Therapy Questions Answered

Take a look at the info below to prepare you for your visit.
You can also call or email with any questions.

What will we do?

In the first session, I'll gather some background information as well as explain about confidentiality in counselling and complete some paperwork. We'll discuss what has brought you to therapy, what is most important right now and what you'd like to get out of our time together.

How long does it take?

The duration of the therapy will usually depend on the kinds of issues you're dealing with, how long they've been occurring and the level of support you have in your life outside of therapy. We will discuss a program that best suits you for optimum results and review it periodically. People often start with 4-6 weekly sessions and then assess the next steps, depending on what is right for them. Generally, people experience faster results when they commit to coming regularly, especially when they are starting out.

While there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach, often people decrease the frequency of sessions over time as things stabalise, while others dealing with complex issues prefer to have an on-going relationship with someone they have an established, trusting relationship with, or that they can call on during periodically during times of increased stress.

What can Psychotherapy help with?

Psychotherapy can be effective for a range of common issues, including depression and anxiety symptoms, stress and low self-esteem, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, loss and grief, work or relationship difficulties, life transitions, addiction and substance abuse, eating disorders and body image concerns, to name a few. 

If you're unsure if its right for you, feel free to ask. If I'm not the right person to help with your issue, I'll refer you to someone that specialises in the area you're looking for.  

Is there a Medicare rebate on the fee?

Currently, psychotherapists and counsellors are not eligible to offer Medicare rebates. However, even with a rebate, you may also need to pay a gap fee, which is often equivalent to and, in some cases, more than my fee.

However, once you use the allocated number of rebated sessions per year (6-10), you'll have to pay the full rate of the psychologist, which is often significantly higher. My sessions are the same rate for an unlimited number of sessions - so you can come as often as you need to. Also remember that you don't need a referral from a GP to see me, so we can begin straight away.

I am a registered provider with Medibank Private and can provide rebates to eligible clients under this scheme.

How do I make an appointment?

Just call, text, email or message me and I'll get in touch about the next steps. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

My hours are generally Monday to Friday between 9am and 5.30pm. 

Do you offer discounts for students or travellers?

I know it can be hard to afford help when you're on a budget, so I also offer discounted rates for students and for travellers that are not eligible for rebates.