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As a professional Counsellor, asking the right questions is very important. Below you will find a compilation of the most common questions I’ve been asked about counselling and the services I provide. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please give me a call or send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
When should I seek counselling?
If you feel that the quality of your life is impacted by issues going on. If you feel in emotional pain and are struggling to continue alone. Do you struggle with relationship issues, communication breakdowns, break-ups, stress, anxiety, work issues and much more? Seeing a counsellor will enable you to share your troubles, navigate solutions, gain clarity, discuss strategies and develop tools to improve your quality of life and well-being.
Is your counselling right for me?
Do you struggle with anxiety and attachment in romantic relationships? Do you find it hard to get close to others and have difficulties with communication? I have supported 100s of women build their self-worth and forming stronger relationships with themselves and others. I provide a combination of therapeutic tools backed by years of research to help you strengthen your connection with others and yourself. I also help couples with relationship issues so they can communicate and address perpetual problems in their relationship. If you feel my service resonates with you, please book a Free Consultation to see if you want to work together to address these concerns.
What is TeleHealth Counselling?
TeleHealth is online counselling. It enables you to have counselling in the safety and comfort of your home.
How does TeleHealth Counselling work?
Once you book an appointment, you will receive an invite for your chosen appointment time. Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Just before your appointment time, click on the appointment link on your phone, tablet, PC or laptop.
How long are the counselling session?
Sessions are approximately 50 minutes long. However, I recommend allowing an hour for the first session, as this is a discovery session to gain a deeper insight into what is going on for you.
How does Telehealth save you time and money?
Not having to commute to your appointment, find parking or use public transport saves you valuable time and money.
What's the difference between Telehealth and face-to-face?
The main difference is convenience. Much research shows that the benefits of counselling in-person or online via Telehealth are the same for treating psychological issues. It is more about your personal preference.
Is online counselling secure?
Absolutely! You will receive a unique link for each session, which is encrypted and ensures that our conversations are confidential.
Are my sessions confidential?
How do I make an appointment?
You will have a Free phone consultation before deciding if I am the right for you. If so, we will arrange an appointment time that suits you. You will then get an email confirmation with your appointment time and a secure link to join the TeleHealth session.
Do you need a GP referral?
No, you do not need a referral to make an appointment.
Can I claim the appointment on Medicare or Mental Health Care Plans?
No, sessions are not covered by Medicare or Mental Health Care Plans.
Do you offer Couples Therapy?
Yes! I am a qualified relationship counsellor, trained in Gottman Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I use the Gottman technique to provide a research-based, comprehensive treatment plan and specialise in Adult Attachment Therapy.
What age group do you see?
I offer counselling for adults and adolescents 16+
How much are Counselling Sessions?
Individual Counselling Sessions are $110 for 50 minutes. You can choose to do sessions online, walk & talk or in-person in Essendon. (Limited concession rate counselling is available. Please contact for details)
Couple's Counselling Sessions are $180 for 90 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
The amount of sessions required is entirely up to you. Depending on how complex some of your life issues are and what goals you want to achieve, you may want more or fewer sessions. The average amount of sessions is 8-20. Most people start weekly and come less frequently when they feel more in control of their life. Many people have ongoing counselling as monthly support throughout life. Engaging in counselling is a journey and does require a few sessions to get the benefits.
How often do I come for sessions?
Although there is no set frequency to how often you have your sessions. Many people will start weekly and then begin to come less frequently when they are travelling well. You are in control and rebook when it suits you.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes, I ask for 48 hours' notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. I understand that things happen and some desecration is used.
Do you work with LGBTQI clients?
Yes, I offer an all-inclusive practice and provide a safe, supportive environment for all clients.
How do I know if counselling is for me?
The Therapeutic Relationship you have with your counsellor is imperative for good therapy. To find out if I am a good fit for you and if I can help you with your current issues, please arrange a Free 15-minute phone consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your concerns. You can ask any questions that you may have and decide if you want to work together on your issues.