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Jaya Narayan
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
I am a body-oriented and neurobiology-affirming based trauma therapist. I specialise in trauma-informed bottom-up frameworks to support female-identifying humans experiencing the impact of Complex Trauma, Chronic Stress/ pain, Anxiety and burnout. I focus on a relationally attuned way that intersects the wisdom of expressive art(s), Psychodrama, somatics and group processes, allowing a whole body/ brain approach to therapeutic engagement If you are looking at sustainable inward ways to rest the unhelpful somatic, relational and emotional patterns in service of ease, attunement and validation, you are at the right place. I see you.
I am a body-oriented and neurobiology-affirming based trauma therapist. I specialise in trauma-informed bottom-up frameworks to support female-identifying humans experiencing the impact of Complex Trauma, Chronic Stress/ pain, Anxiety and burnout. I focus on a relationally attuned way that intersects the wisdom of expressive art(s), Psychodrama, somatics and group processes, allowing a whole body/ brain approach to therapeutic engagement If you are looking at sustainable inward ways to rest the unhelpful somatic, relational and emotional patterns in service of ease, attunement and validation, you are at the right place. I see you.
(03) 8338 1858 View (03) 8338 1858
D & M Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
Stan is a registered clinical psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and membership of the Australian Psychological Society. He has 16 years of training and experience and can speak in both Greek and English languages. He also has experience in working with adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples
Stan is a registered clinical psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and membership of the Australian Psychological Society. He has 16 years of training and experience and can speak in both Greek and English languages. He also has experience in working with adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples
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Ghada El Zohbi
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
Ghada brings extensive experience with diverse clients across life stages. Her interest is women's well-being with a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach. Her background spans public inpatient, community, and forensic roles, providing valuable insights. She creates a safe, trusting space for clients, aiming to incorporate cultural sensitivity. Ghada specializes in women aged 18-65+, addressing mental health, intimacy, relationships, and sexual health, including chronic sexual pain disorders. For details or appointments, visit northsidewomenswellbeinghub.com.au/request-appointment-1.
Ghada brings extensive experience with diverse clients across life stages. Her interest is women's well-being with a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach. Her background spans public inpatient, community, and forensic roles, providing valuable insights. She creates a safe, trusting space for clients, aiming to incorporate cultural sensitivity. Ghada specializes in women aged 18-65+, addressing mental health, intimacy, relationships, and sexual health, including chronic sexual pain disorders. For details or appointments, visit northsidewomenswellbeinghub.com.au/request-appointment-1.
(03) 7031 7815 View (03) 7031 7815
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Jennifer Makovec Knight
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
I am a Dr. of Clinical Neuropsychology with experience in hospital and community rehab. I have expertise in the relationship between brain function/cognition, emotion and behaviour. I work with anxiety, depression and trauma, specialising in providing therapy to people with health conditions that impact the brain (neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative e.g., acquired brain injury, stroke, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, dementia and ADHD). My special interest is in functional neurological disorders.
I am a Dr. of Clinical Neuropsychology with experience in hospital and community rehab. I have expertise in the relationship between brain function/cognition, emotion and behaviour. I work with anxiety, depression and trauma, specialising in providing therapy to people with health conditions that impact the brain (neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative e.g., acquired brain injury, stroke, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, dementia and ADHD). My special interest is in functional neurological disorders.
(03) 8338 1959 View (03) 8338 1959
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Women Assist Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072  (Online Only)
Women Assist is a professional counselling and psychotherapy service that supports all people who identify as women with their mental health and well-being. We are a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive service, offering counselling and psychotherapy via telephone or online video platform.
Women Assist is a professional counselling and psychotherapy service that supports all people who identify as women with their mental health and well-being. We are a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive service, offering counselling and psychotherapy via telephone or online video platform.
(03) 9344 1672 View (03) 9344 1672
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Jes Anderberg
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Jes is a integrative therapist, who helps clients to safely explore themselves and their experiences more deeply, in ways that don't just rely on the intellect. With a warm and validating approach, this process is well suited to people who are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or who are having a challenging time in life and need to find a way forward.
