Clinton Power + Associates is a high-demand practice, so for this reason we use an enrolment system. This means you are allocated a day and a time per week, fortnight or month for your appointment with us. We have a wait-list for our most in-demand times, which are often after hours.
Click here for our online appointment scheduler to see if there is an enrolment time available that suits you. If you can’t see a time that works, please call us on 0412 241 410 so we can add you to the wait-list for the time that you want. Wait times can vary from a week to a month, depending on the demand for the day and time you want.
Yes. Your confidentiality is of paramount importance to us. Our counsellors are members of several professional counselling organisations and adhere to their code of ethics in regard to this.
Any records are kept in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Amended 2000). Any notes of our counselling sessions are kept either in a locked cabinet or encrypted on a password-protected computer and destroyed after a period of seven years.
Individual and couple sessions are for 60 minutes unless prior arrangements are made. We also offer 90 minute couple consultations if you would like a longer couple session. Please contact us, or book with our online appointment diary
We will let you know our current fees when we speak on the phone or book an appointment online to view our fees.
No. Unfortunately, because we are private practitioners and not funded by other bodies, we are unable to offer reduced fees. We do, however, offer a 10% discount on fees when you book and prepay for 6 counselling sessions in advance. If you choose this option, all 6 sessions must be used within 3 months. No refund will be given for sessions not used within the 3 months.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, we will be happy to speak to you and suggest some not-for-profit organisations that offer low-cost counselling to those in need.
All sessions are booked on an enrolment system. This means you are allocated a day and a time per week, fortnight or month for your appointment with us. This is to ensure you receive a regular ongoing appointment with us.
You are liable for payment of your session fee regardless of notice given. Fees must be paid in full for any missed or cancelled appointments beyond the control of Clinton Power + Associates. Two weeks written (email) or verbal notice to your therapist must be given to cease your enrolment.
The best outcomes for therapy are possible when relationship counselling appointments are scheduled and attended regularly. Every person is different, however, current research suggests that it can take at least 3-4 months of psychotherapy to establish long lasting changes. Research also says that you will experience changes sooner rather than later if I am to be effective with you.
Together we determine how often you will attend, based on your needs and schedule, which may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In my experience, the clients that have the most positive outcomes from therapy attend weekly or fortnightly so they can attend sessions on a regular basis.
I think that the problem is my partner, but they don’t want to come in for couples therapy. What should I do?
It is possible that by attending relationship counselling on your own that you can make significant changes within yourself. These changes typically are beneficial to your relationship. Even if your partner won’t come in for couples counselling, you can work on the part you play in the patterns and dynamics of your relationship and this will generally have a positive impact on how you function as a couple. You may even find that your partner’s behaviour changes as a result of the changes you have made.
Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that we can save your relationship. What we can do is assist you and your partner in identifying the negative patterns that have become entrenched between you and facilitate honest and open communication about your hopes, dreams and aspirations for the relationship.
We can see what is possible from there. Some couples come into relationship counselling at a point where there has been significant hurt and pain carried over a long period of time and sometimes it is not possible for the relationship to recover from this. Other couples are able to work through the pain and hurt and create a stronger and more resilient relationship.
If you really want to save your relationship, couples or marriage therapy may be your only hope for saving it. And if saving your relationship is not possible, we can work together to ease the pain and challenges involved in separating.
Secondly, we offer a free, 10-minute telephone consultation that as a starting point we can speak together about your needs. The first time we talk we’ll ask you to give me a brief description of the issues you would like to address in counselling and we’ll let you know how we may be able to help you. We find that people can get a good sense of their counsellor on this call and if we ‘click’.
We’ll tell you when we’re available and talk to you about our fees. If it feels like a good fit for both of us we’ll set up your first counselling appointment. If we don’t think we are the best counsellor for you, we are well connected to resources and would be happy to refer you to someone who may be better suited to you and your issue.
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