Welcome to CLARITY of SELF
This website describes my Canberra based practice, Clarity of Self which offers:
- Face to face, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- Remote sessions – via Zoom, or phone.
- Home visits when available.
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 feel I am able to help you.
Fees – The full fee is $120. Fees are due at the completion of the session and can be paid by cash, direct debit, or by credit card.
If I have been able to provide you with one of my concession places, I request that you return to the full fee when your circumstances change. It is requested that you pay as close to the $120 as you can.
Billed at the NDIS rate of $140-$150/hr depending on frequency and is for plan and self-managed funds only.
No medicare rebates 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..