I am passionate about supporting you to make positive life changes and to achieve fulfilling relationships. My therapeutic approach is person-centred however I utilise various counselling modalities to support you in therapy.
The counselling journey provides an opportunity to explore aspects of your life in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. I will work with you to explore issues, identify areas for growth and to harness strategies to enhance your overall health and wellbeing. I am committed to supporting others to talk about subjects that are often considered taboo, in a safe environment free of stigma and discrimination.
I currently hold a Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling), a Certificate in Supervision and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I am committed to ongoing professional development and have completed training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relationship Counselling and HIV / Sexual Health Counselling.
In addition to my formal qualifications and training, I am a registered Level 4 member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and abide by ACA’s Code of Ethics. I am a clinical member of ACA’s College of Clinical Counsellors, and also a current member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS).
These are just some of the issues that counselling and psychotherapy can help you with. By talking through your concerns in therapy, you can address the issues in your life, identify blind spots that may be preventing you from moving forward, and begin to enact positive change.
I work with clients all over Australia and offer appointments in person or via video call (where appropriate).
Call or email me today to book your counselling appointment or a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss how counselling may assist you.
It is hard to pre-empt how long the therapy journey will be, given that each person has their own story and presents with their own issues to work through.
Our sessions will be tailored to your needs and reasons for accessing support. During the first session, we will discuss your goals and I will develop an understanding of your situation. This will allow me to form an idea of how long the therapy process may go for, which is something we can then discuss and agree on a schedule moving forward.
To give some indication of how many sessions you may benefit from, I suggest you allow for between 3-6 weekly or fortnightly sessions for short-term counselling.
To work through deeper issues, regular weekly or fortnightly psychotherapy is recommended and the duration will be dependent on how the therapeutic journey develops and the achievement of your therapeutic goals.
Over the years, I have supported many clients in therapy - some who have seen me for 3 sessions, others 3 months and long-term clients who have been accessing regular support with me for over 3 years. It really is a different experience for everyone.
Individual sessions are $150 for 60 minutes and couples sessions are charged at a rate of $200 for 60 minutes.
Appointments are available during and after business hours from Monday to Friday.
I accept payment by cash, debit and credit card or by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If you are paying by EFT, I will provide you with the bank details. EFT payments are to reach my account 24 hours prior to our scheduled session.
Medicare rebates are not currently available for my services however my fees reflect this. You should check with your private health insurer if you are entitled to any rebates for counselling and psychotherapy services.
Yes. I require 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend a session or 50% of the session fee will be charged.
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