In your initial session, you can usually expect a warm and caring psychologist to:
After your initial session, your psychologist will book you in for six appointments in advance to ensure you have a regular place with our clinic. At your third or fourth appointment, you and your psychologist will review your progress and discuss any future plans.
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we provide brief solution focused or longer-term therapy, depending on your individualised treatment plan, therapy goals, needs and preferences.
The progression of therapy depends on a number of factors. A few factors may include: the individuals immediate support network, learnt coping (and maladaptive coping) strategies, level of engagement in session and ability to apply strategies outside of session, attitude and motivation to treatment, as well as the complexity of the issue/s presented.
Each session runs for 1 hour; with the last 10 minutes used by the psychologist to write their clinical notes.
Same day appointments are sometimes available upon request and daytime appointments are generally available within 7 days. After hours appointments can 7 to 14 days, depending on our availability. If your preference is being seen as soon as possible, you can request first available time slot and also ask to be added to our cancellation list. Usually, we contact you for the earlier time slot with 24 to 72 hours notice.
For all new clients, we ask your preference using our Online Contact Form (new clients please click here) to ensure we can meet your request. We also provide recommendations on the frequency of sessions in line with your discussed therapy goals. This is usually done at the end of your initial session.
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we typically recommend weekly sessions when starting out because we find this helpful in keeping the momentum between your first and second session. This can be moved to fortnightly, or monthly depending on the level of goal progression, your needs as well as your preferences. Please note the frequency of therapy sessions are discussed directly with your psychologist and will depend on your needs.
As there can often be a wait list at Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we diligently hold weekly or fortnightly appointments for existing clients. This is designed to avoid any disruption and disappointment. At your previous appointment, you are asked to confirm or reschedule these appointments.
To enquire about an appointment with Positive Wellbeing Psychology, please complete our Online Contact Form (new clients, please click here). We’ll be in touch shortly to answer any of your questions.
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