Do I need a referral?
Some third parties and specialists do refer to me directly, but a formal referral is not necessary as I accept self-referrals. You are welcome to phone or email for an appointment or to discuss whether therapy might be appropriate for you. If you cannot get hold of me, please leave a message and I will respond as soon as possible.
What types of therapy do you practice?
I predominantly use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have formal training in both approaches.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions usually depends on the problem and your individual goals. However, the methods of treatment I use are relatively short-term. We can agree on an initial number of sessions and progress will be reviewed regularly to make sure we are working together effectively to meet the goals.
Appointments may take place weekly, fortnightly, or less frequently depending on your needs.
Will you tell other people about my sessions?
Your privacy and confidentiality is important and will be clearly discussed in the first session.
I am legally and ethically bound to keep our sessions confidential and not share with anyone else what is talked about. Exceptions to this are if I think that you or another person could be at imminent risk of harm or if I am compelled by law to disclose information.
What will it cost?
My fee for a 50-minute session is $180 including GST. Payment can be made by Eftpos on the same day as your appointment.
Some people are eligible for assistance through various external agencies, such as ACC.
When are you available?
I work Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
What if I need to cancel or change an appointment?
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice so that the appointment can be offered to another client. Cancellations within 24 hours of an appointment or non-attendances may be charged 50% of the session fee.