist’s approach will depend on your particular situation and preferences.

Krisztina Lurås‘s approach to therapy is with respect, tolerance and deep understanding of our ‘small differences and great similarities’ as people. Central is also working with clients from different backgrounds, ethnic -and cultural affiliation and language.

How Long Does Therapy Last?

 

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CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY

Client confidentiality is the requirement that Psychologists protect their client’s privacy by not revealing the contents of therapy.

Client confidentiality includes not just the contents of therapy, but the fact that a client is in therapy. For example, the Psychologist will not acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of therapy in an effort to protect client confidentiality. Other ways confidentiality is protected include:

  • Not leaving revealing information on voicemail
  • Not acknowledging to outside parties that a client has an appointment
  • Not discussing the contents of therapy with a third party without the explicit permission of the client

EXCEPTIONS TO CONFIDENTIALITY & UK LAW

Client confidentiality sometimes has to be broken if your Psychologist is required to do so by law. For example if you disclose to your Psychologist your intent of harming yourself or others, including children. Or if you disclose intent of committing a serious criminal offence or terrorism. This may also apply if your Psychologist learn of someone else who may be being harmed or in danger, or is planning to harm others.

This does not mean that your Psychologist will go running to the police the moment that he/she hear about something illegal. It is a part of the Psychologist ethical commitments to you to inform you that the law may not protect your confidentiality.

PRIVACY

We are committed to maintaining the privacy of all visitors to Canwillbebetter™, whether in person or online. We respect the wishes of our clients, and their rights to privacy and confidentiality.

CODE OF ETHICS

All Psychologist working in association with Canwillbebetter™ follow the code of ethics of the British Psychological Society. Your discussions with your Psychologist, and any notes they write, are confidential and will not be disclosed to any other person without your consent. Exceptions to this rule would be if your Psychologist is required to disclose information by a court of law, or in order to protect you or another person from significant harm.

In addition, all Psychologists are required by their profession to have regular supervision sessions where they may discuss aspects of your therapy. They will not however reveal your identity during these sessions. Information held about you on Canwillbebetter™ data systems is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not be disclosed to third parties.

DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998

In order to help you and improve our services, we need to collect and store information about you. Your information will remain confidential and stored securely within Canwillbebetter™. No data will be shared to a third party without your prior consent. You have the right to access the information we hold on you. Please message us your request using our contact form. You will get a response within three working days.

HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST? AND WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?

Good question! We believe our fees fairly reflect the value of our service, no less our experience and training. Session fees are £110 – £150 per session for individual therapy, counselling. For couples therapy and for individuals funded by organisations we charge £140 – 190 per session.

BECOMING A CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST AND REGISTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST COSTS A TON OF MONEY

How much does therapy cost? And why is it so expensive?

It takes a lot of study and tons of money to become a Chartered Psychologist. The title of Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised and reflects only the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise in UK.
All Chartered Psychologists have completed Society-recognised education and training of at least six years’ duration and have demonstrated knowledge, skills and autonomous practice to professional doctorate standard.

Click here for more information About: The directory of all Chartered members of the British Psychological Society

PSYCHOLOGISTS DON’T GET PAID FOR EVERY HOUR THEY WORK

How much does therapy cost? And why is it so expensive?

A typical employee work about 40-hour a week. The employer pays salary for every hour they work. Psychologists, on the other hand, can only bill for the time they see their clients. Most Psycholgosit don’t manage 40 clients a week.
If they fill up all their time with sessions, they would not be able to organize their clients’ information, market themselves and perform administrative duties.

Imagine if your company only paid you for 25 of the 40 hours you worked each week. You would need to increase your hourly rate to break even.

THOSE CERTIFICATES ON THE WALL HAVE A SORT OF INTEREST TO PAY

How much does therapy cost? And why is it so expensive?

Psychologist’s don’t stop their education once they receive those fancy degrees you see framed on their office walls. Maintaining a license and certifications means investing in annual training such as continuing education fees. Psychologist’s need to keep up with advances in their field the same way doctors need training on new medical technology and treatments.

PSYCHOLOGIST NEED PSYCHOLOGIST

How much does therapy cost? And why is it so expensive?

Psychologist are also people and will get impacted by their client’s issues. To keep themself upbeat and in the right mental space for all their patients, as well as for themself, they do all sorts of things like talking to their mentor and supervisor. This mentor, supervisor is often a more experienced Psychologist who charges even higher rates.

DON’T DESPAIR — HERE’S HOW TO RECEIVE AFFORDABLE THERAPY

Canwillbebetter™ offers alternativ ways to get affordable Therapy.

ONLINE THERAPY

Online Therapy has the same efficacy as in-office therapy and is more affordable.

Get 10% prepayment discount.
Use this cupon code when booking and paying online to get your 10% discount: TIMEFORCHANGE

Allyoucantexttherapy™ – OUR MENTAL HEALTH APP

Our Allyoucantexttherapy™ App, is a affordagve way for our customers to get affordable therapy.

With a subscription to Allyoucantexttherapy™, users can chat with our Psychologist ( with the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise in UK.) at any time. The Allyoucantexttherapy™ Mental Health app is not meant to be a substitute for in-person therapy, but it can be a addition to the in office Therapy. Or it can be an introduction to therapy and counselling. This will enable our customers to maintain comunications with their psychologist and can reduce the Number of in office sessions, witch results in a more affordable high standard Therapy

The program has one payment plan: unlimited message therapy for £199 per month. The app is available for iOS and Android.

