Our practice thrives on referrals from our clients! If you like the services you receive, please refer us to your friends and family.
What does the first appointment entail:
The first appointment is 90 minutes long because we'll need to do some paperwork and find out what you are coming to therapy for. Sessions booked after this go for 55 minutes and longer sessions can be booked in if requested.
How many sessions will I need:
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on what the issue is, how long the issue has been ongoing, and what kind of change you’re wanting to create.
On average, our clients tend to stay for 6-10 sessions, but it’s also common some clients who are working on long-standing issues will work with us for significantly longer periods because they see the value in doing long-term therapy work. Occasionally some clients only require a small number of sessions because they want to resolve a very specific issue that doesn't require longer work.
It’s important to know the best results from counselling and psychotherapy are achieved when appointments are scheduled and attended on a regular basis.
For information regarding session fees please contact Mell on 0412 664 585. Please note, no Medicare rebate is offered for this service and Doctors referrals are not required. You can call directly or book in your appointment online through our booking system. This clinic accepts, cash, Direct Debit and Eftpos and does not hold accounts. Payments are to be made at the conclusion of each session.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required if you cancel or reschedule an appointment, or the full fee will be charged. Similarly, the full fee will be applicable if you forget about an appointment or do not show up without giving 24 hours notice as other clients may miss out on receiving help.
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to me. I adhere to the ethics and guidelines set out by two of the industry’s peak professional bodies of which I am a member of.
ACA- The Australian Counselling Association, Level 2 # 3341 PACFA- Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia, Mellinda Symonds PACFA Reg. Provisional #23748 AAMET -International Association for EFT for students and professionals #1510010 GANZ-Gestalt Australia and New Zealand
To hold memberships with the above associations members must ensure that they meet the minimum annual standards for professional development and supervision. And, In order to provide the best service for my clients, I continue to engage in regular professional development, personal work and clinical supervision to keep my skills relevant and up-to-date.
We are a recognised provider of counselling services with Medibank Private, so please check with your insurance policy to see if it will cover your counselling session.