All rates include GST where applicable. Fees are subject to change at short notice. Where possible, advance notice of fee changes will be provided. Rebates are available via the following private health providers:
Please note that I am unable to provide sessions at a reduced rate under a mental health care plan, as such plans are only available to psychologists and social workers under current legislation.
WHERE TO FIND ME
50 Dudley Street
Opposite Flagstaff Gardens, Flagstaff House is a secure, private and safe space where I conduct my therapy sessions. There are bathroom facilities on site, as well as facilities to fill your water bottle and make yourself tea or coffee. Flagstaff Station is a short walk away, and there are various trams running in the nearby area. There is 3-hour meter parking at the front of the premise, 1-hour free parking on Milton Street, and hourly or flat rate day parking available at the Queen Victoria Market public car park.
ESSENDON COUNSELLING ROOMS
80-82 Keilor Rd
Essendon Counselling Rooms are conveniently located in the heart of the western suburbs. Bathroom facilities as well as a place to fill your water bottle are available. The #59 tram and 477 bus travel along Keilor Rd and stop right outside of the building. There is one hour parking available on Berry St, and additional parking across the road on McCracken St as well as in the McDonald's parking lot.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I PAY?
I accept payment via bank transfer or in cash. Payment must be made before the beginning of each session.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
I kindly request 24 hours notice for cancellation and rescheduling of appointments, otherwise, the full session fee will be charged. This applies to missed sessions also. Please understand that this policy is based on fairness to you, your therapist, and other clients needing appointments. There is a high demand for services and for certain times of day, and when you book a session, that time is reserved exclusively for you. I appreciate your understanding.
DO YOU OFFER WEEKEND OR WEEKNIGHT AVAILABILITY?
I offer sessions on weeknights and on Saturdays, however, these sessions are often in high demand and as such availability cannot be guaranteed.
DO YOU OFFER RATES ON A SLIDING SCALE?
I do not, for a variety of philosophical and practical reasons. Primarily, constraining my practice to a single fee prevents me from asking you to subsidize other clients.
WHAT IF I'M UNSURE IF COUNSELLING OR YOU AS A THERAPIST ARE RIGHT FOR ME?
I understand how important it is to find a therapist that you feel connected to and comfortable with. I am happy to provide a free 15 minute consultation, either over zoom or via phone before booking, to assess goodness of fit between client/ therapist. These consultations are truly obligation-free and I will not be hurt or offended if you decide to look elsewhere. If you do not feel I am a good fit for you, I'm more than happy to refer you to another therapist or service.