Insight Counselling Psychology Practice :: Dr Deborah Rafalin PsychD CPsychol


The referral

You can refer yourself to Insight Counselling Psychology Practice by making contact via telephone or email and requesting an initial session. Alternatively, your GP or other health professional may refer you. If you intend to use private medical insurance to pay for your psychological therapy, please check with your insurer as to whether they require a referral from a GP.

The first session

After you or your referrer has made contact with Insight Counselling Psychology Practice, you will be contacted to arrange an initial session at a mutually convenient time. The session will be 50 minutes long. This initial session will be an opportunity to talk through your particular difficulties and consider whether psychological therapy would be helpful. Your needs, expectations and any relevant issues will be explored with you. Deborah Rafalin will put forward her recommendation as to which particular type of psychological therapy would be helpful and for how many sessions you might meet. You may agree a particular course of therapy at the end of the initial session, or alternatively you may wish to go away and think more about this experience before deciding whether or not to proceed. There is no charge for this initial session.

Psychological Therapy

Once you have decided to begin psychological therapy, it is aimed that your therapy will begin as soon as possible. Sessions are usually weekly and on the same day and time. Sessions last for 50 minutes.


There is no charge for the initial psychological therapy session.

The fee for ongoing psychological therapy sessions is agreed at the end of the initial session. The fee is £100 per session for clients who are funded by private health insurance. This is reduced to £80.00 per session for clients who are self-funded. Deborah is also able to offer fee reductions for people on low incomes, students and psychological therapists in training and this is negotiated on an individual basis. Payment, by cash or cheque, is due at the end of each session.

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