Questions about the cost of counselling are fairly common, and I believe that it is important to know how much counselling costs upfront, and be confident that you’re getting quality, affordable counselling.
Payment is taken at the end of your session. You can pay by cash or Eftpos (preferred), with no credit card surcharge fees. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and debit cards accepted. Mobile payments (Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay etc) also accepted.
60 minute appointment - $95
45 minute appointment - $75
While 60 minutes is the recommended appointment time; 45 minute sessions are also offered, to suit your needs and availability. Appointments are available Monday to Saturday, with evening appointments offered on Wednesday and Thursday (other evenings available on request).
I also offer Walk and Talk sessions, and Talk and Tidy appointments - see below for more details. Prices are the same as for office based consults, within a 15 minute drive of the office, or anywhere along the Lutwyche Road corridor (postcodes 4011, 4012, 4014, 4018, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4034, 4035, 4051, and 4053. For example Albany Creek, Alderley, Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Chermside & Chermside West, Clayfield, Geebung, Gordon Park, Grange, Kedron, Lutwyche, McDowall, Nundah, Stafford & Stafford Heights, Taigum, Virginia, Wavell Heights, Windsor, Wilston, Wooloowin, Zillmere). An extra $15 fee applies for appointments more than 15 minutes away, and I prefer not to go more than 20 mins beyond Aspley. Please call or email to discuss if you’re unsure about the distances, or live that bit further away but could still use my help.
Anxiety & Stress counselling
Counselling for anxiety can help you overcome fears such as excessive worrying, stress, panic attacks, sleep problems. I use a number of strategies, including mindfulness, person centred therapy, identifying triggers, practising a ‘pause’ to help you slow down your reaction to triggers, planning and goal setting. If you’re concerned about your thoughts, feelings, or behaviour, but not sure if you’re experiencing anxiety, this anxiety and depression checklist may help.
coping with change and making changes
You may want to make changes in your life, for example getting help with anger management or seeking counselling support to stop lying. Or you may be struggling with changes to your circumstances, whether that’s work, health, relationships, or in other areas of your life. Person centered therapy can help by focusing on you; we will talk through what is happening, how you’re feeling, and what your goals are. We then work on strategies to get you to where you want to be, and how to look after yourself during change.
Are you’re feeling like you are ‘stuck’ in your current job, feeling stressed at work, or want coaching to help you with career progression or to change careers? Maybe you’re returning to work after a redundancy or time off with caring commitments? I can help with decision making, and with the practical elements of the job search, application, and interview processes, so you’re set up for success. Matching skills and interests to careers or vocations is not my speciality; I can best support you once you’ve narrowed down your options and need that boost to make changes, or need support following changes at home or at work.
Walk and Talk
If a traditional counselling environment is not your preference, I offer clients the option of ‘walking and talking’. Simply book this option in the online booking, or call / email me to arrange your appointment. We’ll pick a park, put on comfy shoes, and have a 45 or 60 minute stroll. If you’re not sure if this is for you, just give me a call to discuss. If the weather is not in our favour on the day of your appointment, my office is my preferred back up plan for our session.
When we feel depressed, we feel tired, down, flat, and generally negative in our outlook on life. Depression can also affect our memory, ability to focus, and decision making skills. The good news is that counselling for depression can help to find a way forward and get back in control. If you’re concerned about your thoughts, feelings, or behaviour, but not sure if you’re experiencing depression, this anxiety and depression checklist may help.
As a parent of young children myself, I’m well aware that sometimes we feel overwhelmed, question our abilities, and wonder if we’re doing the best job at raising our kids. Counselling for parents provides an opportunity to discuss difficult feelings and ask for help in a non-judgmental environment. Parenting support includes looking at communication, strategies and skills to encourage positive behaviour in your child, and manage undesirable behaviour, plus your own self care and how that benefits the whole family.
Are you having relationship problems? Maybe you need help with how you communicate with your partner, or support with anger management. Or perhaps you’re considering separation and need counselling support in making that decision, and on working through the subsequent steps to repair your relationship, or strive towards an amicable separation from your partner. My main focus is on supporting you with communications, decision making, tools for self care, and coping with change. I generally work with individuals rather than couples, and can suggest other counsellors if couples counselling is what you’re after.
TALK AND TIDY
Clutter has been linked to poorer mental health, low subjective well-being, unhealthier eating, and less efficient thinking, among other negative outcomes. Being clear upfront that I’m not a decluttering or organisational expert, I can help through a talk and tidy session. In this session I come to your home and provide counselling support, plus some hands on input, working with you to create an environment that is comfortable for you, by talking and tidying together.