FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your qualifications?
I am a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association - #2802.
I hold the following qualifications:
Graduate Diploma in Counselling (2018)
Bachelor of Social Work (2006)
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Women's Studies)
How many sessions will I need?
This is different for everyone, and depends on what you are wanting to achieve with counselling:
For some people, a single session is enough to begin to make powerful changes in daily life.
For others, 3 - 6 sessions will enable opportunities to more fully explore current concerns and learn new strategies.
Longer term counselling may suit people who are wanting to work at a deeper level and consolidate changes.
What happens at the first session?
The first session will initially involve a little bit of paperwork and setting the scene for our work together.
Do I need a Mental Health Care Plan or referral?
Counselling services operate outside the Medicare system, so a Mental Health Care Plan is NOT required from your GP.
Choice about who you see, the style of counselling, and the number of sessions.
A mental health diagnosis is not required to access counselling.
Counselling will not appear on your permanent health record.
There will be minimal waiting times for your first appointment.
What about privacy and confidentiality?
As a registered, professional counsellor, your privacy is of utmost importance to me.
You have requested for me to do so.
Where there is a legal obligation to do so.
If there is an immediate and specified risk of harm to an identifiable person
Where, when and how can I see you?
- Daytime appointments currently available with minimal waiting times.
Tele-Counselling appointments may also be available via Zoom at other times.
I can usually make an appointment to meet within one week of your call.
Appointments for counselling can be made by phone or email, or online.
Fees. How much do I have to pay for counselling?
A one-hour appointment for Individual counselling: $95 - $120
To avoid cancellation fees, 24 hours notice is required to change or cancel your session.