FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHAT TIMES ARE SESSIONS AVAILABLE?

I provide 50 minute individual or 60 - 90min couples therapy sessions Tuesday-Friday, except on public holidays.

 

My session times start at:

 

Tuesday: 11am-6pm

Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

 

Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 4pm

HOW DO WE GET STARTED?

Use the online booking calendar and I'll email you an intake form, or get in touch via email, text, or phone call for a brief chat about any questions or concerns about counselling or coaching. Then if it sounds like something you would like to proceed with, we will look at times that suit to schedule our first session. Alternatively, if I know another therapist or clinic who I think might be a better fit for what you are seeking, I might offer to refer you.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Coaching is offered in packages of sessions, please see the Coaching pages for more info.

Individual therapy sessions are $130 per 50-minute session inclusive of GST. 

Couples therapy sessions are $150 (60min) or $220 (90min) inclusive of GST, or $150 - $190 if both partners are aged under 30. The first couples session is always 90min to allow for the intake process.

ARE THERE ANY ISSUES YOU DO NOT TREAT?

I am unable to take new clients who are experiencing active issues with self-harm/suicidality or with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). For BPD I recommend searching for Clinical Psychologists with training in DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy). Counsellors also do not make official diagnoses of mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety or other issues such as ADHD, but we can provide support with strategies for managing and making progress.

DO YOU WORK WITH CHILDREN?

I work with adults aged 18 years and over. To find a counsellor for a younger person, check out the services offered by Youthline, Fresh Minds, or Totally Psyched.

IS THERE ANY FUNDING FOR COUNSELLING?

WINZ provides some rebates for counselling through the Disability Allowance. Please see here for eligibility requirements and the process to apply.

Please note I am not registered with ACC at this time.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO COME TO COUNSELLING?

Counselling isn't generally a one-off event as it involves the counsellor getting to know you and how you think and feel. Some people may just want to come for a few sessions to briefly consider a current situation or 'top up' their existing skills and coping strategies. For more challenging issues or patterns that have been going on for a while, some clients may wish to come regularly for several months or more.

It is often helpful to schedule the first few sessions weekly so you and I get to know each other and get a bit of momentum going. This also helps ensure that you can secure convenient appointment times. After that, you may wish to move to fortnightly or less frequently depending on your needs.