Sage Consulting Group
Improving Wellbeing with Effective Psychology
Most adults have a full range of experiences and problem-solving skills to assist in negotiating life's challenges.
Sometimes, despite our efforts, we feel unable to make sense of a personal difficulty or recover from a painful experience.
Working with a registered psychologist provides you with a skilled professional who can help you address your difficulties these issues.
SHORT TERM THERAPY
Short term therapy is a process of collaboration between patient and therapist to address current, specific difficulties which are essentially discrete in nature (such as relationship concerns, insomnia, workplace problems, an episode of conflict, stress management, etc). These appointments may occur weekly to 3 weekly for up to 4 months.
LONGER TERM PSYCHOTHERAPY
Longer Psychotherapy is a process of weekly therapy to address prolonged personal emotional and developmental difficulties (such as low self-esteem, depression, chronic mood difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, distress relating to family of origin). This deeper work focuses on exploring and understanding aspects of self and current or historical life experiences. A weekly appointment time may be offered and this time will be kept specifically for you.
After initial assessment sessions, I will discuss my treatment recommendations with you.
A GP referral is required to make an appointment.
Appointments are for 50 minutes. Appointments start on time, so it is important you arrive promptly to gain the most from this work. Assessment sessions will occur via telehealth (zoom) and face to face appointments may then be offered.
Your GP referral needs to be faxed to us before your first appointment. Following a review of your GP referral and initial assessment sessions, a discussion about treatment recommendations will be offered.
The following points need to be considered to warrant the cancellation of an appointment:
- 3 full business days’ notice is required to avoid the full session fee
- Cancellation is accepted by email or telephone ONLY and NOT via SMS/text message
- By proceeding with the therapy, you are agreeing to these terms.
We take your privacy and confidentiality seriously. It is important for us that you know exactly how your privacy and confidentiality is treated.
Please read our Terms of Service for more.
Appointments are now being offered via telehealth (zoom) and some face-to-face appointments are available. For face-to-face appointments, we are maintaining strict hygiene standards in full compliance with our COVID 19 Plan.
- If you or we have any Covid19 style symptoms on the day of your appointment, sessions will be held by zoom.
- If you are living with or in close contact with a person with COVID, please advise us ASAP and sessions will occur via zoom.
SAGE COUPLE'S THERAPY
If you are looking for relationship counselling, head over to our Sage Couple's page.
ABOUT LOUISE RYAN
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults & Couples | Based in Bentleigh East, Victoria,
available via Telehealth across Australia.
Louise Ryan is a consultant generalist psychologist and founder of Sage Consulting Group. Louise has worked in a variety of acute health and organisational consulting settings before commencing private practice at Sage in 2006. With more than 25 years’ experience in counselling and mental health treatment, Louise offers dynamic counselling and psychotherapy for adults on a broad range of relational, occupational, and mental health difficulties.
Registered with APHRA
Member of professional body, Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI)