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Why pay out pocket for your counselling and psychotherapy rather than using Medicare, Private Health Insurance or Employee Assistance Programs?

You want privacy: Whenever Medicare or Private Health Insurance is used, your private information, psychiatric diagnosis, presenting issues, treatment plan and progress reports, are available to the insurance company and, at times, to employers. Medicare, Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programs often ask for detailed personal information about clients in order to make payment [...]

2018-09-18T15:33:58+00:00By |0 Comments

How many sessions will I need?

I offer short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. The length depends on each individual. After the first few sessions, many people feel ‘better’ from having talked about a problem for the first time. Often people come to therapy to work on problems that have been there for a long time. For others, they notice patterns [...]

2018-09-18T15:32:25+00:00By |0 Comments

What happens in the first session?

In the first session you might feel awkward or nervous – this is normal!  You may also experience some emotional pain throughout your therapy as you work through painful experiences – most people find this cathartic. The first session should be used as a way of getting to know the therapist and to see if [...]

2018-09-18T15:04:49+00:00By |0 Comments

Why is it important that the counsellor, psychotherapist, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist has had his or her own therapy?

“There is a profound difference between those counsellors and psychotherapists who have experienced an in-depth psychotherapy and those who have not (Elana Leigh).” More here: Why your therapist should be in therapy https://jodiegale.com/why-your-therapist-should-be-in-therapy-featuring-bleachers-i-wanna-get-better-video/

2018-09-18T15:04:22+00:00By |0 Comments

What should I look for when seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist?

When looking for a therapist to work with, feel free to ask them questions about the following: Is the therapist registered and accredited with The Psychotherapy and Counsellors Federation of Australia? See PACFA Is the therapist a member on the The Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists ? See ARCAP Does the therapist have specific qualifications [...]

2018-09-18T15:03:44+00:00By |0 Comments

What is the difference between a psychotherapist, counsellor, social worker, psychologist and psychiatrist?

Psychotherapist: ‘There is a general understanding that a psychotherapist can work with a wider range of clients and can offer more in-depth work where appropriate’ (UKCP). Psychotherapy provides long lasting change and resolution of the pervasive, underlying issues. Clients often report healthy lifestyle changes occurring after just a few sessions and many see a significant [...]

2018-09-18T15:01:44+00:00By |0 Comments
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