What is counselling?
It’s a safe and confidential space for you to talk to someone who will not judge, but listen. Counsellors are trained to work with their clients in order to empower change in thinking, which connects to emotions and behaviours.
How long does it last?
Typically each session is usually an hour with effective changes becoming clear over 6 weeks. Person centred counselling and solution focused brief therapies are some of the therapies employed to enable you to use the new tool-kit you are building.
About the same as a mani-pedi / massage. Prices vary depending on if you want face to face / telephone / skype / facetime, etc.
Do I get Medicare Rebates?
Unfortunately no. This is only available via a Doctor’s referral to a psychologist under a Mental Health Care Plan. It is often around the same price, after the rebate and often clients do not want their mental health plan recorded on their medical records.
Is important. We discuss this in great length in our first session, or on the phone.
What about Private Health Funds?
Yes, Positive Minds is an approved provider for Medibank Private Health Fund – hopefully more to follow soon.
I’m nervous – I don’t know where to start.
That’s absolutely fine. It’s normal to feel nervous. We usually have a chat on the phone first, to work out what is required, if / how I can help, and if you feel comfortable enough.
No question is a silly question.
Email or call me if you have any more questions.