What are your fees?
My fees are in Australian dollars, and generally paid by direct debit or through a secure system called Stripe (like PayPal). All sessions are 55 minutes long.
Don’t forget you can also get a FREE consultation before we begin any ongoing work together. Relationship is vital for the success of counselling.
Face to Face in-person or Video session: $120
Talk session: $100
Instant Messenger session: $80
Email session*: $70
*Email session is worked out by how long it would take me to read and respond to your email in 1 hour. Some e-therapists charge per word or page/time limit, but I prefer to think of it as a ‘story’. You may need a lot more words to describe one event, which can be very important in counselling. Some people may be more concise than others and whatever your style is, I welcome you. As a tip: try and keep it short enough so that I can absorb and respond within an hour, but long enough to have some level of detail/richness to it (around 600-1200 words, or 2 A4 pages maximum).
After the first one, you’ll be guided by reflections I offer or questions I ask. This can be incredibly useful for people who find writing cathartic and would benefit from a professional ‘witnessing’ an event and then growing some new thoughts about that event- enriching a sense of self. As well as talking with you, I am trained to write alongside you, ask useful questions and offer thought-provoking reflections as well as use creative ideas and responses to support your story.
Do you offer any discounts or rebates?
Unfortunately I can’t offer any cheaper fees than I currently charge and there are no rebates for online services. Fortunately because of being located online and not needing to rent an office, as well as an ethical position, my fees are a fair bit lower than many practitioners. Therefore you may find my fee is comparable to other therapists (and coaches) even with the medicare rebate. It also means that sessions are sustainable over time and you don’t have to wait to get started! It’s worth comparing therapist fees as there are significant differences and a higher fee doesn’t necessarily equal better for you.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have been a victim of a crime in the State of Victoria- even if you did not report it- we may be able to apply for funding through VOCAT. Also if you are receiving support from a service (e.g.: a women’s survivor organisation), they may be able to access some funding for counselling, as some services do already, understanding that it’s helpful to be able to take your counsellor with you if you need to move locations.