Psychotherapy & Counselling

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The foundation of any counselling or psychotherapy is the development of a safe, respectful, therapeutic relationship within which the client’s psychological and emotional wellbeing is the focus.

Psychotherapy and counselling draw on the healing power of the client-therapist relationship to help people make positive changes in their lives, and develop greater self-understanding. There are many different types of psychotherapy and counselling, however all therapists are trained in how to be with another person in a way that is conducive to that person’s healing, wholeness, and psychological wellbeing. Psychotherapists/counsellors are trained in both psychological theory and practice, and utilise a broad range of therapeutic interventions to assist clients in exploring and resolving issues of a personal or interpersonal nature.

The foundation of any counselling or psychotherapy is the development of a safe, respectful, therapeutic relationship within which the client’s psychological and emotional wellbeing is the focus.

In some instances, one or two sessions will be enough to find resolution, but more commonly clients will see their therapist regularly over an extended period of time in order to develop a healing therapeutic relationship.

What is the difference between psychotherapy & counselling?

Psychotherapy and counselling can overlap considerably in the depth and breadth of work with a client, although there are some discernible differences. Counselling tends to refer to a short-term consultation while psychotherapy can work over a longer time period.

Counselling is generally considered to focus solely on current day difficulties, where psychotherapy invites consideration of the broader perspective of how past experiences impact on one’s current life. An experienced counsellor however will offer a similar depth of therapeutic exploration as a psychotherapist.

What can I expect from a session?

Psychotherapy or counselling sessions typically go for one or one and a half hours. In a session you will talk with your therapist and explore experiences, thoughts and feelings that are present for you in your life. These may relate to current issues, immediate crises, or long-term difficulties. Depending on your therapist and the way the work unfolds, your session may include talking, mindfulness, art making, movement and more.

Sessions are entirely confidential as required by your psychotherapist’s professional code of ethics.

How do I choose a Psychotherapist/Counsellor?

Both of our therapists have professional training and belong to professional registration bodies. Depending on how the session unfolds they will use different techniques and skills to acquire a therapeutic result. We encourage you to take the time and read their biographies below to get a sense of how each of them works and the approach they use in their sessions.

Both of our therapists seek regular clinical supervision and ongoing education to ensure that you receive the highest standard of ethical treatment for the best therapeutic outcome.

Our psychotherapists/counsellors are Annie Sloss and Sean O’Carroll.

Please feel free to call them for more information or call the clinic on 9482 4325 to speak to one of our friendly reception staff. For appointments please contact the practitioners directly, see contact details below.

Our Psychotherapists

Sean O’Carroll

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Annie Sloss

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Sophie Boord

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Investments & Bookings

Sean O’Carroll:

Please call 0415 637 669 to make a booking.


Consultation: $120 per one-hour session
(If cost is prohibitive for you, please get in touch
to discuss payment options.)

Annie Sloss:

Please call 0403  973 368 to make a booking.

Consultation: $120 per one-hour session
$160 per 1.5 hour session

Sophie Boord:

Please call0439 406 072 to make a booking.



Gift Vouchers available.
Eftpos/CC facilities available.
Health fund rebates may apply- please ask when booking.

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