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Frequently Asked Questions


What happens when you see a Process Therapist?

Process Counselling provides fast and easy ways to deal with whatever issues you wish to talk about and problems that may be happening in your life. Therapy sessions usually last for 1 hour. 1 – 3 sessions may be enough for you to learn easy, effective skills and strategies to put into action and make changes that will work better for you in your everyday life.

You may decide that you would like more than 3 sessions to identify past patterns of behavior, clarify your thinking, work through difficult past hurts and anger and make a plan of action for your future. You may also be interested in taking more time and exploring eg. your life myth and dreaming process deeper.

Different therapies offer diverse ways of working. In Process Psychology, I follow what you wish to achieve, whether that is finding solutions on a practical level, increasing your skill base at work or in relationships, dealing with emotions or addictions or exploring meaning and yearnings on your life path.

How does Talking with Someone who is Trained and Experienced Help You?

This is a frequently asked question or FAQ. Therapy helps you take time out from your situation and see it from a fresh perspective. It allows you to identify recurring problematic patterns, understand where they came from, why they recycle and then change them so they don’t keep repeating. It can also support you to improve your communication skills or access information when dealing with divorce or family issues or mental health problems etc. Working with me gives you, or you and your partner, a chance to think about what you can do to change your situation for the better. It also gives you an opportunity to explore complex or difficult issues in a safe and confidential environment.

Someone who is ‘outside’ of your normal life and does not have ‘an agenda’ for you, who is qualified and experienced, can ‘follow your process’ and help you to learn to trust yourself more and find your own answers which will work better for you.

Is Sherry Marshall the Right Therapist for me?

Sherry is a very experienced and qualified therapist who has a warm, accepting, non judgemental style. She uses wisdom, humour and creativity to help you quickly find what works for you better. She can also refer you on to appropriate organisations or other psychological help, if required. This frequently asked question can be answered by seeing the profile page for Sherry’s qualifications and experience.

Confidentiality Policy

This is an important frequently asked question. Everything discussed is completely confidential and your name or information is not given to anyone, unless someone’s personal safety is at risk or you see your Doctor for a referral and a Medicare rebate. Sherry follows a Professional Ethical Code of Conduct, through the Australia and New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology Code of Conduct and also The Australian Association of Social Workers Code of Conduct.

Fees and Rebates

The cost of a 1 hour individual session in 2013 is $160 and for a couples session is $200. I have a sliding scale down to $130 and $175 depending on your financial situation, eg. If you are a student, unwaged or a low income earner and therefore cost is negotiable with me. It is payable at the time of the session in cash. You will be given a receipt. You do not need a referral for an appointment so just email Sherry about appointment times.

You can also be given money back in the form of a Medicare Rebate of $73 per session for a maximum of 10 sessions per calendar year. To receive the rebate, you need to have a Medicare referral (Mental Health Care Plan) from your local doctor. Please talk with Sherry who can advise you how to obtain the Medicare Rebate.

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