therapy frequently asked questions
Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about psychotherapy? For your convenience, we have included some of the frequent questions we get asked about Therapy and our practice.

Want to book a therapy session to find out firsthand what it is like? Then head over to our Book Now page. Can’t find an answer to your question on this page? Then be sure to contact us on 0449 101 955.

Psychotherapy is a group of therapies and modalities that deal with the inner life of a human being, also called the psyche, and how this interacts with the outer life of a person. It assists in identifying distressing thoughts, feelings and emotions, addresses their underlying causes and works towards changing unhealthy behavioural patterns.

If you’d like to know more about psychotherapy and how it differs from psychology, psychiatry and counselling, read my Blog here.

Process Oriented Psychology (also called Process Work) was founded by Arnold Mindell in the early 60’s and is recognised as a form of Depth Psychology. It finds its roots in Chinese Taoism, Shamanism and modern Physics. Process Work facilitates transformation through bringing awareness to those aspects that resist the flow of life creating tensions and difficulties. It sees the ‘process’ as the natural flow of experience, fosters realignment with the effortless state of things and encourages trust in whatever is happening as inherently right.

The application of Process Work branches out to a variety of domains, including dream and bodywork, inner work, relationships, work with coma and near death experiences, altered and extreme states (psychiatric) work and small and large group work, also called Deep Democracy or Worldwork. Within the domain of Worldwork, Process Work can be applied to organisational development and change, diversity issues, conflict management and social action.

A non-medicalised approach means I don’t provide you with a diagnosis for any mental health condition you may have and I focus on the underlying causes of what you may be experiencing, rather than treating the symptoms. I am happy to hear your diagnosis if you have one, but I’m interested in understanding what your experience of that state is, rather than what the label may indicate. This allows me to have an open, unbiased attitude, a beginner’s mind, towards you and your process but also to trust the process of creation (creativity) that happens simply in the encounter of two human beings, me and you.

As a PACFA-accredited holistic counsellor and psychotherapist, I am trained to deal with a variety of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Self-growth

To only mention a few. If I feel I can’t help you, I will discuss this with you first and together we can decide whether referring you to another professional is the best way to proceed.

A lot of people question whether they need therapy or how it can help them. The truth is, you don’t need to meet any criteria for it to be of benefit to you. While therapy has been proven to help people with a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress and burn out, anger, relationship issues, emotional extremes, addiction and trauma, it can also assist you in your self-awareness journey, and give you a greater understanding of who you are and why you think, feel and act the way you do.

Seeing a therapist can be a daunting and humbling decision and one that can provoke a level of discomfort or anxiety. We understand this and will do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible for you. The first session is about getting to know you, so we will ask about you and your background, such as any medical issues you may have, the name of your GP and whether you have had therapy before as well as what has lead you to begin therapy and what you want to get out of it.

During this time, you can also ask me any questions you have about the therapy process, my background and my style. While therapists may use similar techniques and skills, we each practice in a unique way based on our specialities, life experiences and values, and I am more than happy to share that with you.

The most important part of therapy is the quality of the relationship developed between you and your therapist. It’s crucial that you feel at ease when you speak with your therapist, even if it is difficult to open up and fully trust at first.

Therapy sessions generally last for 50 minutes. Any future appointments will be discussed with you at the end of each session and can be scheduled weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The frequency and length of treatment can depend on your needs and what you want to achieve.

Yes. While I do offer face-to-face sessions in my practice in North Fitzroy, Melbourne, I also provide online sessions via video conferencing using Zoom. This gives you the flexibility of working with me, whatever your location is. Though again, it can depend on your preference and what you need to work through. Some people do benefit a lot more from face-to-face therapy where they can be in the physical presence of someone they trust, whereas others may just not be able to make it to our location.

With online therapy, it is essential to have a stable Internet connection that can sustain video and the space and privacy to talk openly, so please keep this in mind. As for how it works, I will send you a link via email to join the video call from your browser.

Initial consultations and standard therapy sessions cost $100 (AUD) and are 50 minutes long.

Payment will be due at the end of your consultation *or at the time of booking if you Book Online. A discount is provided for those who would like to book and pay for four sessions in advance.

Bookings can be made on the Book Now page through our booking system, by calling us on 0449 101 955 or by sending us a message

Payments can be made in cash or by direct debit at your consultation. If you are paying by cash, we kindly ask that you bring the exact amount. If you would like to take advantage of the discounted rate for four sessions, please discuss this with us at your consultation. For any further payment queries, please call us on 0449 101 955.

We understand that unexpected events, illnesses and family emergencies come up – it’s a fact of life. However, we do request that you let us know as soon as possible so others who are waiting for an appointment can take your place.

