Questions and Answers
What are your qualifications?
How do I know you’re the right counsellor for me?
What clients do you work with?
How many sessions will I need?
Does Medicare cover your fee?
How much does a session cost?
Do you work outside of hours?
How quickly can I contact you if I really need you?
How confidential is my information?
Do you have to report abuse?
I’m really embarrassed that I’m speaking to a stranger about my problems. Do other people feel like that?
How discreetly can I see you?
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Masters Candidate in Counselling
Member of The Australian Counselling Association member number 7407
Member of Australia Counselling
You can make a booking for a FREE 20 minute consultation to make sure we’re a good fit. Plus, you can read my biography, my client success stories and testimonials to ensure I’m the right counsellor for you.
I work with adults, mainly women who have experienced difficult or unhappy childhoods. This includes those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse or as GLBTiQ.
This depends on whether you require counselling or psychotherapy.
Counselling is usually required where goals are easily identified, and achievable. Clients find that 3 to 6 sessions may be all that is necessary.
Psychotherapy is required when issues have been present for a long period of time. It usually requires greater investigation, understanding and clarity to formulate what is necessary to achieve goals and positive outcomes.
A referral from your GP is not necessary ensuring your personal information stays private. At this stage there is no government funding to see a fully qualified and registered counsellor or psychotherapist.
Individual sessions cost $120 for a 50 minute session.
I have after hour appointments available on Tuesday evenings.
All calls are returned between 2 to 4 hours, during business hours, on business days. We can speak for up to 10 minutes for free between scheduled appointments.
All client files are confidential and are kept in a locked cabinet, in a locked room. Your file will only be viewed by someone else if I am served with a court subpoena.
Exceptions to confidentiality include if you disclose that you are at risk of harming yourself or others, that a child is at risk of significant harm or that you have participated in a crime.
Many people feel nervous or anxious, even ashamed that they’re seeing a counsellor. I’ll make sure that you’ll feel as comfortable as possible during our sessions together.
My office shares a waiting room space with other businesses. If you have concerns about being seen, arrangements can be made for greater discretion.