Affordable and convenient online counselling for adults and teenagers

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Ginger Cat Counselling

Affordable and convenient online counselling for adults and teenagers

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Anine Cummins (they/them)

I am a registered counsellor, with a wide variety of life and professional experiences.

 

I am passionate about helping people overcome whatever is holding them back in life, especially those of us who deal with the impacts of trauma, who don’t feel good in the boxes society tries to fit us in to, that are trying to make the world a better place, and are simply struggling to cope with events beyond our control.

 

I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, the Australasian Society for Traumatic Studies, and Psychology for a Safe Climate.

Ginger Cat Counselling

The world can be a difficult place to live in, and we all need help sometimes. And sometimes we need a cat video. You are the expert in your life, and its my job to help you figure things out.

These are some of the techniques we can use together:

Why online counselling?

Online counselling has been shown to be just as effective as face to face, and is more convenient and comfortable. You don’t have to travel to appointments (and you can wear your PJs)!

 

I use Coviu for our video calls – the secure, high quality program created by the CSIRO and used by the Australian Government.

 

Any concerns?  It is my job to make you feel safe and comfortable.  Please feel free to see if it’s for you by booking an initial session.

F.A.Q.

The initial session is $45, to take some of the pressure off and allow us to see if we work well together. After that, sessions are $90.

I offer a discount when you purchase a bundle of 6 sessions, which works out to $79 per session. 

I know everyone has different schedules, so I offer appointments after as well as during business hours.  Each session lasts for one hour.

Check the booking calendar to see when sessions are available, and please contact me if none of them work for you.

 

I use programs that are fully secure with 256bit encryption, the same level that banks use.  The programs I use cannot see the video nor any of the information I store on you.  See their privacy policies here and here.

You don’t need to visit a doctor or get any kind of referral to see me.  Just book an appointment and we can start!

I am based in Melbourne, Australia, and operate online.

Yes, we will have our sessions online via Coviu, the secure video telehealth program created by the CSIRO.

If needed, we can do sessions via telephone instead.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about this.

Having a good relationship with your counsellor is vitally important, so you need to try people out before you commit.

 

That’s why I’ve priced my initial session at $45, so we can get to know each other with less pressure.  It’s important to trust your gut, and to keep looking until you find someone you feel really comfortable with.

While my preference is being able to see you, I’m happy to work with whatever makes you comfortable. 

Everyone is welcome here – cat loving is totally optional!

All sessions are pre-paid, I will send you an invoice or you can register your credit card if you would like it to be paid automatically.

 

There are no refunds*, but if you give me 24 hours notice we can reschedule the session.

 

*If you buy a bundle of 6 sessions and you decide you no longer want to work with me I will refund any unused sessions that are more than 24 hours away.