We have a number of pricing options for clients and our aim is to find every enquiry an affordable solution that works for them.
- Prices range between €50-€80 for one to one sessions
- Relationship (couples) sessions are priced between €90-€120.
- We do offer a low cost counselling service subject to therapist availability & initial assessment. If you are interested in enquiring about this service or accessing other community & low cost counselling services please do enquire and we will make sure to explain all the options.
Private Health Insurance Reimbursement
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge on 13/06/2022
Irish Life Health
Psychotherapists or counsellors must be an accredited member of the IACP or ICP. Psychologists must be a member of the IACP or PSI. Therefore, any benefits that specify they allow for visits with either a psychologist/ psychotherapist or counsellor (once meeting all other eligibility criteria) allow members to claim a contribution towards visits to a practitioner who is an accredited member of the IACP, up to the level of cover listed for the benefit on their Table of Cover.
The following benefits offer contributions towards a practitioner who is a member of the IACP (where eligible and up to the amount listed on their plan):
- Child Psychologist
- Child/ Teen counselling
- Psycho-oncology counselling
- Psychotherapy and counselling benefit
These benefits are available on a wide range of plans.”
Plans that have had this cover include 4D Health 2, 4D Health 3, 4D Health 4, 4D Health 5 and Better Select ILH.
Adult Counselling benefit – Counsellors and Therapists
Claim back amount depends on the plan. The counsellor or therapist must be a full member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP), The Irish Council for Psychotherapy, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive psychotherapy or the Irish Association of Behavioural and Cognitive psychotherapy.
Members on the ExcelCare, 360 Care, and 360 Care Select, Care Select, ConnectCare, Connect Choice, Connect Choice 500, Connect Simplicity, Control 150 Create, Health Secure Plus, Inspire, Inspire Plus, Prime, Principle, Simply Health Choice, Simply Health Plus, Simply Health Plus 500Total health Complete 175 and Total health Plus are eligible to claim this benefit.
All claims are assessed in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the policy for the renewal period you are claiming for. A copy of the Terms and Conditions is available on the following link:
Please note all eligible receipts need to be received within 12 months of the date of treatment in order to be assessed.”
VHI advise that they do not provide a list of plans that will cover visits to practitioners as the benefits on the plan are subject to change. This means that at any time they may add the benefit to a plan or remove this benefit. VHI recommend clients contact them directly to check their benefits and to ascertain their cover in relation to counselling.
Under VHI’s Covid rules, which were extended to the 31st December 2022, they have expanded the definition of Counsellor or Psychotherapist as outlined below, therefore any member with a Psychology or Child counselling benefit can claim for a visit to a member of the IACP. Previously this was only available for PSI registered practitioners.
Counsellor/Psychotherapist: A practitioner registered with one of the following bodies; Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP); Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI); The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).”