FAQs

FAQs

What is Therapy?

Therapy is the process of listening to develop a better understanding of the client and to help develop the client’s self-awareness and make changes in his or her life. The therapist ensures that the process is not only supportive but also to make the therapy process both safe and supportive.

A therapist and client will discuss the issues which are presented by the client usually for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Professional counsellors and psychotherapists help individuals explore and resolve issues that are interpersonal or personal in nature. They do so within the boundaries of a clearly drafted and principled relationship.

What is Counselling?

According to the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Counselling is based on an interpersonal relationship between the client and the counsellor which helps them develop a better understanding about themselves and then solve their problems. A counsellor is a trained professional that can help solve personal problems. The counselling process becomes effective when clients feel safe, understood, respected, and accepted without judgement.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is about the client’s well-being and the healing, growth or transformation of emotional, physical and relationship issues. The aim of psychotherapy is to work with awareness and provide choices which facilitate the development and well-being of a client. A good friend can listen to you, but a Psychotherapist has the skills and professional training to help you when you are feeling overwhelmed.

What does a Counsellor / Psychotherapist do?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists work with their clients to bring awareness through therapeutic processes. There is no one way to define psychotherapy but to follow the conscious mind, closely observe signals and be present in the moment. Healing happens through the connection of the relationship with the client and following the flow of the experience as its unfolding.

A key element of the practice of psychotherapy is the interpersonal relationship between the psychotherapist and the client. The interaction between therapist and client provide the relational encounter through which the client becomes aware of repeated patterns and ways of relating and develops insights, abilities, understandings and ways of being in the world.

Do I need a referral?

No, you don’t need a referral. You can contact me to book an appointment.

Do you offer counselling via Skype or Zoom?

Yes

What are your rates?

The Session fees are $85 for 60 minutes. For a full-time student, the rate for a 60 minute session is $65.

Cancellations - There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. If there is less than 24-hour notice when you cancel or need to reschedule the session or there is no-show, the full fee will have to be paid.

Do you have payment options?

Sessions are paid via credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or by direct debit prior to the session (2 days).

Online sessions are paid via credit card or by direct debit two days prior to the session.

Do you have Medicare Rebates?

Unfortunately, my services are not covered under Mental Health Care Plans.

How do I make an appointment?

Call or text me on 0409 990 701 to make an appointment or book a 20 minute free phone consultation, or email Debbie debnavara@gmail.com.

What is your cancellation policy?

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. If there is less than 24-hour notice when you cancel or need to reschedule the session or there is no-show, the full fee will have to be paid.

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Areas of focus

Contact Debbie for a free 20 minute phone session to discuss your needs or book an appointment. In person and online sessions are now available.