Counselling and Therapy Perth
Our Perth Psychologists adopt a collaborative approach to counselling and therapy, one that's based on empathy, honesty and mutual respect.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Our Approach, and other frequently asked questions
Our Approach To Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.
I've never been to see a psychologist before, what can I expect in my first session?
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.
What treatment approaches do you use?
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.
How do I get to your practice ?
Our practice in Bentley is conveniently located just off Leach highway and down the road from the Bentley Health Services public hospital. Free parking is available at our doorstep for all clients at all hours of the day. Our exact address is Suite 2 / 10 Mills Street, Bentley WA 6102. Click here to view a map.
Our Psychologists can help with a broad range of concerns
Our Perth 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.
How much do counselling sessions cost?
In line with our mission of accessible mental healthcare for all, sessions are priced at $140 before rebates. You pay only $55 out of pocket per session with valid medicare rebates. We do not charge extra for weekends or after hours appointments. Visit our fees and rebates page to learn more.
What will we talk about during our session?
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 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 us 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, your well-being is our top priority.
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