Relationship Counselling

Get the help and support you need to improve your relationship

Why Should I Get Relationship Counselling?

Relationships can be beautiful, loving and supportive. They can also be hard, stressful and maddening at times!

Learning how to effectively navigate bumps along the road is key in maintaining a happy and healthy relationship.

Relationship Counselling is all about helping you work through those tricky areas, while also developing your own internal tools to deal with problems more effectively.

Why Should I Get Relationship Counselling?

Relationships can be beautiful, loving and supportive. They can also be hard, stressful and maddening at times!

Learning how to effectively navigate bumps along the road is key in maintaining a happy and healthy relationship.

Relationship Counselling is all about helping you work through those tricky areas, while also developing your own internal tools to deal with problems more effectively.

What Can I Get Assistance For?

With a referral from your Medical Practitioner, you can receive a rebate from Medicare for assistance with Depression and other Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Problems, Adjustment Issues, Family Conflicts, Personality Disorders, Life Crisis, Trauma.

If you are seeking help with drug, alcohol or are remaining in a family violence situation, I do not have expertise in these areas.

What Can I Get Assistance For?

With a referral from your Medical Practitioner, you can receive a rebate from Medicare for assistance with Depression and other Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Problems, Adjustment Issues, Family Conflicts, Personality Disorders, Life Crisis, Trauma.

If you are seeking help with drug, alcohol or are remaining in a family violence situation, I do not have expertise in these areas.

Getting The Medicare Rebate

Make an appointment with your Medical Practitioner and tell the Receptionist you need an appointment to get a referral for counselling (they need to book a longer session). Your Medical Practitioner can either email the referral to rm.emonson@bigpond.com OR fax referral to 02 6013 9646.

You may choose to take the referral when you see your Medical Practitioner and bring to your first session. If more than one person is attending for counselling, each will need their own referral.

Getting The Medicare Rebate

Make an appointment with your Medical Practitioner and tell the Receptionist you need an appointment to get a referral for counselling (they need to book a longer session). Your Medical Practitioner can either email the referral to rm.emonson@bigpond.com OR fax referral to 02 60139646.

You may choose to take the referral when you see your Medical Practitioner and bring to your first session. If more than one person is attending for counselling, each will need their own referral.

How does it work and how much does it cost?

Each person attending needs to have their own referral if they are wanting a rebate from Medicare although a referral is not necessary. Three separate 90-minute sessions are provided and a check-up six months after the last session, although the pattern of sessions may alter to meet client needs.

Session One – 100 ( 2 x 50 minute) sessions

Both attend and we explore your goals and gain an understanding of your relationship history.

Improve your relationship skills while exploring your strengths and growth areas by undertaking a Relationship Inventory called ‘Prepare Enrich’. You will  learn about topics such as Communication, Conflict Resolution and Stress Management.

Fee: The first 50 minute session is covered by “Person A’s” referral. Therefore “Person A” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The second 50 minute part of the session is covered by “Person B’s” referral. Therefore “Person B” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The cost of the joint session is $249.60 and on site (with a referral) you receive $149.60 from Medicare. This means that you will be ‘out of pocket’ $100.00 for a double session and includes the ‘Prepare Enrich (or other inventory) at no additional cost.

Session Two – 100 (2 x 50 minute) sessions

Both attend. Based on your results, as a trained ‘Prepare Enrich‘ facilitator, I provide feedback to you (and provide you with a coloured copy to keep) of the assessment results. I also help you to understand the results and provide proven relationship skills to practice in and between sessions.

Fee: The first 50 minute session is covered by “Person A’s” referral. Therefore “Person A” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The second 50 minute part of the session is covered by “Person B’s” referral. Therefore “Person B” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The cost of the joint session is $249.60 and on site (with a referral) you receive $149.60 from Medicare. This means that you will be ‘out of pocket’ $100.00 for a double session.

Session Three – 100 (2 x 50 minute) sessions

Both attend. In the third session, we consolidate and further practice relationship skills. We confirm the direction you have decided to take and check and self-limiting beliefs that may be blocking you from moving to a fuller and more satisfying life.

Fee: The first 50 minute session is covered by “Person A’s” referral. Therefore “Person A” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The second 50 minute part of the session is covered by “Person B’s” referral. Therefore “Person B” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The cost of the joint session is $249.60 and on site (with a referral) you receive $149.60 from Medicare. This means that you will be ‘out of pocket’ $100.00 for a double session.

Session Four – 60 minutes

Complimentary session six months following completion of Session Three. During this session we review progress.

What is on offer?

  • Six hours of professional relationship counselling, in a confidential setting
  • One hour complimentary session
  •  Printed, colour copy of your ‘Prepare Enrich‘ assessment to keep.
  • Printed relationship skills to practice in between sessions
  • 20% off any workshops following completion of counselling sessions

Each person attending needs to have their own referral if they are wanting a rebate from Medicare although a referral is not necessary. Three separate 100-minute sessions are provided and a complimentary check-up six months after the last session, although the pattern of sessions may alter to meet client needs.

Session One – 100 minutes (2 x 50 minute sessions)

Both attend and we explore your goals and gain an understanding of your relationship history.

Improve your relationship skills while exploring your strengths and growth areas by undertaking a Relationship Inventory called ‘Prepare Enrich’. You will  learn about topics such as Communication, Conflict Resolution and Stress Management.

Fee: The first 50 minute session is covered by “Person A’s” referral. Therefore “Person A” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The second 50 minute part of the session is covered by “Person B’s” referral. Therefore “Person B” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The cost of the joint session is $249.60 and on site (with a referral) you receive $149.60 from Medicare. This means that you will be ‘out of pocket’ $100.00 for a double session and includes the ‘Prepare Enrich (or other inventory) at no additional cost.

Session Two – 100 minutes (2 x 50 minute sessions)

Both attend. Based on your results, as a trained ‘Prepare Enrich‘ facilitator, I provide feedback to you (and provide you with a coloured copy to keep) of the assessment results. I also help you to understand the results and provide proven relationship skills to practice in and between sessions.

Fee: The first 50 minute session is covered by “Person A’s” referral. Therefore “Person A” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The second 50 minute part of the session is covered by “Person B’s” referral. Therefore “Person B” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The cost of the joint session is $249.60 and on site (with a referral) you receive $149.60 from Medicare. This means that you will be ‘out of pocket’ $100.00 for a double session.

Session Three – 100 minutes (2 x 50 minute sessions)

Both attend. In the third session, we consolidate and further practice relationship skills. We confirm the direction you have decided to take and check and self-limiting beliefs that may be blocking you from moving to a fuller and more satisfying life.

Fee: The first 50 minute session is covered by “Person A’s” referral. Therefore “Person A” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The second 50 minute part of the session is covered by “Person B’s” referral. Therefore “Person B” pays $124.80 and receives $74.80 back from Medicare. The cost of the joint session is $249.60 and on site (with a referral) you receive $149.60 from Medicare. This means that you will be ‘out of pocket’ $100.00 for a double session.

Session Four – 60 minutes

Complimentary session six months following completion of Session Three. During this session we review progress.

What is on offer?

  • Six hours of professional counselling in a confidential setting
  • One hour complimentary session
  • Printed, colour copy of your ‘Prepare Enrich‘ assessment to keep
  • Printed relationship skills to practice in between sessions
  • 20% off any workshops following completion of counselling sessions

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