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  • Face-to-Face Counseling at Dr Vicki’s Practice Location and On-line Counseling using Skype Video-Conferencing and Telehealth Options are available.
  • Treatment of adults 18+ New Zealand only.
  • Skype Service / Video-Conferencing / Telehealth / available in a Full-Sound and Visual Immersive experience for Clients throughout New Zealand. Dr. Vicki has commercial grade broadband internet connections paired with professional sound and video systems to be able to deliver crystal clear online communication with clients. Dr. Vicki recommends clients  download the free application from http://www.skype.com   Call Dr Vicki on 021 415 588 for FREE help and assistance in down-loading the Free Skype application if required.
  •  On-Line Counseling Sessions both Video-Conferencing and Telehealth (telephone) are one hour and charged out at $150 + GST per hour. Please note that the first session is two hours allowing for comprehensive assessment and clinical interview i.e., $300 + GST.
  • Future Sessions are also one hour and charged out at the rate of  $150 + GST.
  • All Couples Sessions (Relationship Counseling) are two hours and charged out at $350 + GST.
  • Any Reports requested are charged out at $150 + GST per hour and Dr Vicki will  provide an estimate of time required for reports.
  • A 24 hours Appointment Cancellation is required . A Cancellation fee up to 100% may be charged.
  • Note 2. Disability Allowance from the Ministry of Social Development NZ. Some clients may be eligible for a Disability Allowance of $65.36 cents per week depending on certain criteria (length of time re treatment “6-months plus” and income limits). You do not have to be on a benefit to claim the Disability Allowance and it is not taxed. The income limits for the Disability Allowance are taken from the NZ Ministry of Social Development website 2020 and are the following:

Your Situation                                 Weekly Income Limits before Tax

Single 16 – 17 years                                                                          $549.57

Single 18+ years                                                                                $676.61

Married, Civil Union or De facto Couple

(with or without children)                                                              $1,006.82

Sole Parent  1  Child                                                                        $766.47

Sole Parent  2+ Children                                                               $807.54

Individual clients wishing to see a Specialist Registered Psychologist, such as Dr Vicki (for treatment every three weeks) for a condition estimated by Dr Vicki to require treatment for a period in excess of six months and who meet the eligibility criteria for the Disability Allowance will be able to receive (a session every three weeks up to and including 10 sessions)  which the Disability Allowance can pay for at Dr Vicki’s current hourly rate of  $150 + GST. For further information check the Disability Allowance on the NZ Ministry of Social Development website.

 

Payment

Payment is due at time of consultation payable by standard eftpos card or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Debit card). In addition payment is available by BNZ Pay Clip and PayPal on invoice.

 

Payment is also accepted by direct credit to:

  • Account Name: T/A DR VICKI FOWLER PRIVATE PRACTICE/CONSULTANCY
  • Account Number: 02-0865-0090711-000

 

International Payments

Payment is accepted by reference to the following:

Bank of New Zealand
Wellington
New Zealand
SWIFT CODE:  BKNZNZ22
USD Payments: ABA# 021 000089
Account Name: T/A DR VICKI FOWLER PRIVATE PRACTICE/CONSULTANCY
Address: 17 Mauger Drive, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand.
Account Number:   02-0865-0090711-000

Clients in Crisis

CLIENTS in CRISIS  COVID-19

For potential or actual clients concerned about COVID – 19  please Seek Support and Assistance from the following New Zealand Government Organisations:

1.  http://www.health.govt.nz

The above link will take you directly to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) health advice for the general public.

2. HealthLine   0800  611  116

3. STAY CALM. DO NOT PANIC. FOCUS ON WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. KEEP YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE.

 

Dr Vicki Fowler does not deal with clients in crisis or emergency.

For any clients in immediate crisis or emergency please contact the following organisations for 24 hour assistance:

 

  1. For an emergency, phone 111 if you are at risk of harm or someone else is.
  2. Go to the Emergency Department at your local hospital.
  3. Phone Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508TAUTOKO).
  4. Phone lifeline 0800 543 354 (0800LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).
  5. Gambling Helpline 0800 654 655.
  6. Alcohol and Drug helpline 0800 787 797 or online chat.
  7. Depression Helpline 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (to talk to a trained counsellor or to ask questions.
  8. Sexuality/Gender Identity Helpline Phone OUT line New Zealand 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) for confidential telephone support.

Psychological Consultancy Services and Data-Monitoring for Business Applications New Zealand and Overseas

Please download the pdf version of “Terms of Engagement for Dr Vicki Fowler for Psychological / Consultancy Services and Data-Monitoring re Business Applications New Zealand and Overseas.”

Dr Vicki Fowler’s fees for these services are contained in the document as are products for licensing.

Please refer to earlier information about payment options for International payments contained in this section.