There is no charge to cancel an appointment with more than 24 hours notice or to reschedule an appointment in the event of an emergency. If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee will be charged at your therapist’s discretion.

Psychotherapy is a group of therapies and modalities that deal with the inner life of a human being, also called the psyche, and how this interacts with the outer life of a person. It assists in identifying distressing thoughts, feelings and emotions, addresses their underlying causes and works towards changing unhealthy behavioural patterns.

If you’d like to know more about psychotherapy and how it differs from psychology, psychiatry and counselling, read my Blog here.

Process Oriented Psychology (also called Process Work) was founded by Arnold Mindell in the early 60’s and is recognised as a form of Depth Psychology. It finds its roots in Chinese Taoism, Shamanism and modern Physics. Process Work facilitates transformation through bringing awareness to those aspects that resist the flow of life creating tensions and difficulties. It sees the ‘process’ as the natural flow of experience, fosters realignment with the effortless state of things and encourages trust in whatever is happening as inherently right.

The application of Process Work branches out to a variety of domains, including dream and bodywork, inner work, relationships, work with coma and near death experiences, altered and extreme states (psychiatric) work and small and large group work, also called Deep Democracy or Worldwork. Within the domain of Worldwork, Process Work can be applied to organisational development and change, diversity issues, conflict management and social action.

A non-medicalised approach means I don’t provide you with a diagnosis for any mental health condition you may have and I focus on the underlying causes of what you may be experiencing, rather than treating the symptoms. I am happy to hear your diagnosis if you have one, but I’m interested in understanding what your experience of that state is, rather than what the label may indicate. This allows me to have an open, unbiased attitude, a beginner’s mind, towards you and your process but also to trust the process of creation (creativity) that happens simply in the encounter of two human beings, me and you.

As a PACFA-accredited holistic counsellor and psychotherapist, I am trained to deal with a variety of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Self-growth

To only mention a few. If I feel I can’t help you, I will discuss this with you first and together we can decide whether referring you to another professional is the best way to proceed.

A lot of people question whether they need therapy or how it can help them. The truth is, you don’t need to meet any criteria for it to be of benefit to you. While therapy has been proven to help people with a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress and burn out, anger, relationship issues, emotional extremes, addiction and trauma, it can also assist you in your self-awareness journey, and give you a greater understanding of who you are and why you think, feel and act the way you do.

Seeing a therapist can be a daunting and humbling decision and one that can provoke a level of discomfort or anxiety. We understand this and will do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible for you. The first session is about getting to know you, so we will ask about you and your background, such as any medical issues you may have, the name of your GP and whether you have had therapy before as well as what has lead you to begin therapy and what you want to get out of it.

During this time, you can also ask me any questions you have about the therapy process, my background and my style. While therapists may use similar techniques and skills, we each practice in a unique way based on our specialities, life experiences and values, and I am more than happy to share that with you.

The most important part of therapy is the quality of the relationship developed between you and your therapist. It’s crucial that you feel at ease when you speak with your therapist, even if it is difficult to open up and fully trust at first.

Therapy sessions generally last for 50 minutes. Any future appointments will be discussed with you at the end of each session and can be scheduled weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The frequency and length of treatment can depend on your needs and what you want to achieve.

Yes. While I do offer face-to-face sessions in my practice in North Fitzory, Melbourne, I also provide online sessions via video conferencing using Zoom. This gives you the flexibility of working with me, whatever your location is. Though again, it can depend on your preference and what you need to work through. Some people do benefit a lot more from face-to-face therapy where they can be in the physical presence of someone they trust, whereas others may just not be able to make it to our location.

With online therapy, it is essential to have a stable Internet connection that can sustain video and the space and privacy to talk openly, so please keep this in mind. As for how it works, I will send you a link via email to join the video call from your browser.

Initial consultations and standard therapy sessions cost $100 (AUD) and are 50 minutes long.

Payment will be due at the end of your consultation *or at the time of booking if you Book Online. A discount is provided for those who would like to book and pay for four sessions in advance.

Bookings can be made on the Book Now page through our booking system, by calling us on 0449 101 955 or by sending us a message

Payments can be made in cash or by direct debit at your consultation. If you are paying by cash, we kindly ask that you bring the exact amount. If you would like to take advantage of the discounted rate for four sessions, please discuss this with us at your consultation. For any further payment queries, please call us on 0449 101 955.

We understand that unexpected events, illnesses and family emergencies come up – it’s a fact of life. However, we do request that you let us know as soon as possible so others who are waiting for an appointment can take your place.

There is no charge to cancel an appointment with more than 24 hours notice or to reschedule an appointment in the event of an emergency. If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee will be charged at your therapist’s discretion.