Here at Effective Directions, we provide the following services:
Duration: 60 minutes
When our new clients have returned their intake form, we will book their initial consult. We have people coming to see our therapists for many different reasons…
This could be:
- Stress Management
- Anxiety, PTSD, Phobias, GAD
- Depression or Depressed Mood
- Grief and Loss: eg. loss of a loved one, made redundant from work, moving or relocating, etc.
- Weight Management / Weightloss
- Quit Smoking / Smoking Cessation
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Suicide Ideation
- Trauma: violence and abuse, bullying, physical and sexual assault, natural disaster, medical, car accident, emergency services (Ambulance, CFS & medical staff), etc.
- Life transitions
- And so much more…
During your Initial consult we will answer all of your questions, get an understanding of what is happening at the moment for you. Such as history, background, and an understanding of the presenting issue or problem.
Most importantly, to see if we are a match to work together.
Duration: 60 minutes per session.
These sessions can be anywhere from 6-12 sessions. This depends on what is happening for our clients and the problem they are wishing to resolve. In some instances these sessions could be more than 12.
In these subsequent sessions we:
- Devise a treatment plan* as agreed with client
- Provide psycho-education where relevant
- Follow the agreed treatment plan
- Review/revise as we go along
The Treatment Plan
Each *treatment plan is based on working through ONE presenting issue or problem at a time. We are aware that sometimes the presenting issue brings up other issues such as trauma may be linked to addiction. This is why during our initial consult we understand your history and where you are right now, and we both devise a treatment plan that suits you best.
You have a choice on the pace that we work.
When you come to a session, you choose how and what you want to get out of it.
For example, you want to talk about what has happened for the week, something new may come up and it takes up the 50min scheduled session.
A presenting problem could be stress and/or anxiety, depression, assault, abuse, domestic violence, trauma, weight management, drug & alcohol, grief & loss, smoking, etc.
Should more issues or problems be identified during your sessions, we can address this after the initial problem has reached their realistic desired outcome and clients satisfaction.
In accordance with our ethical standards and values, we like to be transparent with our fees for service.
We charge a flat rate of $200 per hour.
**GP referrals and MHCP are $100 per hour
**NB: to access discounted rate, we must have your doctor referral and MHCP before your initial consult.
Please note we do not promote a quick fix therapy strategy, we believe in ever lasting change.
As such, working through your challenge, problem or issue could take time.
We will support and nurture you through this process by going at your pace,
remember you guide your sessions…
If you would like to book your initial appointment or just get in contact, please feel free to contact us today!