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Central Coast Counselling Services

I provide counselling for individuals and couples by appointment in my private practice in Tumbi Umbi.

I have experience and training in many areas of the counselling field, however my speciality is working with women and men who are challenged by change in their life.

Your first session

Congratulations, you have made an important step towards living the life you want and made an appointment. This is what you can expect from the initial session.

The first session is mainly for you a chance to tell me about your concerns and hopes. I work with you to gain a full understanding of your needs and provide an assessment.

In this session, you will also experience how I work and get a sense of how we might work together. As the therapeutic relationship plays an important factor in therapy, I encourage you to to have a good look whether you think we are a good fit.

Clients often tell me that they feel hopeful after their first session because they have taken the step to seek support. Many also gain new insights and even experience small changes between the first and second session.

At the start of the session I will ask you to fill in a brief form, which contains general questions about your preferred contact details and background. If you prefer, I can also send you the form by email so that you can fill it in at home and bring it with you to the first session.

Length & number of sessions

I see individuals and couples and sessions are tailored to your unique goals and needs. Together we decide what is best for you and your schedule. All sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Appointments are generally on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, but there is always room to negotiate this according to your needs. Also, the number of sessions will depend on the goals you want to achieve, your availability and your needs. We will discuss this in your first meeting and develop a program that is beneficial for you.

Also, my experience is that clients’ commitment and regular attendance to sessions helps them move forward.

Counselling sessions are confidential and I will advise you about this in the first session.


Individuals: $80.00

Couples: $100.00

Counselling and psychotherapy are not yet covered by Medicare. 
However, my fee is less than the Medicare gap fee which many practitioners charge.

Payment details
Payment is required by cash or cheque at the time of the session, or via electronic funds bank transfer.

Take the step and live the life you want

  1. Book your counselling appointment now. Call me on 040 676 5516 or email me at claudia@cpmcounselling.com
  2. If you are not ready to book a counselling appointment, contact me for a FREE confidential 15-minute consultation to discuss your needs and hopes.

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