INFO // New Clients
Please note that Beth is currently on maternity leave, and not seeing any clients.
When she returns from leave, appointments are usually in high demand, and are offered to individuals on the waitlist in order of who has been waiting the longest. Occasionally there are cancellations which may mean appointments are offered with short notice. If you want to be added to the waitlist, please email Beth.
The information on this page is designed to help you prepare for your first session. It is provided to save time and make the process easier. However, if you prefer to complete the forms in your session, Beth will provide you with the relevant paper forms in the session.
The key things you can do before your session are:
1. Plan to arrive a few minutes early, to allow for time to complete paperwork. This will usually include a consent form and psychometric measures.
2. Complete the Client Intake Form sent to you via email (usually sent once your appointment has been booked in)
3. Look up the practice address and allow extra time to find location. More detailed directions can be found on our Contact page.
5. Remember to bring along your GP Mental Health Care Plan (if relevant).
The first appointment will focus on assessment of the current difficulties you are experiencing, whilst the second appointment will include a collaborative formulation. This will include developing a clear treatment plan that is evidence-based, and tailored to your needs. Initially appointments will be conducted on a weekly or fortnightly basis, in order to build momentum. Once treatment has progressed, Beth will work with you to determine the most appropriate frequency to support what you need.
Information for Child/Adolescent Clients
The assessment process for child or adolescent clients is slightly different. The first session will be conducted primarily with the child/adolescent, with parents/guardians on site and present at the beginning and end of the session. The focus of this session will be to assess your child directly. The second session will usually be a parent/guardian session, where parent/s can discuss their concerns and goals for therapy (please note, Medicare does not currently fund parent-only sessions, and as such you may not be able to access a Medicare rebate for this session). The third session is usually a formulation session, either with parents only, or with parents and their child. The focus of this session is to summarise the results of the assessment process, and to finalise the treatment plan for future sessions.
If you have any other questions, you may find the answer on our FAQ page. Otherwise, feel free to ask Beth in your first appointment!