Counselling & Psychotherapy Surry Hills

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FAQ

When are you available?

I am available for appointments on weekdays from 7am to 9pm and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral. Simply contact me to make an appointment.

Can I claim a rebate through my private health fund?

Yes. If you are with Medibank Private, depending on your coverage, you can claim a rebate.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling generally refers to a short-term, solution-focused approach to specific issues or events in one’s life (e.g. procrastination or goal setting). Psychotherapy tends to focus on more deep-rooted issues that an individual may be experiencing (e.g. depression, grief or trauma).

What is the difference between psychology and psychotherapy?

In Australia, psychology usually focuses on mental health skills training and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches which generally offer symptomatic relief of emotional issues. As noted above, psychotherapy generally works with issues on a deeper level; the causes, the resulting unconscious maladaptive behaviours, and how to work through said issues.

Do you offer the Medicare rebate?

No. Registered psychotherapists are not currently able to offer the Mental Health Care Plan rebate.

What will my initial appointment cover?

Your initial appointment will cover:

  • Your concerns and current presenting issues.
  • The effect of said concerns on your current experience of life.
  • Your expectations and goals for therapy.
  • Information about how I work and any other questions you may wish to ask.

What are your rates?

The normal rate for a 50-minute session is $150 for individuals and $190 for couples.

What happens if I need to cancel an appointment?

In accordance with normal professional practice, 48-hours’ notice is required for cancellation or postponement of an appointment. This notice gives me the chance to offer the cancelled appointment time to someone else who may be waiting. Otherwise, the normal fee may apply (except in some emergency situations).


If you are interested in discussing your specific needs, to book an appointment, or to schedule a free 10-minute consultation, please feel free to contact me.

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