It's normal and understandable to have questions before you choose to see a counsellor. You might find the answers to your questions here, if not please email me here and I will respond as soon as possible.
What are your hours and locations?
Appointments are essential! Please email me here or phone: 0477 096 420. Unanderra: Monday 9am – 5pm // Tuesday 9am – 5pm Manuka: Wednesday 11am – 5.30pm // Friday 1.30pm – 4.30pm // Saturday 9am – 4.30pm
How long is a normal counselling session?
Sessions run for 75 minutes. From time to time sessions may go over time but there is no extra charge for the additional time.
What are your hourly rates?
Rates can vary depending on your requirements. Please contact me to discuss this in more detail
Do you take notes?
I take some notes during a session to assist me with subsequent sessions. These notes are held in strict confidence and are not shared with anyone.
Do you follow a Code of Conduct that outlines my rights?
Yes. As a member of the Australian Counselling Association, I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice which apply to Counsellors and their work-related activities. Get your copy here
What are your qualifications?
I am a Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). My qualifications are in Counselling, Groupwork and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy through study with The Australian Institute for Relationship Studies, The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples, and The Academy of Applied Hypnosis
Is this an organisation or private practice?
I am a private practitioner with more than 10 years’ experience in both private practice and in one of Australia’s largest counselling organisations.
Are you a financial registered member of a National Professional Body of Counsellors?
Yes. I am a financial registered member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Australia’s largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists with over 5000 members
Do you have Professional Indemnity Insurance?
Yes. I can provide more details on request.
Do you receive regular Professional Supervision?
Yes. Professional Supervision is important for practising Counsellors as it provides a formal and ongoing process to promote professional competence as well as accountable and safe practice. I receive regular Professional Supervision in accordance with the conditions of my membership with the Australian Counselling Association.