Face to Face
The most common form of therapy is face to face. This is where you will come to the office in Edgecliff, Sydney and meet with your therapist in their room for your session. This is a great way to get to know your therapist and allow them to get to know you.
How to make an appointment
It is nice and simple to make an appointment. We invite you to give us a call on 02 9328 5899 and speak to our practice manager, Lisa. She will be able to answer any general questions you have and find a time that suits you to come in for your session. During this first phone call, Lisa will ask for your general information including your name, address and any referral details you may have.
Lisa is also able to reschedule or cancel any appointments you have already made if something comes up. Please simply give us 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled appointment if any changes need to be made.
What to expect from your first session
When you arrive for your first session, Lisa will greet you and ask you to check your details on the intake form. You may also be asked to fill out some extra forms and questionnaires.
When your clinician is ready to see you, they will invite you into their room, introduce themselves and explain the confidentiality agreement and mandatory reporting guidelines to you. During this time, feel free to ask questions about the information you are receiving.
After this, your therapist will offer you an opportunity to discuss what has brought you in to Anxiety Solutions CBT and explain the concerns you have been having. Your therapist may ask you to clarify some of the details as the session progresses, this is so that they have a full understanding of your concerns and allows the clinician to formulate a plan for therapy.
Generally, new clients will see their therapist each week and we encourage to book your next appointment before you leave. This helps with motivation later on.
The prices vary between clinicians however if you see your GP, you will be able to get a Mental Health Care Plan. This allows you to claim a rebate from Medicare for up to 10 sessions with a psychologist per calendar year. Lisa will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding this during your initial phone call so please do not hesitate to ask.
To contact Lisa about scheduling an appointment or with any questions, call 02 9328 5899 or email us here.