Hours of Work
I work 9am to 4.30pm, Mondays and Wednesdays. If you would like to discuss whether my service is right for you, or to arrange an appointment, I can be contacted via email or phone. If you are unable to reach me during my work hours, or you contact me outside of work hours, please leave a voice message or email me your details, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I currently have availability.
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral, you are able to contact me directly. However, you may also be referred by a professional (e.g., GP, Oncology specialist, Allied Health professional).
Privacy & Confidentiality
Your privacy is important. I am legally and ethically bound to make sure our sessions are confidential. That means that I will not share what is talked about with anyone else, without your consent. There are, however, some exceptions to this.
- If I am concerned that you or another person could be at immediate risk of harm
- if I am required, by law
If a third party (e.g., an employer, insurer) contributes to the payment of your sessions, they are not automatically entitled to access your personal information. If there is a requirement that limited information is shared, it will be discussed with you from the beginning.
Liaison with Other Healthcare Providers
To help provide the best care, it can sometimes be helpful to link in with other health professionals who are also caring for you (e.g., your GP or oncologist). If I feel this would be helpful, I will only talk to them with your consent, and will talk with you first about what sort of information will be discussed.
Fees are $200 (incl. GST) per 60 minute session. Payment is required at the end of each session, by cash or eftpos (not credit). Payment for Zoom appointments is required prior to the appointment (via internet banking).
- Sometimes a subsidy is available for those on Income Support (please talk to WINZ to find out more).
- Some people may also be eligible for a contribution towards payments by external services or insurance companies (please check what your insurance policy covers).
Change of Appointment/Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice. Sessions not attended, or cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment will be charged 50% of the session fee.
If you are concerned about someone's immediate safety, please call 111. If you are in need of urgent mental health assistance, but safety is not an immediate concern, please contact the 24 hour crisis service, Te Haika (ph: 0800 745 477).