Clinton Power + Associates is a high-demand practice, so for this reason we use an enrolment system for our appointments. This means you are allocated a day and a time per week, fortnight, or month for your regular appointment with us. We have a wait-list for our most in-demand times, which are often later in the day and after hours.
Please call us on (02) 8968 9323 to inquire about our availability or to join our 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. If you are available for daytime appointments, it's likely we can see you for your initial assessment session within a shorter time frame.
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. Please contact us on (02) 8968 9323 to inquire about our availability.
Please call us on (02) 8968 9323 to inquire about our fees and how we work.
No. We are private practitioners and not funded by government bodies so we are unable to offer reduced fees.
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.
Regular attendance at your therapy sessions is directly related to experiencing good outcomes and resolution of your issues.
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 shows that if you experience positive change sooner rather than later, this is a good indicator of getting the results you want. For this reason, we track your progress closely and ask for your feedback.
Together we determine how often you will attend based on your needs and schedule, which may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In our experience, the clients that have the most positive outcomes from therapy attend sessions on a regular basis.
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 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 your partner is ambivalent about saving the relationship and you are determined to save it, we recommend you engage in time-limited Discernment Counselling.
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.
To start with, I suggest you read our About page so that you can get a good sense of our counsellors and how we work.
Secondly, we offer a free, 15-minute telephone inquiry call as a starting point so we can speak together about your needs and how we can help.
The first time we talk we’ll ask you to give us 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. You can get a good sense of your counsellor on this call and if you ‘click’.
We’ll tell you when we’re available and talk to you about our fees and the way we work. If it feels like a good fit for both of us we’ll set up your initial assessment session.
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.