& Associates Ltd

Consultant Clinical Psychologists


Making an appointment:

Our office manager,  Ann Batts, is happy to help you make your first appointment. Alternatively, you may prefer to ask your doctor or manager to arrange it for you. Ann can also discuss with you, the costs and venue options for work involving small groups. If you need to change an appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not do this, there may be a part charge for the missed appointment.


Paying for sessions:

We would appreciate payment of your account at the end of each session. Payment can be made by cheque, cash, eft-pos or ban k credit card. If your organization is paying for your session, they will receive an invoice payable on the 20th of the month.


Structure of the session/appointment for individual consultations:

Sessions/appointments are usually 50 minutes long. When you consult with the psychologist, you will be asked, in-detail, about what problem or issue in your life brings you to the consultation. The background to, and context of, this matter will also be explored. Early life contributing factors may also be examined if considered relevant.

The psychologist will then discuss with you, the treatment/therapy approach they feel is likely to help, and may give you an indication of timeframes. The person/s seen is encouraged to ask questions to ensure they clearly understand what is being proposed.

At times, the psychologist may feel another colleague or approach elsewhere would be appropriate.

The individual may want to consider whether the psychologist seems like the sort of person they could work with. The choice to proceed with ongoing therapy rests with the person/s consulting.