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Session information


What therapy might look like for you,

  • Initial session:

This will depend on what your circumstances and current needs are. The first session will be establishing rapport and we will work on and determine your immediate needs. Some strategies may be provided to help you overcome issues as quickly as possible. Otherwise, we may spend time talking about the history of your problems. We will discuss your goals and plans and decide on the best course of action for addressing your problems and offering psychological support.

  • 2-6 sessions to follow: 

An increased sense of hope and relief are likely to continue in this phase of counselling. In our therapy sessions, we will work together to get a more detailed picture of the issue that is affecting you in your life, how it impacts you day-to-day, and how it fits into the context of your life – present and past. We will explore the causes of your distress and find the best ways of resolving it. With psychological support you will experience new insights and shifts in perspective but also positive changes to how you feel and behave. Session 6 there will be opportunity to check in and assess your progress and adjust the plan from there. 

  • Continuing counselling:

Usually by this point your situation has improved. You may choose to continue in therapy to work on making deeper and lasting changes that will improve all aspects of your life and reduce the likelihood of them occurring again.

(Counselling is also available to clients under the NDIS scheme (National Disability Insurance Scheme) who are self-managed or plan-managed).

Other frequently asked questions...

Do I need a mental health care plan from my GP?

You do not need a doctor's referral to make an appointment. Book directly whenever you are ready.

How much does it cost

1hour online or face to face sessions are:

  • $110 full rate Individual

Please note, as you do not need a mental health care plan to work with me, there is no Medicare rebate available. The fees have been kept in line with the average Medicare gap expense. 

What is the difference between a Registered Counsellor and a Psychologist?

Psychologists and Registered Counsellors are both trained professionals supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Counselling uses a collaborative, rather than diagnostic, approach with their clients. Counsellors provide talking therapy to support mental health and do not formally diagnose individuals like Psychologists do. If you require formal assessment, Registered Counsellors can assist with the referral process. 

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