1. How will I benefit from counselling?

Counselling is beneficial for those suffering from any personal or relationship problem, whether it is a serious issue or simply something that you wish to address in your life. Counselling (or ‘talking therapy’) can assist in clarifying confusion and/or providing you with strategies to help you increase your emotional and psychological well being. Counselling from a Psychologist can help in the following ways:

  • Build self confidence and self esteem
  • Manage painful memories and emotional issues
  • Anxiety treatment
  • Assist in improving the quality of relationships by teaching effective communication and conflict resolution
  • Promote general well being and balance in one’s life
  • Goal setting
  • Assisting in life transitions
  • Achieve a work-life balance
  • Manage daily stresses
  • Clarify direction in life and vocation
  • Depression treatment.

Contact us on-line or call us on (02) 9957 5858 to arrange an appointment.

2. Are your services confidential?

Yes. Any matters discussed with the Psychologist remain private and confidential. Information will remain confidential to all parties unless you give written consent to release information, or your Psychologist feels you might be in danger or a danger to someone else.

3. How many appointments will I require?

This depends on the individual’s needs and the presenting issue. Some people require only six (or fewer) sessions while others may require more than that. This matter will be discussed with your Psychologist after the first session.

4. How long is each session?

Each session with a Psychologist lasts approximately 50-60 minutes

5. What is the cost of a session?

To find out more about our fees please phone the office on (02) 9957 5858. Please note that you may be entitled to a Medicare rebate or Health fund rebate (see below).

6. What is the Medicare rebate?

The Medicare Rebate is obtainable to clients who are referred by their general practitioner (GP). The Medicare rebate makes accessing a Psychologist more affordable by offering a considerable rebate to clients for 10-12 sessions per calendar year

7. Can I access the Medicare rebate?

You will need to arrange an appointment with your GP to discuss the Mental Health Care Plan. Once you have your care plan simply call our office on (02) 9957 5858 and make an appointment to see a Psychologist.

8. Are there Private Health Insurance Rebates?

Yes. If you have extras cover you will be able to claim a rebate from your health fund provider. As the rebate varies depending on your level of cover please call your Health Provider for more information.

9. What type of counselling is offered at Bright Ideas?

Bright Ideas Psychology offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with adults and adolescents, and Art Therapy with children and adolescents.

10. What can I expect from counselling for my child or adolescent?

Our expert Psychologists have a range of techniques they utilize to assist children and adolescents with any issues they may have; such as issues at school, bullying, abuse, mental health issues, conflict with parents and so on. Contact us to arrange an appointment with a Psychologist.

11. What is a Registered Psychologist?

All Psychologists are legally required to register with the National Psychologist Registration Board in the same way medical practitioners must be registered. This means that they must be competent and follow a strict Code of Conduct.

Not every counselor or therapist is a registered Psychologist. Seeing someone who is registered ensures you receive high quality ethical treatment.

12.  Can I get a reduction in my session fees if I sign up for more than one session?

You can get a reduction in session fees if you pay for six sessions up front. Please call 02 9957 5858 for details.


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