I charge standard medical aid rates. I claim directly from medical aids. Psychiatric conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder are "Prescribed Minimum Benefit" conditions. This means that medical aids have to pay for treatment of these conditions, even if you don't have specific psychiatric cover, for example, people who only have hospital plans can get out of hospital visits paid for by the medical aid.
For private patients, I have a cash discount which is well below the medical aid rates. This is currently R1500.00 for the initial assessment, and R1100.00 for follow up visits.
An hourly rate can be negotiated for patients coming for regular psychotherapy.
R1500.00 (1hr session)
R1100.00 (follow up) (1hr)
R950.00 (follow up) (1/2hr)