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FAQs

  • What are the fees for counselling consultations?

     Individual Counselling

    • Individual Counselling consultation (before 6pm) - $180/hour
    • Individual Counselling consultation (after 6pm) - $220/hour 

     

    Couples Counselling

    • Couples Counselling consultation (before 6pm) - $220/hour
    • Couples Counselling consultation (after 6pm) - $270/hour  

     

    Initial counselling consultation are usually:

    • Individual Counselling - 1 hour
    • Couples Counselling - 1.5 hour
    • Couples in crisis - 2 hours

     

    Ongoing counselling consultations are usually:

    • Individual Counselling - 1 hour
    • Couple Counselling - 1 hour
  • Are private health insurance rebates or government subsidies available?

    Clients insured with Medibank Private (using their "Package Bonus Cover") or BUPA may have the option to claim counselling consultations. To find out your eligibility please contact your health insurance fund. 

    Jo is a clinically registered counsellor with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).

    Provider Number

    • Medibank Private - 1355264W
    • BUPA - J117040

     

    Rebate of fees is not available with other health insurers or Medicare Mental Health Care Plans.

  • How long are counselling consultations?

    Appointment duration depends on the counselling service provided.

    Initial counselling consultation are usually:

    • Individual Counselling - 1 hour
    • Couples Counselling - 1.5 hour
    • Couples in crisis - 2 hours

     

    Ongoing counselling consultations are usually:

    • Individual Counselling - 1 hour
    • Couple Counselling - 1 hour

     

    During the initial appointment your counsellor will assess your situation and needs and together you will decide the frequency and duration of your consultations. 

  • What counselling services are available?

    At landscape of life we provide counselling for individuals and couples. Counselling services are designed to:

    • enrich, renew or repair a relationship
    • enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing
    • develop a greater sense of meaning and purpose in life
    • manage current problems, crises or longer-term difficulties 
    • change long standing patterns of behaviour that impact relationships and wellbeing.

    April 2020 - all counselling consultations are via Zoom.

  • How will the counsellor support me?

    As a wellbeing and relationship counsellor Jo Gniel works with respect for the uniqueness of each client’s values, beliefs and right for self-determination.

    The non-judgemental, accepting nature of counselling provides a space to face painful experiences, explore and resolve issues and illuminate the unknown aspects of self. Counselling helps take people beyond where they might go themselves.

    Being ready for growth and change, takes honesty and courage. In deciding you want positive change in your life, you have already taken the first important step alone. You can have support for what comes next.

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