Fees & Costs
Therapy SessionPsychological Therapies
- Psychological therapy is a long-term process of talk-based therapies. A therapy program is based on an assessment of your needs to develop strategies and tools to meet your goals and manage distress. A therapy intervention is different for each person as it needs to provide strategies to meet your goals utilising your existing strengths and skills – its definitely not a ‘one size fits all’ process! The strategies utilised at Distinct Directions are based on matching your circumstances to the existing evidence about what works for challenges of that nature.
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- Diagnostic assessment is a form of assessment that allows a Psychologist to determine persons individual strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, skills, symptoms and impairments to lifestyle. It is primarily used to diagnose difficulties and to provide a diagnosis recognised using the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual or International Classification of Disease to inform treatment and interventions to assist the person.
- These sessions require a substantial amount of time to complete the interpretation, formulation and report in addition to the amount of time that we spend together doing the assessment. The cost of these sessions varies based on the needs of the person and situation, please contact us for a quote.
NDIS Access Assessment
- The National Disability Insurance Scheme can certainly be complicated to understand and access for many people. When you apply you will need to be able to demonstrate several factors including: Diagnosis of Disability and Identification of how much this affects a persons life.
- As well as several other factors which are identified in the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act (2013). Further to these points identifying what supports the person requires – and what is ‘reasonable and necessary’ as defined by the Act are vital.
- As with all assessments it requires time to interrupt testing results and create a report identifying the required factors. This process occurs after the clinical assessment. Please contact us for a quote for this service.
Forensic AssessmentAssessments Related to Court
- Forensic assessment refers to a variety of psychological assessments that are used to aid a legal fact-finding team. It is one of the most common applications of psychology to the law, and is used in a variety of legal settings.
- At Distinct Directions we provide reports for the Court in relation to a number of different matters particularly in relation to issues that relate to:
- Section 32 of the NSW Criminal Code,
- Sentencing Reports,
- Background Reports,
- Section 10 Reports and
- Risk Assessments
- Our practice currently does not accept referrals for Family Court.
Group Therapy5 or more people
- These sessions are a safe place to work through problems in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Group therapy involves one or more of our trained psychologists who lead a group of roughly 3-7 depending on the purpose of the group and therapy modalities utilised. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend one-on-one therapy sessions in addition to groups, while others participate in group therapy only.
Couples TherapySessions for Partners
- Couples therapy based on Gottman and Cognitive principles.
- Responsible clinical supervision is key to the future success of student practitioners. Under the watchful eye of an experienced, knowledgeable and competent supervisor, a novice therapist’s intellectual understanding transforms into real-life interventions that will profoundly affect people’s lives.
- To book an appointment for clinical supervision, please contact our admin directly.
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** Please note, under most circumstances these reports are prepared under legal guidelines which include:
Schedule 7 of the NSW Uniform Civil Procedure Rules (2005)
Division 15.2 of the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001, Family Law Rules 2004, Rule 15.63 Contents of expert’s report, and
Federal Court of Australia ‘Expert Evidence Practice Note’ (2016)
Please discuss this in more detail with your therapist however essentially it means that all reports and expert opinions will be prepared impartially and without bias.