What are your fees?
Fees are $100 per session including GST. There may be assistance available through the health service, work and income or employee assistance programmes. Ask me for details.
What happens at our first session?
At our first session we get to know each other and make sure that the working relationship feels comfortable. From there we can form a plan and work towards achieving your goals.
How many sessions will I need?
That depends! I like to think that people find me a direct therapist and so my general style does tend to mean session numbers are relatively short. Many of the funding models do not provide for long term therapy so that is another consideration.
What areas do you specialise in?
I work with most things that challenge is in life - such as anxiety, depression, grief, relationships and so forth. I work mainly with adults or older teens of both genders. I can usually recommend other pathways for child work, or sensitive issues such as abuse that may require a different kind of therapist. Of course for people feeling more acutely unwell then it is important that they seek the kind of urgent assistance needed such as the mental health crisis services.
What is your therapeutic modality?
Eclectic! I try and focus on drawing on my experience to find the right tools for each person. Having said that I am a big fan of the Acceptance and Commitment model, which suits the kind of work that I do and fits in well with other models.