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Alanna Forde
MA PGDip Clin Psych

Registered Clincial Psychologist

MNCCP

 


Frenquently Asked Questions

How long are the appointments and how much do they cost?
Appointments are approximately 50 minutes and cost $150. I write notes during session and leave about 10 minutes after the session to write any required case notes or correspondence to other health professionals. You are welcome to see these notes and any correspondence.

Is the information confidential?
Yes. What we talk about is confidential information. I can not pass on any information about you to other people without your consent. However, there are three important limits to confidentiality:

  • If the psychologist thinks their client is at serious risk of harming themselves or someone else
  • If required to by a court of law
  • If it is an emergency situation and they are unable to contact the client to gain consent

In each of these cases I will make every reasonable effort to inform you if I was going to break confidentiality.

What if I have to cancel an appointment?

I recognise that cancellations are sometimes inevitable and ask that they are cancelled as soon as possible. It is necessary to charge the client if notice of cancellation is not given within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment. If a client cancels an appointment within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment then a 50% charge will be made. If the client cancels within one hour of the scheduled appointment full charge will be made. This is to cover room hire costs, etc.