Psychotherapy and counselling may involve intervening with current problems, immediate crises, long-term difficulties or even when the broader questions of ‘what is my life’s purpose?’ arise. The work may be short-term or long-term, depending on the nature of the circumstance.
Although counselling and psychotherapy overlap considerably, there are also recognised differences. While the work between counsellors, psychotherapists and their clients may be of considerable depth, the focus of counselling is more likely to be on specific problems, changes in life adjustments and fostering individual wellbeing. Psychotherapists are often trained in various modalities of therapeutic work and consider overall patterns, trauma or recurrent feelings. Psychotherapy requires an openness to exploring the past to resolve underlying issues. Professional counselling and psychotherapy are explicitly contracted and require in-depth training to utilise a range of therapeutic interventions, and should be differentiated from the use of counselling skills by other professionals.
Please give us a call for a free initial consultation over the phone. After this, we can schedule in an appointment for a suitable time. The duration of the sessions will be determined for each client depending on their needs and can be adjusted on the day depending on availability.
Please practice self-care after your session as often painful emotions can surface, leaving you feeling drained or overwhelmed. Giving yourself time to do something nurturing, for example a walk in nature, a bath, meditating, yoga, cooking or simply having some alone time can assist with feeling balanced and centered.
Each hour session is $80, adjusted accordingly for longer sessions. You may choose one session or a cluster of sessions, and we offer concessions for the elderly where needed.
If you live in a remote area, we can arrange for phone or skype sessions which can be just as effective as face-to-face sessions. Please give us a call if this is something you are interested in.
You can pay by cash, bank transfer, or by card after your session.