Book your session below. In working with you privately I am drawing upon many aspects of my training and experience. I am Accredited with the Australian Counselling Association- Level 4. (Highest level). And a Clinical Sexologist with Society of Australian Sexologists. A session goes for 60 minutes which includes time for reflection and processing of the material covered.
Clients come to me for many reasons such as: Feeling 'stuck' or unfulfilled in certain aspects of life. Issues in their relationships Exploring aspects of identity, sexuality, intimacy issues etc. (LGBTIQ+, Kink and Poly Friendly!) Processing Grief due to death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, job or beloved pet. Struggling with unhealthy habits such as over use of alcohol, drugs, porn or social media. (I work from a non-judgemental space and do not believe the above are problematic in and of themselves). Anything that feels like it is "not working" in the person's life.
Modalities that I am trained in and use are; Transpersonal Counselling, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Symbol Work, Narrative Therapy, Emotion- Focused Therapy, Sex Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) , Psychedelic Integration, Love Bites (Consent & Healthy Relationships training for young people). Currently being trained in EMDR.
Relationship Counselling: When you see me for relationship counselling, your relationship becomes my client. I spent 3 years working for Relationships Australia, and in this time counselled 100's of couples. While every couple is unique, there are common patterns and themes that I will help you to identify and you will receive practical strategies to regain a healthier connection. Relationship counselling is ideally committed to for at least 6 sessions. One-off sessions are also available. Discount for booking all 6 sessions available below.
Sex Therapy sessions are for couples or individuals who are experiencing issues or difficulties with any aspect of sex, sexuality or sexual intimacy. As a fully accredited Clinical Sexologist people see me for a many reasons such as dealing sexual functioning issues like low libido, difficulty orgasming, pain during sex, performance anxiety and ejaculation issues. I also welcome individuals and couples who would like support to navigate the psychological aspects of sex and sexuality such STI diagnosis, sexual and gender orientation, sexual trauma etc.
Cancellation Policy: Sessions must be booked and paid in advance. Sessions may be rescheduled at no cost if 24hrs notice is provided. Sessions are not refundable but name change is possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Sessions must be booked 24hrs prior. If Ella cancels for any reason, the session will be refunded in full.
Please note these sessions are not a substitute for medical or mental health support and I cannot diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any medical or mental health condition.
Medicare is not available for relationship counselling or sex therapy. Benefits of not using Medicare: Completely confidential. Flexible timings to suit your needs and lifestyle. Get professional therapy without seeing your GP. No mental health plan will go on your medical record. Have as many sessions as you like (not limited to 6 or 10 sessions). Not limited to just CBT, ACT and solution focused therapy modalities.
Private Health Insurance Rebates Available if your level of cover includes counselling.
WorkCover: Approved WorkCover provider.
Access EAP: Sessions paid for by your workplace. Check with your HR to see if eligible.