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What's the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?
What can I expect from sessions?

Sessions are tailored to each client individually. Whether you are seeing me for trauma counselling, relationships counselling or general life challenges, our sessions will be guided by the same overall process of:

  • Creating a safe space together; physical space, sensory preferences

  • Getting to know you- your values, goals, challenges

  • Implementing approaches most effective for your goals and challenges

  • Regularly reviewing sessions together; what’s working and making any necessary adjustments

If you'd like further information about counselling sessions, look under 'counselling' on the menu. Alternatively, check out this Quick Guide to My Approach.

This is such a common question that I've written an article outlining the key differences- find it here. Overall, and as you will read in the article, there are usually far more similarities than differences and if you were to sit in on a session, a lot of the time you might not notice a clear difference. Amongst both counsellors and psychologists there can be variance in terms of training, experience and specialisations. If you are unsure about a therapist's credentials and experience, ask for more information. Ultimately, finding a therapist who you trust, are comfortable with and who you feel understands and can support your needs is one of (if not THE) most important part.

Private Health and Medicare Rebates

Mental Health Care Plans are not currently available at Emily Stanley Counselling. To reduce financial barriers, prices are set to match Gap Fees commonly charged by psychologists with similar training and experience.

Clients with coverage under the following Private Health funds are eligible to claim rebates for counselling: Police Health Fund Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, St Lukes Health, GMHBA, CUA Health (telehealth only), Teachers Union Health, AIA, Westfund.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

As a fully qualified and registered Counsellor, I offer face to face and Telehealth sessions to NDIS participants experiencing a range of challenges. As an unregistered provider, I work with participants with self-managed or plan-managed participants. To learn more about NDIS services at Emily Stanley Counselling, please see here

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