About Booking In

How many sessions will I need?

For uncomplicated issues, 2 to 5 sessions are usually sufficient. However with long term compounded issue upon issue, and difficulty upon difficulty you might prefer a longer term approach.

Longer spaces between sessions can be determined by you.

Will it be right for me?

Answer: after one or two sessions you will have a clearer picture of direction and what is needed. If you or I feel you need a different approach you can change to another psychologist. If you are registered with Medicare your doctor can change the psychologists name on your forms to enable continuation of medicare rebates or bulk billing.

Making an appointment

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Rayner-Brosnan is on leave until 29th September 2023 and will not be available for consultations until then.
Please call 03 6228 9909 to discuss suitability or to book in and whether the session should be a face to face session or a phone or screen session. (Phone or screen sessions have become convenient and sometimes necessary since 2020).
Dr. Rayner-Brosnan usually handles her calls herself. If she has moved from the Admin to the session room, or is on a hospital visit, or it is after hours, you will be asked to leave a message. If the phone does not provide a message option but rings out, it means there is a Phone session in progress.

For the benefit of all, any sign of illness requires a rebooking on a different day by phone or screen.  However  this cancellation message needs to be left  before 8.30 a.m. of the appointment day, to prevent a cancellation fee to cover overheads.


“Westella” 181 Elizabeth Street.  
Please observe any current covid safety requirements and according to research, consider a handwipe when touching shiny surfaces like door knobs or rails.  Covid checkin is required  in the entrance foyer.  The lovely staircase will bring you to  first level. Turn Right. You might see Hobart Counselling signs first  but take a few steps to the right  to the waiting area seats for your Stress Clinic session. 


Parking meters are set for 1 hour directly outside (too short) or 2 hours across the road towards the Salvation Army Headquarters with possible meterless parking further north.
 The Hobart Central Car Park in Melville Street is 2 blocks away.  The bus stop is close to the front door. Aim for the Brisbane Street Elizabeth St corner.

Phone Sessions and Screen Sessions

These can be more comfortable than you might imagine.
Dr. Rayner-Brosnan had years of past experience providing these services for CSIRO remote area staff on the mainland and for  FIFO workers.  Notes will be photocopied by Dr. Rayner-Brosnan and provided when you do have a session at 181 Elizabeth Street.


An appointment can usually be provided within 10 days and through other clients changing their appointments. Unfortunately this practice is not able to offer crisis or after hours service and you will need to call emergency services or a crisis line counselor or the hospital if you have such a need.