Welcome to CLARITY of SELF
This website describes my Canberra based practice, Clarity of Self Counselling & Psychotherapy which offers:
- Face to face, individual or couple psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- Home visits when available.
I am a Masters degree qualified Registered Clinical Counsellor with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). I am a Victim Support Services ACT provider and a BetSafe EAP Provider. I am a provider also for a number of private health funds so check with me if you have insurance – Bupa, AHM, Medibank, Rural Health (emergency services & others).
I will work with you to explore your situation and thoughts and feelings, in order to lessen your pain and discomfort. What you bring to therapy to discuss or work on is your choice. It can be a single issue or concern, or a general dissatisfaction with your way of being in the world and your self. We will progress at your pace, creating safety and mutual understanding as we go.
Therapy offers you an opportunity to explore your self and make changes within a relationship that is supportive and optimistic.
From a basic psychodynamic orientation, and a theoretical framework of self psychology, I incorporate other modalities in my work such as Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I include a focus on bodily emotional experience (somatic awareness). The body holds a wisdom that is true. Voicing or interpreting what the body already knows helps us to further understand our selves, allowing for change and insight. Our body is our vessel which contains us and is us.
Psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes in length and are by appointment only.
Make a first appointment for us to meet and learn a bit about each other. It is important you feel I am someone you can work with, and I think I will be able to help you.
2022 Fees – My session fee is $130 for private individuals, $150 for couples, family or corporate clients. Fees are due at the completion of the session and can be paid by cash, direct debit, or by credit card.
Billed at the rate of $150/hr plus $70 travel for home visits and is for plan or self-managed funds only.
No medicare rebates are available. At present only psychologists are eligible. However, the full fee is equivalent or less than most gap-payments with medicare mental health care plans and is available for as many sessions as you need per year, without the official diagnosis on your medical record that is required for a MH Plan..