Service focus    

  • Individual, couple counselling and coaching sessions focused on assisting you to explore and understand your concerns

  • Developing clarity about your needs and a clear plan for how to move forward

  • Focusing initially on how to get 'unstuck' and  to move beyond this, enabling you to experience more joy in your life and relationships

  • Finding workable practical solutions so you can begin to actively improve your life

  • My commitment is to support you to make the changes you need to live a more fulfilled, meaningful and happier life

Professional psychology and counselling services

  • Individual personal counselling and psychotherapy

  • Relationship couple therapy (Gottman and emotionally focused therapy focus)

  • Developing calm: Improving stress management (mindfulness/relaxation)

  • Overcoming anxiety and panic attacks

  • Improving sleep

  • Recovery from depression

  • Understanding and managing anger

  • Developing improved self worth and acceptance

  • Adjustment to change and transition

  • Living after grief and loss

  • Helping with trauma healing and recovery

  • Overcoming addictions – Internet, alcohol and other dependencies

  • Exploring and resolving midlife challenges

  • Living with post traumatic stress disorder

  • Developing improved life satisfaction

  • Positive psychology coaching for maximising success and well-being

Treatment approach

 I use a range of empirically supported treatment approaches including:

  •  Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

  •  Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • Emotionally focused couple therapy (EFCT)

  • Gottman couple therapy

  • Mindful self compassionate therapy

  • Positive psychology

  • Mindfulness approaches

  • Experiential and action methods

 Fees

      $170 – per 50 minute session

      $145 - for students, health care card holders and lower incomes

  • Fees exempt from GST

  • Private health fund extras rebates

  • Cash, credit cards, eftpos and electronic medibank rebates

Medicare rebates    (Additional information under medicare link)

  • Medicare rebate: $84.80 per 50 min session: Up to 10 individual and group sessions per calendar year when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan by a medical practitioner

  • No bulk billing is provided. A gap payment is required

Recommendation

It is recommended that you attend an initial appointment where we can assess whether we are a good fit to work together. Research supports that this is the key criteria in effective therapy outcomes.

Thinking of counselling?

Life can sometimes become difficult and challenging. Problems can feel like they are getting on top of you and you can feel stuck. At these vulnerable times, it may be beneficial to reach out for professional support. 

Counselling is a confidential and personal service, attuned to your needs. It provides support to enable you to understand yourself, reflect on your concerns, clarify your needs and to set clear intentions.  You will be exposed to new ideas, strategies and ways of living. It is usually challenging, educative and valuable. It can also be enjoyable and stimulating.

Counselling supports us to take a more active approach to our lives by identifying and changing our patterns of thinking and behaving in order to create new positive outcomes. 

My services are focused on improving your capacity to live and act in ways that will enhance your happiness and well-being.

I welcome telephone inquiries about my services and approach. It is sometimes useful to have a preliminary discussion to consider your unique set of circumstances and how I can assist.

 Enquire now or make an initial appointment to start moving in a new direction