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.
Phone Sessions and Screen Sessions
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.