FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PTC is run by Amanda Dounis

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you a financial registered member of a National Professional Body? 

Yes I am with 2 bodies: AHA (Australian Hypnotherapy Association) and the ACA (Australian Counselling Association).

Do you abide by a code of conduct (ethics) that outlines my rights?

Yes as I am a member of the AHA (Australian Hypnotherapy Association) and the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) I abide by both.

Do you have professional indemnity insurance? 

Yes, I am thoroughly covered by Fenton Green Insurance.

HOURS

What are your hours and do I need an appointment?

My hours are flexible and I operate 7 days per week to accommodate for persons who require an appointment on the weekend.  I also take appointments after hours to accommodate with individual work and personal routines.  Appointments are necessary.

FEES

Do you have hourly rates and are there other costs involved?

I have hourly rates and package rates which are current and located on my website under “services and treatment” and “fees”.  There are no other costs involved.  Sessions are generally one hour long.

What happens if the session goes over time?

No extra charge.  Sometimes sessions may run a few minutes over, but generally all sessions run on time.

Do you take notes, what happens to them and can I read them?

Yes I take notes to assist plan the session, and yes you can read them if you wish.  Notes are taken either electronically (password protected), or by paper (stored in a locked cupboard).  Hypnosis sessions are usually recorded with client permission and client uses their own device (usually phone).  This is so that the client can take the recording home and listen to it again.

QUALIFICATIONS

What are your qualifications and are they recognised?

My qualifications are listed on my website in detail under “about” “qualifications” and you will also find my “professional development” and “professional affiliations”.  Please visit this page as it is quite extensive.  In short, I am an Early Childhood Teacher, NLP Master, Professional Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Strategic Psychotherapist….and a little bit more as mentioned in my website.  My qualifications are recognised and accredited by a state government authority as well as peak industry bodies.  All qualifications are displayed on my wall for further visual clarity.

Beware, Counselling in Australia is an unregulated industry, so anyone can claim to be a Counsellor.  I certainly meet minimum industry standards which include relevant education, experience, professional supervision and ongoing professional development.