FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I find the building?
My office is centrally located in the centre of the Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Potts Point triangle and is a corporate suite located inside the Larmont Hotel (located in the block behind the Kings Cross Coca Cola sign). It is easy to access using train, bus, motorcycle or car. Transport options can be seen below:
Train: Take a train to Kings Cross train station and the office is a 3 minute walk away.
Bus: Take any bus that stops at Taylor Square, Oxford St, Darlinghurst and the office is a 10 minute walk away. There is also the 311 bus that travels from Central Station to Kings Cross.
Motorcycle: There is free parking (time limits must be respected) for any motorcycle in the Sydney of city municipality and free reserved motorcycle only parking in front of the building on Kings Cross Road.
Car: If you are travelling by car please leave ample time to find parking before your appointment.
HOW DO I FIND THE OFFICE SUITE?
When you enter the building you take the lift to level 10. When you exit the lift turn right into the corridor and Suite 1006 is on your left. Please knock on the door at the time of your appointment and I will open up. If you are early for your appointment there is the hotel lobby on the ground floor where you can wait.
Please note that the lifts may be locked for earlier appointments before 9.00am and later appointments at 7.30pm. If this is case, you can ask the concierge to buzz you up or you can call/text me and I will come and get you.
WHERE ARE THE TOILETS?
There are toilet facilities available on Level 1 and can be reached using the lift.
IS THERE STREET PARKING?
Timed Parking Options:
Kings Cross Road (directly in front of the building)
Craigend Street (near Victoria Street)
Victoria Street, Darlinghurst (Near Tropicana Cafe)
Paid Parking Stations
Secure Parking- 33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
Kings Cross Car Park- 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay. Entry via Ward Ave.
CAN I GET A MEDICARE REBATE?
No. Registered counsellors currently do not receive the Mental Health Care Plan rebate.
DO I GET A HEALTH FUND REBATE?
If you are a member of Doctor's Health Fund or Medibank Private (Provider No: 1482461K) you can receive your health fund rebate under "Counselling". For other health funds, you may be covered depending on your level of cover. Please contact them directly for information regarding rebates for registered counsellors.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL IT TAKE to FEEL BETTER?
There is no straight answer for this question. Depending on the issues you are experiencing and the level of complexity involved, you may feel better immediately or it may take some time. Sexual, relationship and life issues can be complex, overlapping and multi-dimensional and may be caused by a combination of physiological, pharmacological, psychological, emotional, relational, spiritual and cultural factors. All of the issues affecting you may be clear in the first session or it may take multiple sessions. Issues may seem simple to start with and become more complex or the other way around. Once I have completed the assessment we discuss in general terms how much work there is to do and the direction of therapy. I am client centred and solution focused and progress is a measurable outcome.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT THERAPIST?
All therapists work differently, employing different therapeutic models and their own style. Finding the right therapist is a deeply personal decision and you have to feel good in their presence, be able to trust them and believe in their therapeutic approach and skill set.
Research studies show that a strong therapeutic rapport between the therapist and client is important for effective therapy to occur so it is important to gauge how you feel with the therapist during your first appointment.
DO YOU DO PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS?
No. As an industry standard Counsellors do not conduct any physical assessments or manipulations and do not touch their clients. Referrals to specialised medical practitioners will be made if necessary.