FAQ Archive - Family Therapy & Marriage Counselling Perth | Bethesda Couselling

What is family therapy?

Family therapy ultimately seeks to facilitate couples and families in the healing of relational pain and injury through repair and reconciliation. It has a focus on systems theory which views the value of the individual in the context of all social relationships. What does that mean? It’s a bit like a child’s mobile that hangs […]

What is the difference between counselling & psychotherapy?

At Bethesda, you can take advantage of both counselling & psychotherapy services – But what exactly is the difference? Counselling and Psychotherapy do overlap but there are distinguishing features that set them apart. Generally, the focus in counselling is on specific problems, life adjustments, skills acquisition and problem solving. Counselling seeks to foster a sense of […]

How much will it cost?

Bethesda’s services are affordable and accessible due to the sliding fee schedule that is utilised. Medicare and health fund rebates are not available through Bethesda Counselling & Family Therapy, however my fees are often equal to  or less than the gap you would pay if seeking a Medicare rebated service.  Please identify your combined household […]

How many sessions will I/we need?

That is difficult to say without an initial assessment of your concerns, issues and goals. Counselling can range from solution focused brief therapy through to more intense, longer termed psychotherapy. Your counsellor will be able to give you a recommendation after your initial consult.

What can I expect? How long is a session?

At the first session, you will be asked to fill out a confidential information form requesting some background history on yourself and why you are seeking counselling. Your counsellor will then invite you to share your concerns and issues and ask you what you are hoping to achieve through counselling/therapy. With this information, your counsellor […]