As part of providing a therapeutic service to you, Christine Priestly will need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your current situation. This information will be a necessary part of the assessment and treatment conducted. You do not have to give all your personal information, but if you do not, this may hinder the service that can be provided to you.
Purpose of collecting and holding information
The information is gathered as part of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the client’s condition, and is seen only by the therapist. The information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions and enables the therapist to provide a relevant and informed therapeutic service.
At any stage, you as a client are entitled to access the information about you kept on file, unless the relevant legislation provides otherwise. The therapist may discuss with you appropriate forms of access.
All personal information gathered by the therapist during the provision of service will remain confidential and secure except when:
- It is subpoenaed by a court, or
- Failure to disclose the information would place you and another person at risk; or
- Your prior approval has been obtained to:
- Provide a written report to another professional or agency, for example, a GP or a lawyer; or
- Discuss the material with another person, for example, a parent or employer; or
- If disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law.
Code of Conduct
Christine Priestly is a Clinical Member of the AHA, Professional Clinical member of the AACHP, and a SAS Accredited Clinical Psychosexual Therapist. She abides by the applicable codes of conduct, ethics and practice and the NSW Code of Conduct for unregistered health practitioners. Copies of the applicable codes are available from your therapist or online.
Fees (effective 1 July 2023)
Free 20-minute consultation available.
Pre-paid therapy plans are available.
Initial consultation (up to 2 hours) $280
Subsequent therapy sessions (up to 90 minutes) $230
Relationship Therapy / Couples Counselling
Up to 1 hour: $220
Up to 2 hours: $390
Up to 1 hour: $180
Concession/Financial Hardship Rates
Discount rates are available for concession card holders, pensioners, and those experiencing financial hardship – please discuss your situation and applicable rates with your therapist.
Many Private Health Funds offer rebates for hypnotherapy. Please ask for details.
If you are unsure of anything you have read on this form, please discuss this with your therapist.