The usual consultation hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and, exceptionally, on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Regarding the way to my office, this will take you around 10 minutes from Utrecht city center if you come by car (there is plenty of free parking in this area). The building is within walking distance from both train stations Utrecht Leidsche Rijn and Utrecht Terwijde. It is also reachable by bus (lines 4, 10, 11, 15, 18, 28, 37, 48) and by bike (around 20 minutes ride from the city centrum). For more indications, you may visit https://www.u-ov.info/ or plan your route with Google Maps in the section "Reach me"
Prior our first session, I will send you the intake form and privacy statement, for you to fill and send back signed. It is important you read throughly these documents as they also include the terms and conditions of Psychology within Reach.
Among the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship is important to mention my fees and other conditions:
- Individual session (50 minutes aprox.) = €90 (standard) - €113 (max.) *
- Couples counseling (90 minutes aprox.) = €145,20 (incl. VAT) **
- Individual e-Therapy*** = €60
- Couples e-Counseling*** = €108,90 (incl. VAT) **
*(The maximum rate applies to cases covered by the basic insurance, to include costs for the participation of a Psychologist with BIG registration. Reimbursement is also possible through most supplementary insurances, with a rate of € 90 for such cases. To receive accurate information about your insurance coverage it is advisable to call your insurance provider.)
**(In The Netherlands, only individual therapy is exempt from VAT)
***(e-Therapy and e-Counseling are only offered when face-to-face sessions are not possible, i.e. outside of The Netherlands. This rate only applies to therapies performed entirely online)
Regardless possible reimbursements from insurance providers, sessions are expected to be fully paid as they are booked. This means that no appointment will be deemed guaranteed until payment.
Rescheduling or canceling a session is possible with no cost as long as it is notified with more than one working day of notice. In case of cancelation with enough notice, I'll refund you as soon as I'm effectively informed. If a consultation is canceled with a notice of less than 1 working day, the fee for a full session will apply, without exceptions.
Thanks to this session planning system, the effective use of available appointments is improved. Nevertheless, the number of people demanding therapy at the moment has brought the waiting period to begin around 3-4 weeks.
Although Dutch tax authorities do not consider it mandatory, an invoice can be issued after the session, if you need it to claim any applicable reimbursement to your insurance provider.
Last but not least, as part of my commitment to the wellbeing of my clients I am a registered Psychologist in the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP #225619), the Official College of Psychology in Spain (COP #AN03800), ACCESS Counseling Service Network and the Professional Association for Specialized Psychosocial Therapists (NVPA #104465). The Code of Ethics of these organizations pursues a double purpose: to establish standards of professional conduct for registered Psychologists and to inform and protect whomever seeks our services.