Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions will it take?
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on a number of factors including the complexity of the issue, whether this is a single issue or a situation needing ongoing support.  However I usually ask people to agree to 4 – 6 sessions and then we’ll talk about whether you’ve achieved what you needed or if there’s more you’d like to cover.

What does it cost?
$140 for one hour sessions. I also work for Vitae, an employee assistance provider.

What happens in a session?
We will talk about what you want to achieve, your view of the problem and how it’s affecting you, possible solutions or options and identify useful strengths and resources.

How do I know if you’re the therapist I need?
We can figure that out together when you phone or email.  If I’m not able to help you I will be able to suggest other therapists.

How do I know if I need counselling?
See a counsellor if an issue is interrupting your life or relationships or is affecting your sleeping, eating or usual activities. Also you or your family or friends may have noticed that your mood has changed in some way.

How can men benefit from counselling?
Men often seek help regarding relationships – recovering from break-ups, communicating more effectively with partners, children and others, also work stress, depression, anger, anxiety and parenting issues.

What do women come to counselling for?
Women come to counseling for help with life and relationship changes – partners, children, work, also depression, anxiety, grief, anger, recovery from abuse or rebuilding confidence and strength.