Debby Heath Psychotherapy and Counselling

0432 941 237

Bella Vista, Sydney

"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen"

Brene Brown


I provide individual psychotherapy and counselling services for adults.

Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions

Establishing trust and building a strong therapeutic relationship that will underpin the work we do together takes time, so consistency and continuity with regards to sessions is very important. 

  • Sessions times are Mondays to Fridays between 8am and 6pm
  • All sessions go for 60 minutes and are held at the same time each week to provide consistency and continuity.
  • My fee is $150, payable on the day of the appointment via direct deposit or cash.
  • Cancellation policy: the full session fee is payable if you cancel your session on the day of your appointment.
  • No referral is required for psychotherapy or counselling as Medicare and health fund rebates are not available for these services.

I approach our work together with curiosity, openness, respect, acceptance and deep compassion. 

Wherever you are from and whatever your background or identity is, I am interested in getting to know and understand you. What has your life been like?  What are you going through now?  What are you seeking support with in therapy?

Together we can:

  • make sense of the creative coping strategies that you developed to surviveallow space for you to grieve your losses
  • shine a light on your resilience, unique gifts and strengths
  • explore what inspires you, your interests, hopes and dreams
  • work out what you need to get to who and where you would like to be.

Differences between counselling and psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy have many overlaps and similarities, however there are also important differences that require specific training.

In my experience, counselling tends to focus on addressing specific, current situations or goals like challenges at work, making a big decision or processing a recent bereavement.

Psychotherapy focuses on the development of insight into unconscious patterns and beliefs that have developed since childhood; it also facilitates growth and change at a structural level. Psychotherapy is therefore usually a long-term process.

There are many different theoretical approaches in both psychotherapy and counselling.  Detailed definitions of counselling and psychotherapy can be found here.

Ready to connect?

Call me on 0432 941 237 or send a message via the contact form, so we can have a FREE 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your therapy needs and schedule an initial assessment session.