What are sessions like?
Our first session is a chance to get to know each other. We will talk about your reason(s) for seeking therapy and about what you want to get out of therapy. During this session I will go over my policies and ask you to complete the standard intake paperwork. I always welcome any questions.
Future sessions begin with a basic ‘check-in’ to see what has been happening for you, followed by an art task based on your intention for our work together.
Use of art materials usually begins from the first session and art making will take up a substantial amount of each session.
As your therapist I am your companion and will never judge or interpret your creations. Only you can explain what your art is about. You are the expert in your life. My role is to use my skills to facilitate your journey through the suggestion of art materials and activities. After you have completed your creation we will chat about what the process was like for you and I will help you to look at the piece in a few different ways (I might turn it around on its side, or upside down and ask you ‘what do you see?’).
Together we will watch out for any themes, metaphors or symbols which emerge for you, exploring their meaning and message, identifying connections and insights.
Tell me more about the Labyrinth sessions!
For these sessions we will meet in the beautiful surrounds of the Waite Arboretum, near the Urrbrae House Gardens.
The first session may be a chance to get to know each other (unless this isn’t your first session with me). We will talk about your reason(s) for seeking therapy and about what you want to get out of therapy. During this session I will go over my policies and ask you to complete the standard intake paperwork. I always welcome any questions. I will then take you through the process of Walking the Labyrinth, explaining the stages and how I will gently guide you throughout the session.
I suggest you dress comfortably and in line with the days weather forecast; bring a bottle of water with you and anything else you may need. Should the weather be extreme, we will either reschedule a couple of days beforehand or revert to a ‘normal’ session under cover.
The session requires you to be quiet and no phones etc are to be on. These sessions are for you, a slice of time to re-connect and relax.
Do you offer concession fees?
I am able to offer a limited number of Individual sessions at a Concession rate throughout the year for holders of Health Care or Pensioner Concession Cards.
I am also able to offer a limited number of Group program or Workshop slots at a Concession rate.
Please contact me to ask about session availability or to be placed on my waiting list.
What payment options are available?
I currently accept payment in the form of:
Cash upfront on the day of your appointment.
PayPal, 24 hours prior to your appointment. Bring a receipt of payment with you.
Bank Transfer, ideally 48 hours prior to your appointment. Bring a receipt of payment with you.
What is your cancellation/ no show policy?
Please contact me as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
If less than 2 business days notice is given a PORTION of FULL FEE is payable at your next appointment.
You may call me 048 123 1520 between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or email me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you leave a message on my voicemail, I will return your call as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours).
If you do not pay the cancellation fee I may stop providing sessions to you at my discretion.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
How do you handle confidentiality?
Our sessions are confidential and I place a high value on any information you disclose, however sometimes there may be a legal or ethical requirement which means it is necessary for me to discuss information about your sessions with other professionals.
- I am legally required to report a serious and imminent threat to life, health, or property (of yourself or any other significant other).
- I am legally obliged to report any suspected abuse of a person under the age of 18.
- If I am ordered by a court to release your records I am legally obliged to do so.
- My professional obligation is to reflect on my practice with a clinical supervisor. The focus of these discussions is on my work and not on your personal details, your identity will not be disclosed.