InnerLife Counselling & Psychology
Mobile 0421 974 412
Of greatest value is a therapeutic relationship of deep trust & safety where our vulnerabilities, insecurity, fear & deepest hurts can be seen. The therapeutic process is an inward journey. It requires us to look at what lies beneath our symptoms & invites us to connect with deeper parts of the self, bringing healing to the core of the issue. Many of our present day afflictions are tied to old emotional wounds. This 'going within' process allows us to attend to our wounds & care for inner needs.
Evidence Based Treatment Interventions and Expressive Therapies
ACT, CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Gestalt, Inner Child, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Sand Tray, Schema Therapy
I use an integrated therapeutic approach in my work and draw from a range of psychological therapies to assist clients to work on their current issue as well as at the core of their difficulties. Whilst each type of intervention has its own method and style, these therapies are designed to help us look at the relationship between our presenting problem and our inner world of beliefs, thoughts, emotions and parts of the self. These modes of therapy also offer specific tools for working with particular aspects of the self as well as managing the associated negative symptoms. In addition to clinical intervention I am conscious of the therapeutic relationship. I bring compassion, honesty, deep respect and integrity into the therapeutic space.
I regularly attend Supervision and Professional Development courses as approved by the Psychologists Registration Board, AHPRA.
I keep up to date with relevant psychological material and literature.
I am a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years experience providing Counselling and Therapy to Children, Adolescents and Adults. I have worked previously in Private Practice, Government and Non Government settings.
I have vast experience in the Mental Health field providing Psychological Counselling to those experiencing a broad array of mental health and emotional difficulties.
To make an appointment please call Lara Petrulis on 0421 974 412 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lara will provide you with a return phone call to confirm an appointment, as well as answer any questions that you may have.
Bus services operate regularly along Pittwater Rd.
Free parking is available in the council carpark, which has an entrance on Chard St. The carpark is about a 5 minute walk from the service. There is also street parking nearby.
The cost for a 60 minute counselling session is $150.00.
A referral from your GP is not required, however, if you would like to claim from Medicare then you will need to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) referral from your GP. (Your GP will assess your eligibility). With this referral clients receive a rebate of $84.80 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
Many private health funds also provide rebates for psychological consultations, although it is advised that you check your level of cover with your insurer. Private health fund rebates are only applicable for clients not already using the Medicare rebate.
HICAPS, Eftpos, All Cards Accepted.
Lara Petrulis is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience providing Counselling & Therapy to Adults.....
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