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"A path to personal awareness and emotional health"
"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed."
C.G. Jung

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens in the first session?

During your first appointment you may be asked to speak about what has brought you to the session.

You will not be obliged to complete any tests or questionnaires, though depending on your personal requirements, specific assessments may be offered in the future as an adjunct to the therapy itself.

The pace and progress of the work is largely determined by you, and there is no reason to ‘push’ through issues beyond what you feel comfortable with.

How long do the sessions last?

Ideally, one or more sessions per week are scheduled, depending upon your individual need and requirement at the time. Each session lasts about 50 minutes and is usually scheduled for the same time, on the same day each week. This is important in establishing a regular, safe and reliable ’space’ in which to do the work required.

If you can’t attend?

The efficacy of counselling or psychotherapy is largely dependent on the client’s commitment to their own process as well as the therapist’s knowledge, skills and experience. It is an endeavor in which both therapist and client make a mutual commitment to the work required.

There are bound to be rare occasions where clients cannot attend booked sessions. However by missing your appointment we know you understand that missed-sessions may be taking away someone else’s chance of committing to their emotional and psychological health.

Therefore, we require that you re-schedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance of any booking. Other clients, as well as your practitioner, will appreciate your courtesy.

Failure to cancel a booked session without adequate notice will result in a charge for your appointment.

What about the fee?

Yes, there is a standard fee charged for each session.

All aspects concerning the payment of fees are openly discussed in the first appointment.

Why do fees vary from practitioner to practitioner?

Many of our ills are caused by us not having ‘valued ourselves enough’ and embarking on a path to emotional health and well-being is likely to be one of the most important investments you will ever make in yourself. Perhaps even more so than many of the other things we spend significant amounts of money on in our life-time. For without healing from pain and attending to ‘things on the inside’ the ‘things on the outside’ may sometimes seem meaningless or even worthless.

The fee a psychotherapist or counsellor charges ought to reflect the skills, experience and professionalism the practitioner offers. In order for the process to be effective, you are likely to entrust your therapist with sensitive information about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in addition to disclosing personal details about your past. Hence, choosing the ‘right person to work with’ is very important to the success of the work you will undertake.

Please bear in mind that basing your decision on whether or not a therapist is offering ‘the lowest price’ may not, in the long-term, be the wisest or most effective way of making a choice. In fact, it is not hard to see that looking for the ‘cheapest therapist’ can sometimes be a potentially dangerous thing to do.

Psychotherapy and counselling is certainly one of those fields where it is best to focus on the potential benefit rather than the cost.

Please phone 9228 1527 or email info@tlsc.com.au or click HERE.

Skype consultations available.

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