Modes of counselling

In person at Hornsby consulting room

I provide in-person counselling at my consulting room at 90 George Street, Hornsby. Sessions are 60 minutes and payment is requested after each session. There are several payment options (see Fees).

Home visit

Home visits can be arranged for locations within 30 minutes driving time from my consulting room at Hornsby. There is no additional charge for travelling time. Home visits may suit family clients or clients who for any reason prefer to meet in their homes rather than travel or use an online or telephone service. Sessions are 60 minutes and payment is requested after each session. There are several payment options (see Fees).

Telephone

I will call you at the appointed time. Sessions are 60 minutes and payment is requested after each session. There are several payment options (see Fees).

Video conference

I offer video counselling (with one or multiple participants) through Zoom. (You will need to have downloaded the free Zoom mobile app or desktop application for Windows or Mac). Sessions are conducted in my Zoom Meeting Room, which is accessible from the button on the Contact page. The button will take you to the waiting room. I will admit you to the meeting room as soon as I see that you have arrived. Video counselling can also be provided by Skype or FaceTime, if requested. Sessions are 60 minutes and payment is requested after each session. There are several payment options (see Fees ).

Instant messaging

I provide counselling by instant messaging by Signal Private Messenger. Message me at Peter Foster +61 409 650 364 at the time of our appointment. Sessions are 60 minutes and payment is requested after each session. There are several payment options (see Fees )

Email

To ensure confidentiality, counselling by email is best performed by the use of a secure email service, which requires that we both use the same service. Unless you prefer otherwise, I use ProtonMail, which is a free, end-to-end encrypted email service.

I will acknowledge your email as soon as I am able to do so, and then provide a counselling email response within 48 hours. My fee is $95 per 500 words, which allows for multiple email exchanges up to this limit. Payment is requested with my first email (counselling) response, and at completion of any a further email response if any continuing email exchange requires a further 500-word commitment. At the end of each email, I will provide a running balance of words used and words remaining under the current 500-word commitment. There are several payment options (see Fees )

Counselling by email offers the advantages of a permanent record of all that is said between us and time to digest responses before perhaps introducing further material to be processed. Response time and accessibility of email counselling are approximately the same as more direct forms of counselling. The limitation is that communications are not immediate.

If you would like to talk about how I might be able to help you, please phone 0409 650 364, email me at peter.foster@concordance.com.au, or use the button to request a call back.  All contact is confidential.

Use this button to find a suitable appointment time and to book a counselling session in person, by Zoom video or by telephone. It can also be used to book a free enquiry appointment via Zoom or telephone. Payment is arranged at the end of each session. A number of payment options are available.

Please contact me directly if you wish to discuss home visits or other modes of counselling such as email or instant messaging (internet relay chat).