Frequently Asked Questions

WHY CHOOSE MY RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY?

My Relationships Therapy has a client-centred approach and can tailor the approach to suit you in your time of need. It is an approach that is co-created by you in conjunction with the therapist.

WHAT IS A PSYCHOLOGIST?

A Psychologist has completed at least 4 years of intensive undergraduate university training in the science of human behaviour. We then complete further postgraduate university training (1-2 years) and/or an extensive supervision and internship program. We are also required to undergo ongoing, clinical supervision and professional development. This equips us with the knowledge and expertise to be able to assist people with a range of life challenges and mental health concerns.

Whilst the term “therapist or counsellor” can be used by anyone,¬†Psychologists must be qualified and registered with the regulatory body – Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are required to maintain professional and ethical standards.

WHAT IS THERAPY / COUNSELLING?

Psychological counselling / treatment is a scientific approach to assisting people with their life challenges. Also called ‘talk’ therapy. Research shows that people who receive psychological therapy are better off than 80% of those who have not had therapy.
A Psychologist will work you to develop insight and strategies to assist you with the challenges you’re experiencing.

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

If you book an appointment by calling 0411 281 173 or by using the online contact form (here), we will call you back to discuss any queries you may have.

If you book an appointment we will call you within 1-2 days and have a brief chat about why you’re coming to see us, to ensure we are the best service for you.

Once we confirm your appointment, you will receive an e-mail oe text message with all relevant appointment information and our intake pack.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIRST SESSION?

In the first session, you will be asked about what’s brought you to counselling and what you’re hoping to achieve. We ask questions to give us a good idea of who you are, your current life circumstances and challenges.
If you’re new to the counselling, we will explain how it generally works, in step by step format and you’ll be free to ask any questions.¬†

HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?

The number of sessions an individual requires varies. Some people only require a few sessions in order to meet their goals and outcomes, others come longer term to deal with more complex issues.
We encourage people to commit to six sessions to give the process of treatment an opportunity to develop.

Keep in mind that you may be eligible for medicare rebates up to 10 sessions per year.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are located in the South East of Melbourne but we are also available for online sessions via Video Conferencing or Telephone.