What is Gestalt Therapy like?
We begin by exploring what is going on for you right now and what you seek from the therapy.
Through curiosity and compassion, I will hold a safe space where together we identify patterns and behaviours that may have supported you earlier in your life, but are no longer serving you in the present.
This greater self-awareness opens up possibilities to make conscious choices about how you show up in your life, cultivating satisfying and sustainable change.
We will reflect and review regularly on our progress to ensure desired outcomes are being fulfilled and to attune to anything that needs to shift based on your newfound self-awareness and growth.
As we journey towards the end of our therapeutic relationship, it is encouraged to have a few final sessions dedicated to forming a healthy closure between us, a rarity in our culture today.
How long is a therapy session?
Following our initial consultation, individual sessions are 50-55 minutes in length (and 5 minutes outside of the session for progress notes). This is generally a suitable timeframe for exploring and processing your outside world within the microcosm of the therapeutic space.
How many sessions will I need?
This will be different for everyone depending on whether you present with a specific issue or a general theme. I recommend atleast 4 sessions where we can discuss and identify your needs, get to know each other and a feel of the therapeutic process, and develop a support plan for sustainable change that is suitable to your particular needs.
How often should I come to therapy?
Frequency and consistency helps to build and maintain a safe and solid foundation for the work. I recommend 4 initial sessions held weekly after which we can continue to review whether to stay weekly or move to fortnightly or something different.
What are the payment terms?
Session fees are $120.
I also offer a sliding scale fee, so please contact me to discuss a support plan that meets your circumstance.
Payments are made in advance of each session through the booking system via credit/debit card.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, atleast 24 hours notice is required. Any cancellations within 24-hours will attract a full fee.
Do you offer Medicare Rebate?
At this stage, no, however there will be availability in the near future.
Mental Health plan holders are welcome to contact me to discuss a reduced rate.