Face-to-Face and Online Therapy
Appointments are generally available in person and via video call (e.g. Zoom).
Given the rapidly changing situation in NSW, face-to-face appointments may be available on a case-by-case basis, where permitted, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
I will continue to extend my financial hardship rates to those in need. If this applies to you, please get in touch when you make your booking.
This short consultation gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the therapy process and ensure we’re the right fit for working together. If we decide we’re a good fit, we can make a plan for therapy and schedule your first session(s). If not, I will do my best to make other referrals and recommendations for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do you have appointments available?
Appointments are available during the day and some evenings.
For specific cases, such as 'marathon therapy' and workshops I offer appointments over the weekend on an as-needs basis.
Check Google or my Facebook page for the most up-to-date listing of my opening hours.
How many sessions will I need?
Many clients find they can make significant changes in just a few sessions. Some issues are more complex and may require additional work to resolve. My goal is not to keep you in therapy, but to ensure you get the help you need to reach your goals.
We can discuss your individual needs when you get in contact and agree on a treatment program that is right for you.
How much does it cost?
Fees (effective 1 January 2019)
Individual therapy session (up to 2 hours) $185
Subsequent therapy sessions (60 to 90 minutes) $165
Relationship Therapy / Couples Counselling sessions $135 per hour
Free 20-minute consultation available.
Pre-paid therapy plans are available.
Discount rates are available for concession-card holders, pensioners, and those experiencing financial hardship.
Many Private Health Funds offer rebates for hypnotherapy. Please ask for details.
What if I need to change or cancel my appointment?
Appointments are limited, so please let me know as soon as possible if you need to reschedule so your spot can be offered to someone else, and we can make an alternative time for you.
You will receive a reminder to your nominated email prior to your appointment. Let me know when booking if you do not wish to receive this.
Cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment time may incur a cancellation fee. If you fail to give notice of a cancellation you may be charged the cost for the session.
For short-notice bookings and cancellations, I may request pre-payment of a deposit or payment-in-full to secure your booking.
Do you offer sessions over Skype or Zoom?
Yes, if you can't get to my office, for instance, if you live interstate, you can still access my services online using Skype or Zoom. You will need an internet connection and a webcam with a microphone enabled. Make sure you are somewhere you won't be disturbed for the duration, and where you can sit comfortably facing the webcam.
I ask that anyone who feels unwell or who has been overseas/interstate/in an identified hotspot or in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within the past 30 days does not attend in person.
What can I expect from a consultation?
My priority is helping you make positive changes that last. We will gently explore to uncover specific goals, responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours and feelings, empowering you to shift old beliefs and find strategies for lasting change.
I will gather information to help evaluate your situation, and together we will make a plan for treatment.
I take a holistic and solution-focused approach to help you transform your life. Sessions are tailored to suit your goals and the changes you wish to make. I may draw upon various modalities including mindfulness, hypnosis and NLP, depending on your needs.
How can I prepare for my session?
Be prepared to discuss what you would like to change in depth. Think about the reasons why you want to change, and also the reasons why you might want to stay the same. The clearer you are about your goals and what you want to achieve, the more likely you are to make lasting changes.
It’s also a good idea to wear comfortable clothes as you may be sitting or reclining for up to 90 minutes.
Are our sessions confidential?
I maintain your information in the strictest confidence in accordance with the law and Codes of Ethics of my professional associations.
Legally, I may be required to break confidentiality, for instance, if I believe you or another person is at risk or if a court requests my files.
Additionally, you may grant me permission to share your information with another professional (such as a GP or lawyer), or another person (for instance, your partner).
I also seek regular clinical supervision to ensure the quality and effectiveness of my work. As part of this process, I may discuss your case anonymously.
What are your qualifications?
Rest assured, I am a fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist and sex and relationships counsellor.
I studied Sexology at Curtin University and hold a Master of Science in Medicine specialising in Sexual Health Counselling at the University of Sydney, and I have completed Levels 1 and 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I trained at the Academy of Hypnotic Science, studied process-oriented hypnosis and depression under Michael D. Yapko, PhD, and hold a Certificate of Applied Psychotherapy (Human Givens) with Human Givens Australia.
I am an accredited Clinical Member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA), a Professional Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (AACHP), and a Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) accredited Provisional Pscyhosexual Therapist.
I am also a registered Clinical Supervisor with the AACHP and use the RISE UP Model of Professional Supervision.
I abide by the codes of ethics and practice as set out by my professional organisations, maintain professional indemnity insurance and undergo regular professional supervision and professional development.
Do you abide by a Code of Ethics?
I adhere to the Society of Australian Sexologists’s Code of Ethics and Practice (you can find out more from societyaustraliansexologists.org.au).
I also maintain professional indemnity insurance and undergo regular professional supervision and professional development.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral, however, if referred by another practitioner or health provider, please bring your referral with you to your appointment.
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