To make your first appointment for a face-to-face or Telehealth psychological counselling session simply call us or send an email. We will discuss your needs and arrange a convenient time for an online session anywhere in Australia or the world. You can expect the greatest confidentiality, care and effectiveness in all your communications with us.
The strictest confidentiality will be kept. No information will be passed on to anyone else without your written consent. However, if the psychologist has good reasons to be concerned about your safety or that of another person, then your psychologist is required by law to provide that information to the relevant services.
During your session at our office or online, you can expect to be treated with respect, understanding, compassion and dignity. We offer a non-judgmental and caring environment where our main goal is to first listen to you, to provide an assessment and then to explore effective strategies to resolve your concerns and to reach your goals.
Each session last around 55 minutes, however, you can request a 90-minute session if you desire. The number of sessions required is difficult to estimate and depends on the complexity, duration and severity of the problem. It may be as few as 2 or 3, but will mostly vary from 5 to 12 to lead to significant improvement. Appointments are generally made either weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
During the first session, we will discuss your current situation and your expectations. You may be asked to complete one or more questionnaires to assess your situation. This is optional, but it can save time and will help us to assess the situation more clearly by providing us with extra information to direct the sessions, as well as to evaluate future progress. At the end of the first session, we will provide an assessment, explore treatment options, strategies and goals with you. Following the first interview, we will be able to recommend an approximate number of sessions and a frequency for appointments for a successful outcome.
Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast, Qld 4220