Is counselling for me?

I guess you won’t know unless you try! For some people the idea of sitting down and talking about their feelings feels similar to going to the dentist – painful and expensive. For others the idea of being able to bounce ideas and understandings off another person can be liberating. The truth is any time we try something new it can bring up feelings of fear and uncertainty.  Change is created the moment you decide you want or need things to be different and doing this type of work is great platform to facilitate that change process. Contact me for more information.

What can I expect in the first session?

A safe environment, no ‘fluff’ just honest, authentic conversations.  When working with someone it is important for them to walk away feeling understood and optimistic about the possibility of change. The first session will look at creating a joint understanding of your current stressors, understanding where you are currently and where you would like to be.

Do I need a referral before booking in an appointment?

No, you do not need a referral.

Can I see a Social Worker without a referral from a GP?

Yes! You can see a social worker without a referral.

Can the session be somewhere I am comfortable with?

When working with Marie-Louise there a several options available for the location of your sessions, these can be discussed over the phone or at your first appointment.

What are the consultation fees?

Please contact Marie-Louise on 0432 683 533 to discuss consultation fees or use the contact form here.

Can I claim the session via Medicare?

Unfortunately, at this stage you are unable to claim the session via Medicare. However we are working on making this available in the near future.