Our Therapy and Counselling Services
Our Perth Psychologists adopt a collaborative approach to counselling, one that's based on empathy, honesty and mutual respect. We provide psychological counselling and assessments for children, adolescents, adults and couples.
Never visited a psychologist before ? We understand that you might feel a little anxious about seeking help and we're here to make taking that first step easier.
Here is what you can expect at your first session at Humanique
In your first psychotherapy or counselling session, you will generally spend the first 3 to 5 minutes going through and filling up our consent form and information sheet. During this time, you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you need about your psychologist. You may realise in the first couple of sessions that you will be doing the majority of the talking while your psychologist listens attentively and takes down notes as necessary.
Where applicable, we will usually come up with a treatment plan at the end of either the first or second session after information has been collected and analysed. You might also be asked to complete a short psychological test (e.g. DASS-21, JSS, BDI-II) at the end of each session to give us both an idea of your progress. This can be done in a few minutes and is completed electronically on our iPad.
We are proponents of feedback informed treatment and when necessary, use feedback rating scales / surveys regularly to make sure that you are progressing well and benefiting from our counselling services.
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Our approach to counselling at Humanique
At Humanique, we believe in adopting an analytical and scientific approach to your counselling and therapy sessions while also maintaining a friendly and supportive therapeutic relationship, one that focuses on collaboration and working together as a team towards a common goal.
Our approach to psychological counselling and therapy is based on both short and long-term positive outcomes and to this end, we place an emphasis on psycho-education and skills training to ensure that you have the tools you need to thrive in the long run while also addressing immediate presenting concerns and symptoms.
What Approaches do your use for counselling?
Our Bentley psychologists are skilled in a wide range of treatment modalities and ultimately, what we use during your counselling sessions would depend on your individual circumstances. Rest assured we only use evidence-based approaches and our practice ensures that all psychologists are kept up to date on the latest developments in our field.
Some examples of the type of approach we might use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Skills training or psycho-education. Don’t worry if these terms are not familiar to you, your psychologist will always make sure you know what is happening at all times.
Which of your psychologists should I choose?
As we continually grow and expand our Humanique family, we know it could get a little overwhelming trying to choose a psychologist that you think would be the best fit for you. To try and help, we have written detailed introductions for each of our clinicians you can read on our about page. If you still don’t know who would be the best fit for you, just use the chat window in the bottom right of your screen or drop us an email through our contact forms with your concerns.
Ultimately, every Psychologist at Humanique has 3 things in common; a passion for helping others, empathy for those in suffering, and excellence in clinical training. Regardless of who you go with, be assured that every one of us holds ourselves to the highest standards.
What will we talk about in our sessions?
Many people see a psychologist without knowing what to expect or where or how to begin. This is perfectly fine. Some of the things that might be discussed in these sessions include identifying and clarifying your goals for yourself and your identity, examining your current situation and obstacles which might be preventing you from achieving your full potential.
We also aim to work together with you to analyse your strengths / weaknesses / achievements as well as any aspect of your life that you might want to change. Remember, counselling is not only about “fixing” a bad situation, it is also about making an average or good situation better. ‘Thrive, not survive’ is our motto.
What we help with
Our Psychologists are skilled and experienced in addressing a broad range of concerns. We have written articles on some of the more prevalent difficulties we encounter.
Psychometric Testing and Assessment
Psychological Testing is a process to measure various aspects of cognitive functioning such as personality, memory or problem-solving. Our Perth Psychologists can help you with most of your psychological testing needs. We have an extensive test library and are accredited practitioners for a range of assessments.
Most tests are typically completed electronically, on our devices at our sessions under our supervision. Tests vary greatly in price and will include scoring and reporting in a session(s) with your psychologist as necessary. Get in touch for more information about psychological testing.
How much do counselling sessions cost?
In line with our mission of accessible mental healthcare for all, sessions are priced at $160 before rebates. You pay only $55 out of pocket per session with a valid medicare rebate. We do not charge extra for weekends or after hours appointments. Visit our fees and rebates page to learn more.
Couples Counselling is charged at $180 per session. Do take note that couples and marriage counselling is not rebated by Medicare. Your private health cover may subsidise all or part of the cost, so make sure you check with them before you make a booking.
Assessments and Report writing attract a separate fee depending on the tools and time taken to write the report. Please get in touch for an estimate or more information.
What if my Psychologist's approach does not work for me
During the first few sessions, You are encouraged to pay attention to how you feel during and after each counselling or psychotherapy session to decide if the psychologist’s approach is a good match for you. If you feel that it’s not really going well, please do not hesitate to let them know and we can assist you in getting a referral to someone who might be a better fit.
We understand that everyone is unique and different approaches work better on different people depending on a multitude of factors that might not be apparent even to ourselves. Ultimately, we encourage you to do what is best for you. Rest assured, we will not take offence or hold it against you if you want to see another psychologist either at Humanique or elsewhere. Your mental wellbeing is our foremost priority, always.
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Our Promise to you
Messages you send using this form will go straight to our Psychologists. We will always do our best to reply within a few hours. If you need immediate psychological support, please call lifeline at 13 11 14.
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Giving Back To the Community
Humanique is committed to donating a portion of its monthly profits to a range of local and overseas charities with a focus on mental health and the environment.