Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Graduate Diploma of Counselling
Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
My Accreditation, Fees and Availability
I adhere to the Code of Ethics and Practice of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
I'm a registered member of ACA, completing ongoing professional development and training annually.
My work is professionally and regularly supervised by an ACA registered supervisor.
I keep my fees as low as possible, with each individual and child/adolescent one hour session costing $65.00 and each relationship one hour session costing $75, with no rebate applicable. This fee is comparable to the out of pocket expense incurred when visiting a Medicare rebated psychologist whose scheduled fee is $238 per session, and has the advantages of saving both time and money, since no GP referral is required and there aren't any waiting lists. Additionally, your privacy is preserved as your medical history won't show any record of these private sessions.
I'm available for appointments 9am - 7pm Monday - Friday. Appointments on Sundays can be arranged upon enquiry. Alternatively, I offer Skype and telephone sessions. These options require pre-payment via direct deposit. Sessions can also be arranged in your own home.
My Experience/areas of practice
I have experience in Crisis Counselling, (including Suicide Prevention and Postvention/Bereavement), Drug and Alcohol Counselling, Adolescent Counselling and General Counselling and Psychotherapy working with a wide range of issues. Currently I offer Individual Counselling as well as Relationship, Child & Adolescent Counselling upon request.
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"Life goes by in the blink of an eye.
It's too short to live upset, angry, resentful or
ungrateful. Choose to be happy, to be at peace. Decide that each day is going to be a great day and grab each moment and make the best of it. Refuse to let negative thoughts take root in your mind and refuse to let negative people and situations drag you down. Trust your journey and know that if you make a mistake, it's okay. See it as a lesson learned and keep moving forward. Spend less time worrying and more time being grateful for those who love you and all of life's goodness. Choose to live in joy."
- Charity M. Richey-Bentley