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Counselling

Do you suffer from?

  • Anxiety

  • Overwhelm

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Relationship issues

 

If so counselling can help you

I understand that at times it may be hard talking to friends and family about how you feel. This may leave you feeling isolated, powerless and lonely.

 

Counselling provides a supportive, confidential, non-judgemental, safe environment to express yourself freely. I will work with you to help unpack and untangle your problems and provide you with new skills and insights to help you overcome these.

If you would like a free 15 minute phone consultation to talk further please text or call me on 0400 922 198. Or click on the button below.

 

 

 

 

Fees: counselling sessions cost $100 per hour and the number of sessions are up to the individual.

I use an integrated approach to support you, utilising a range of therapeutic modalities, depending on your situation and needs. I take the time to get to know you, assessing the best way to move forward.

 

My techniques include:

  • CBT  -  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy explores the way we think, act and feel to break the cycle of unhelpful or negative thoughts.

  • Person centred approach - working psychodynamically I explore issues you are facing and why you may feel the way you do. I work with you to help you move forward. 

  • Mindfulness - using grounding and breathing based techniques I can help you to calm the parasympathetic nervous system.

My Approach

About your counsellor

I am passionate about helping people and restoring hope back into their lives.  I am a licensed & qualified Counsellor and registered member of the ACA (Australian Counselling Association). 

 

Having completed my degree from Brighton University (BA Hons) I spent the majority of my career in Executive Search working for corporates sourcing senior executives across their businesses. Having moved to Australia 6 years ago with my husband and 3 children, I was keen to do something that resonated more with me, than just making people more money! 

 

Working as a volunteer at the Women’s Shelter in Manly and listening to their stories inspired me to want to help. As a result I took the decision to study and become qualified as a Counsellor and haven’t looked back since.

 

My aim is to help you uncover what is making you stressed, unhappy, anxious or depressed and to try to restore some relief and comfort.

Why do walk and talk therapy?

  • By walking side by side it can feel less intimidating and less under the microscope. This more relaxed setting can help open up discussions that you may not feel comfortable talking about in a more traditional face to face environment.

  • It helps you become "unstuck", as your brain works in a different way with walking, allowing you to develop your E-motion. Kate Hays, PhD author of Working it Out: Using Exercise in Psychotherapy has incorporated sports psychology into her clinical practice for more than 2 decades backs this up citing how rhythmic exercise such as walking helps a patient get “unstuck” when confronting difficult issues, and create deeper ways of thinking often released by mood improving physical activity.

  • Benefits of biochemical effects of being active and the calming affects of being out in nature.

Walk & Talk Therapy

 

Frequently asked questions

How long does the session last and how many do I have to book?


It an hour session you can book as many or few as you like. Sessions are by appointment only.




How much does it cost?


A face to face session costs $120 per hour. A telephone or online session $90 per hour.




Can I do online or telephone counselling with you?


Yes you can and this is charged at $90 per hour. Available communication channels

  • Phone
  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • WhatsApp
  • Face Time




Will I get Medicare rebate?


Medicare rebates will apply to a registered Psychologist. I am not a Psychologist. I am a Counsellor therefore the rebate will not apply.




Can I get a Medibank or private health rebate?


I am a registered Medibank provider but you will need to check with your private health fund provider.




What is your cancellation policy?


If you cancel/reschedule with less than 24 hours notice or fail to attend (unless medical emergency) then 30% of appointment fee will be charged.




Do you provide emergency mental health support?


I don't provide emergency mental health support.

If you are in need of this please contact one of the following organisations listed below:

Emergency Services 000 Lifeline 131114 Mental Health Emergency response line1300555788




Where do we meet for a Walk & Talk session?


This will be prearranged nearby to our walking route.




What happens if I get too tired or too emotional during our Walk & Talk session?


You set the pace and we can go as slow or fast as you like. We can take a rest anytime and this applies if you get emotional or cry we can find a place to rest in a quiet space.




What happens if we are interrupted by a known person on our Walk & Talk session?


In the unlikely event most people will realise we are engrossed in deep conversation and carry on. On the rare occasion we do get interrupted this will not be an impediment to the process and no one will need to know that we are in a counselling session.




Does a Walk & Talk Session cost more than a face to face session?


It is the same amount, $120 per session.




What if the weather is too wet whilst walking?


It’s rarely so bad that we can’t put on an extra coat and I will have an umbrella for us. If the weather is too wet we can reschedule or do a session indoors or online.





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