Initial Assessment Interview: The first appointment may be a structured process or may be just a conversation where we sit, observe and communicate to find a comfotable space where therapy can take place. A structured session looks like an intitial assessment interview, that covers:
1. Your concerns and current presenting issues.
2. The effect of those on your current functioning and your expectations from therapy.
3. Information about how I work and questions that you wish to ask (your questions are always encouraged at any time).
Initial assessment: 245 AUD/90 min. Includes assessment of current symptoms, recording of family history and genogram (family tree), completing psychometric tests and setting therapy goals. Treatment process and approach, as well as duration and expectations will be outlined in the assessment session. One assessment session is recommended at the start of each treatment.
Skype counselling: 140 AUD/ 50 min. If you live outside Sydney metro area but would still like to book an appointment with me, limited number of Skype sessions is available. Although some non-verbal communication (like body language) can be lost via Skype, I use high quality camera and stable internet connection to allow sessions run as smoothly as possible. You can book your Skype session here.
Telephone consultation: FREE/ 15 min. A brief telephone consultation is recommended before you book your face-to-face appointment. While we do not discuss your concerns in detail over the phone, this consultation will help us to determine whether psychoanalytic, existential therapy is appropriate and can be relevant for you at this point in time. You can book your telephone consultation here.
Psychotherapy session: 165 AUD/ 50 min. Private health fund rebates available. Please enquire and book your session here.
I have a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours before the scheduled time, I charge the full session amount. You may be asked to provide your credit card details at the time of booking or by completing the intake form during your first appointment, to authorize those charges from your credit card.
EFTPOS, cash, EFT. All cards accepted, but attract 2% surcharge.
Private health fund rebates: Medibank, BUPA, Police health and Emergency Services health.
Please note: No Medicare rebates available.
National Disability Insurance Scheme participants welcome. Services can be billed via NDIS for eligible participants.
WorkCover claims welcome. Please ask your treating doctor for a referral.
I am also registered with some EAP (Employment Assistance Program) across Sydney. To claim your sessions via EAP, check with your employer for EAP provider details.