FEES

Initial Phone Consult - FREE

I encourage you to have a chat with me about what might be right for you. It is important that there is the right fit between therapist and client, so it is worth spending some time ensuring you are comfortable. Often people feel nervous contacting a psychologist and beginning therapy as most people do not know what to expect. A brief chat over the phone can often answer any questions you may have.   

Session Fee - $165 

(50-60 minute session)

There is no charge if you cancel an appointment with  at least 24 hours notice, but a 50% fee applies if a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.  The full fee may be charged for failure to attend a booked session.


Frequently asked questions


How many sessions will I need?

There is no set number of sessions as it will depend on your individual needs but the average number of sessions is somewhere between 3-6 sessions.  We can talk about what is right for you after your initial session.


How do I know if this is right for me?

I encourage you to phone me first for a chat about what might be right for you.  It is important that there is the right fit between therapist and client so it is worth spending some time ensuring you are comfortable.  A brief chat over the phone will often answer any questions you have.  After the initial session you can also go away and think to make a decision about whether this is the treatment for you.  If you don't feel this is right for you, I am happy to suggest other potential options.


How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by phoning me on 027 462 3259 or by sending me an email.  


Will my information be kept private?

As a Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, I operate under the Code of Ethics.  Accordingly, all information is treated as strictly confidential and will only be released to others with your permission.  Limits to confidentiality include client or public safety and legal responsibility (if I have been ordered to disclose information by a court of law).  You would be informed if this was to occur. 


Do I need a referral?

No you do not need a referral to see me, although I am also happy to take referrals from your GP.  You can just phone or email me directly to make an appointment or discuss if this is right for you.


What is a Clinical Psychologist?

To be a Clinical Psychologist you must go through at least 7 years of University Level training.   A Clinical Psychologist helps you to understand your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, experiences, and behaviour; and can help you with strategies to improve your mental wellbeing and make positive changes in your life.  All Clinical Psychologists should be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists' Board.  

A Clinical Psychologist does not prescribe medications but can work with your GP if medication seems like something that may be helpful for you.  To read more about what makes Clinical Psychologists different from other counselling professions visit:

http://www.nzccp.co.nz/for-the-public/how/how-does-clinical-psychology-differ-from-other-professions/