Fees normally reflect the qualifications and experience of the practitioner. Occasionally, therapists will negotiate fees since it is understood that therapy usually involves regular sessions over a period of time. Frequent sessions might be advantageous if affordable. But if fees are felt to be expensive it is better to have regular sessions with a greater interval between appointments (such as once per fortnight) than not to have any. The cost of therapy should not create a greater burden than that which brings someone to therapy in the first place. Usually psychotherapy is open – ended such that the time to complete the process is mutually discussed and agreed. Many clients still find it useful to return in the future. (Adapted from The Churchill Clinic, VIC)