CALLING A PSYCHOLOGIST FOR THE FIRST TIME?

We know that even a phone call may be difficult for you at times. Just remember that the psychologist is there for you, not the other way round. Our psychologists and staff are used to people being nervous about making that call. We know how to sensitively handle your concerns. We are not going to make you feel silly about any questions you have. Whether it’s about our clinic or the psychologist treatment approach. We will be pleased and happy when you contact us. This is what we have chosen to do as our profession. To help and support!

If you have a fear of talking on the phone, you’re not alone.

If it feels too much, you’re very welcome to break the ice with an email or chat with us here at Canwillbebetter™

Want to learn more about Anxietyor Telephone phobia?

Anxiety is perhaps the most common reason people seek therapy.

To help you on your way, Here are som tips:

Psychologist Krisztina Lurås

Psychologist Krisztina Lurås has a unique ability to see and truly understand people. This leads one to be completely comfortable and feeling free to be yourself, which in turn allows for tremendous progress. One can feel that she expresses empathy in the situation and want your best on a human level.

 

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How Long Does Therapy Last?

The length of therapy vary depending on your specific needs and circumstances. Some come to therapy with a specific issue or concern. Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) may be the right fit. Normaly that can last from six to eight sessions. Some come to therapy to explore issues that seem to run a little deeper. They might engage in therapy for several months or even years.

How Many Sessions Do You Need?

You and your Psychologist can discuss how many sessions may be right for you.

Factors to consider include:

  • Type of disorder or situation
  • Severity of your symptoms
  • How long you’ve had your symptoms or have been dealing with your situation
  • How quickly you make progress
  • How much stress you’re experiencing
  • How much support you receive from family members and other people
  • Regardless of why you are seeking therapy or the type of therapy you are doing, it is important to remember that, ultimately, it is your decision as to when you stop therapy.

Length Of Treatment

If you are unsure about what you need/want by way of length of treatment, you might raise the question with your Psychologist to get his/her thoughts. It can also be helpful to discuss your goals of therapy with your therapist. Clarifying what you want from therapy can help you figure out if you have met your goals and when you are ready to stop therapy.

What Really Happens in a Therapy Session?

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FIRST THERAPY SESSION

In your first session at Canwillbebetter™, your Psychologist usually ask what you are hoping to get out of therapy. What are your expectations and your preferences for how to proceed. What matters the most for you and what you want to achieve. How would your life be different if therapy was to help you? The Psychologist will ask you about your current and past physical and emotional health to gain a deeper understanding of your situation.
Then, as the psychotherapy work progresses, the Psychologist periodically check in with you to see how you feel the work is going and to what extent you feel your goals are being met.

If you go in prepared and not looking to take a backseat … you will have the most success with your therapy.

AREAS TO COVER IN YOUR FIRST THERAPY SESSION INCLUDE

  • The Psychologist skills, experience and qualifications
  • The approach they take. How might this way of working relate to your presenting issues?
  • Your goals and expectations of counselling
  • If individual counselling is the best way forward, or if couple or family therapy would be more appropriate.
  • Fees, frequency and estimated duration of your work together.

 

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APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

Our approach to therapy and counselling is essentially positive, forward-looking and optimistic. Our ambition is that therapy at Canwillbebetter™ will be a positive experience that will allow you to move on beyond blocks and crises towards a more optimistic future. Approaching feelings, thoughts that
you have tried not to think about can be painful and making changes can be scary. However, most people who have the tremendous courage to do personal work find therapy is very helpful. We hope therapy at Canwillbebetter™ will give you the opportunity to heal and grow through the process of deep listening, compassion, mindfulness and empathy.

KEY APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING AND THERAPY

Psychodynamic Approach

The psychodynamic approach has evolved from early work based on Freudian psychology. It explores how we are influenced by sub-conscious thought processes and often involves exploring how childhood experiences have affected our thinking and behaviour. The psychodynamic approach includes all the theories in psychology that see human functioning based upon the interaction of drives and forces within the person, particularly unconscious, and between the different structures of the personality.
More information on The psychodynamic approach

Humanistic Approaches

This is a wide term covering a number of different approaches to psychotherapy including Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional analysis, and Existential approaches. Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities.
More information on Humanistic Therapies and Humanistic Psychology

Person-centred Approach

The person-centred approach developed from the work of the psychologist dr. Carl rogers. He advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counselling that, at the time (1940s – 1960s), was considered extremely radical if not revolutionary. The person-centred approach is based on:

  • A deeply held respect for the individual.
  • The belief that the relationship between counsellor and client is central to the healing process .
  • A belief that the client is the expert in his / her own life and will know what hurts and what might help.

More information on The person-centred approach

Cognitive & Behavioural Approaches

These therapies are based on the way we think (cognitive) and the way we behave. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has become very popular and may be available on the NHS. It is based on understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions and behaviour and how each of these can affect the others. It is more directive in approach and usually involves doing homework in between sessions. It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
More information on Cognitive and Behavioural therapy

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

EXPECT IN PSYCHOTHERAPYWhat To Expect In psychotherapy? The decision to see a psychologist is a very personal one. It is important to choose a psychologist you can work with and trust. The better the relationship between you and your psychologist, the more you are likely to benefit from psychotherapy. Therapy is not something that is done to us as ‘passive passengers’. On the contrary, it is a full engagement, a joint venture as much as a professional collaboration- a process not a quick-fix! Having an expert psychologist to work with you in this process is an invaluable asset. This work helps people to enhance and maintain their physical and mental health, and promote honesty, intimacy and fulfillment in their lives.