Appointments

Costs - Times - Discounts

Costs


Manual therapies (acupuncture or Tui Na) are available at:
  • £40 per standard session (40-50 minutes)
  • £20 concession rate for those claiming income benefits

Times


First visit includes a consultation with treatment plan and a treatment which is mutually agreed upon.
  • A standard session lasts 40-50 minutes with roughly half consultation and half treatment
  • Extended treatments are possible at a rate of £20 per extra 20-25 minutes, agreed before the session.
  • While I try to make myself available for urgent visits they may not always be possible and require an extra charge to cover costs and inconvenience.

Discounts


Half price follow-up sessions of acupuncture or Tui Na are possible if multiple sessions are required in one week:
  • £40 for one session weekly
  • £60 for twice weekly
  • £80 for three visits in one week, etc.
Available at my discretion and does not apply to those already paying a concession rate or sessions covered by insurance.

Treatment Blocks


Advance payment:
  • £200 block of 6 sessions (usually £240)
  • Valid up to one year from initial session
  • £100 concession rate for a block
  • Does not apply to sessions claimed on insurance
A block may also be used for more intensive treatments if mutually agreed on:
  • 2 sessions a week over 4 weeks
  • 3 sessions a week over 3 weeks

Cancellation


Cancellations or changes to appointment times should be made 24 hours in advance.
Not turning up or repeated last minute cancellations may incur half the charge of the session.

Insurance:


Many insurance companies now cover acupuncture. When claiming for insurance remember:
  • Check with your provider, their requirements, terms and conditions, and which professional bodies they cover
  • An administration fee may be levied depending on the paperwork and process required
  • Block bookings and frequency discounts are not usually available on treatments covered by insurance companies

Herbs


Herbal consultations are offered separate or in addition to other treatments and vary according to size and cost of ingredients.
  • Standard fee: £20 consultation + the cost of herbs.
  • Basic cost of herbs: £20 per week's supply for up to 100g per day + £5 per 50g over.
  • Individual days for acute problems: £3 for 100g + £1 per 50g extra per day's supply.
  • Rare, expensive herbs or special preparation methods may require an additional charge to meet with costs.
  • A fresh consultation should be undertaken initially with each batch to monitor changes and then periodically to assess progression.
  • The first batch is usually for one week to fine tune the formula and dosage, then between two weeks and a month to monitor progress and make changes as necessary.
  • Acupuncture can be added to the herbal consultation for an additional £20 if agreed upon before the start of the session so time can be managed efficiently.
Very simple formulas may be prepared on the spot but most will be calculated after the consultation, invoiced and prepared once payment is received. A message is sent when ready for collection or can be posted at additional cost.

Methods of Payment


I accept the following methods of payment:
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
Cards incur a 3% transaction fee.