Uniquely You Counselling & Clinical Hypnotherapy | FAQs
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  • Where are you based?

    Uniquely You is based in Ocean Grove at a private address.

    This address will be given to you upon making an appointment.

  • When should I seek therapy?

    Uniquely You therapy is a combination of Counselling and Hypnotherapy, which works with both the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind.

    The therapeutic process is an opportunity to talk openly to a trained professional who will listen carefully to you, won't judge you and who will help you to find solutions for what is troubling you.

    It can help you gain clarity, explore options and choices, discover personal strengths and get to the cause of the issue.

    Talking to someone in a safe and supportive environment is a healthy way to feel less alone.

  • What can I expect in a therapy session?

    You can expect to feel safe, supported and listened to.

    The session will involve uncovering what makes you unique and what your goals and aspirations are.

    The focus will be from a holistic perspective, as body and mind are connected.

    I often combine counselling with hypnotherapy as this aligns the conscious and subconscious minds to create faster and more lasting results.

    You may find at the end of the session that you feel better than when you arrived.

  • How long will a session last?

    This will be dependent on what you want and we will discuss all therapeutic options available to you.

    Initial consultations are approximately 90 minutes.

    Subsequent sessions are approximately 60 minutes.

  • How many sessions will I need?

    Therapy can be short or long term and is dependent upon the needs of the client.

    After the first session we should have a better idea of how many sessions you will need or sometimes we review as we go along and depending on how you feel.

  • Are your services confidential?

    As a Professional Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am bound by a Code of Ethics set by the Australian Counselling Association and Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists, which are the organisations I am registered with. I understand the importance of your privacy and confidentiality regarding the information you share with me in sessions.

    Everything you say to me is confidential and may be recorded in hardcopy and electronic clinical notes. All clinical notes are kept under lock and key or under a secure electronic system called Cliniko and for seven years after therapy has ceased.

    For information to be shared with other health practitioners, the client will need to provide a signed written consent.

  • How do I know you have been properly trained?

    I have a Diploma of Health Sciences (Counselling) and am registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) #7692.

    I am currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling at the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors.

    I have a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Australian College of Hypnotherapists and am registered with the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH).

    I am bound by the Code of Ethics, Supervisory and Professional Development requirements of both the ACA and ASCH #1661V.

  • Do you have any Health Rebates?

    At this stage the Australian Government does not provide Counsellors with a Medicare Rebate

    Private Health Fund rebates apply for Hypnotherapy and are dependent on the health fund and type of cover you have.

    Please ask when making an appointment.

  • Do I need a referral from my GP?

    No referral is necessary however if your GP has suggested that you see me then I appreciate a letter from them describing your issue, any health problems you may have and any medications you may be on.

  • What is your cancellation or no-show policy?

    I understand that life happens and due to circumstances that are out of your control, you may choose to cancel or reschedule an appointment.

    Please let me know as soon as you can so that your appointment time can be given to someone else who may be waiting.

    24 hours notice is the minimum required and a fee of $100 may be charged for last minute cancellations or rescheduling.

    I am committed to your therapy and take these booked times very seriously and ask for your consideration in this matter.