Frequently Asked Questions
Cost and Payment
Psychological counselling sessions last for up to one hour. Payment is taken electronically or by cheque either before each
session starts or as it finishes.
There is a standard fee for each session and some concessionary rates are available.
Your personal privacy is very important to me and my associates. Our paramount concern is respect for you and your wellbeing. The service we offer is confidential although there are limits to this because, as is required by our professional code of conduct, all counselling psychologists may discuss aspects of their work with professional colleagues, although individuals are never identified.
This discussion centres on ensuring best practice and our colleagues are also bound by an ethical code and a commitment to confidentiality.
It is normal practice for us to know the name and address of your doctor and a contact number in case of emergencies.
We do not normally talk with your doctor about you unless there is a concern that you might be at risk of harm either to yourself or that you might harm others. In such instances, we always make every effort to let you know of the need for such actions before they are taken and before we speak with your doctor.