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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more common questions that clients ask; simply click the question(s) to which you want answers.

Of course, if there’s anything else you’d like to know, please contact me.

It is recommended that you contact Carole before you make a booking, to discuss your circumstances.

In my experience with counselling couples, it is rare that both partners are motivated at the same time to agree to couple’s counselling.

I am usually approached by only one partner, and decisions are often not made because the other partner has unaddressed concerns about counselling. To help you both make a decision, I have listed some of the most common objections and my responses on this page.

Everything you tell me is confidential and I take this trust very seriously. It will not be breached unless the safety of yourself or others is at risk, or in rare circumstances, when information is requested from me by law.

This Relationship Rescue Retreat includes individual sessions, but these are not usually available outside of this workshop for attending couples.

Unconditional, positive regard is my doctrine and I do not believe that I have the right to decide what is right or wrong, or to make value judgements about anything you have done or may choose to do.

I am very respectful of all people’s faiths, beliefs and cultures. I am very experienced in working with, and respectful of, all sexual orientations and choices, including LGBTI.

I have been working in the area of mental health for over 30 years and hold a Master’s degree in Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy, with additional training in couples and family therapy. I am also a qualified Medical Herbalist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I am professional and ethical at all times. Boundaries include the preclusion of personal relationships with clients outside of counselling.

Most Health Funds do not, at this point, cover counselling and psychotherapy fees. However, you are entitled to a 20% rebate for counselling sessions when you submit your tax return, if your annual out of pocket medical expenses are greater than $1500. (This figure may be subject to change so check with your accountant.)

Referrals are not required for me to help you.

Dependent upon the time of year, I may be able to see you within a couple of weeks. Please contact me for details of availability.

Payment is due in full before the workshop commences. Please see details of fees on Fees Page.

I have trained in several counselling styles including Systemic Family Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Art Therapy, Person Centred, Gestalt and Interpersonal. I work eclectically, holistically and respectfully, at all times, and do not impose one style of therapy upon you.

My clinic is located in the historic town of Lithgow which is situated in the NSW Central Tablelands, just over the Blue Mountains and west of Sydney.