What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?
Not a lot! Both hinge on the relationship that develops between us and both aim to help you live as the best version of yourself.
Counselling tends to be a short-term process that deals with an issue that has been an obstacle in your life. Psychotherapy is more of an ongoing, in-depth process that helps you understand your patterns, behaviours and relationships with others. With this new awareness comes the possibility of acceptance and positive change.
How often do I come to therapy?
There are no rules. A session once a week is the most usual and affective practice. A regular flow allows us to build on the work we do in a session, whilst giving time for the dust to settle on any intense feeling that may arise.
Frequency is something we can discuss and depends on the intensity of the issue, your ability to cope, your finances, and your availability.
How much does it cost?
A therapy hour is 50 – 55 minutes in length and costs $120.
Counsellors and psychotherapists are currently unable to offer a Medicare rebate.
Are my sessions confidential?
Yes. Therapy is only effective in a safe, private environment. The safety and well-being of my client is always paramount. The only circumstance in which I am professionally and ethically bound to break strict confidentiality is if a person is at serious risk of self-harm, or harm to someone else. I am committed to upholding the standards of the CAPA Code of Ethics and Good Practice.