Jes is a integrative therapist, who helps clients to safely explore themselves and their experiences more deeply, in ways that don't just rely on the intellect. With a warm and validating approach, this process is well suited to people who are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or who are having a challenging time in life and need to find a way forward.
(03) 9344 1636 View (03) 9344 1636
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Creative Healing counselling & art therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Preston, VIC 3072
Looking for something a little different to traditional talking therapy? Often it can be hard to find the words to express how we are feeling or what is going on in your life that is getting you down. As a Mental Health Social Worker I use my traditional counselling skills and incorporate my Sensorimotor Art Therapy skills to add deeper meaning and reflection to make sense of the world through art, creativity and play. If you would like to make an appointment visit my website and click on the Book Now button
Looking for something a little different to traditional talking therapy? Often it can be hard to find the words to express how we are feeling or what is going on in your life that is getting you down. As a Mental Health Social Worker I use my traditional counselling skills and incorporate my Sensorimotor Art Therapy skills to add deeper meaning and reflection to make sense of the world through art, creativity and play. If you would like to make an appointment visit my website and click on the Book Now button
(03) 9068 5833 View (03) 9068 5833
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Sarai Dee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Preston, VIC 3072
I am a social work counsellor with experience working with women, children, adolescents and people from the LGBTQIA+ communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
I am a social work counsellor with experience working with women, children, adolescents and people from the LGBTQIA+ communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
(03) 8104 9134 View (03) 8104 9134
Photo of Darcy Richardson - Authentic Self Psychology, Psychologist in 3072, VIC
Darcy Richardson - Authentic Self Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
Waitlist for new clients
Darcy (She/Her) is a Registered Psychologist and works with adolescents (16 years +), and adults. Darcy utilises a Health at Every Size lens (HAES), Neurodivergent-affirming framework, and prioritises working with our LGBTQIA+ community (as a proud member herself). Darcy is also skilled at working with disabled communities, including Autistic folk and ADHDers in the neurodivergent community, (self-identifying, exploring or diagnosed).
Darcy (She/Her) is a Registered Psychologist and works with adolescents (16 years +), and adults. Darcy utilises a Health at Every Size lens (HAES), Neurodivergent-affirming framework, and prioritises working with our LGBTQIA+ community (as a proud member herself). Darcy is also skilled at working with disabled communities, including Autistic folk and ADHDers in the neurodivergent community, (self-identifying, exploring or diagnosed).
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Sophia Harvey
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Preston, VIC 3072
I support adults and teenagers experiencing trauma, anxiety, mild depression, those feeling stuck or lost, and those going through life transitions or relationship challenges, including conflict at work & personally. I love supporting people through transformation, so they feel more connected, loving and in purpose, with the clarity to move forward in their lives in meaningful and fulfilling ways. I work through a human rights lens, with a background in international humanitarian work. I am sensitive to cross cultural and LGBTQIA+ needs in therapy.
I support adults and teenagers experiencing trauma, anxiety, mild depression, those feeling stuck or lost, and those going through life transitions or relationship challenges, including conflict at work & personally. I love supporting people through transformation, so they feel more connected, loving and in purpose, with the clarity to move forward in their lives in meaningful and fulfilling ways. I work through a human rights lens, with a background in international humanitarian work. I am sensitive to cross cultural and LGBTQIA+ needs in therapy.
(03) 8338 4074 View (03) 8338 4074
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Emma Prinzi
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Preston, VIC 3072  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychologist specialising in individual therapy for women facing various mental health challenges. With a particular interest in relational trauma, attachment issues, anxiety and addiction, I tap into clients' inner strengths to facilitate healing. My clients often present with goals to reconnect with themselves, develop skills in attunement, process and heal traumatic experiences, and dismantle unhelpful thoughts, habits and beliefs about themselves and the world. Addressing these processes are targeted to create meaning, enhance self-esteem, and ultimately improve quality of life.
I am a registered psychologist specialising in individual therapy for women facing various mental health challenges. With a particular interest in relational trauma, attachment issues, anxiety and addiction, I tap into clients' inner strengths to facilitate healing. My clients often present with goals to reconnect with themselves, develop skills in attunement, process and heal traumatic experiences, and dismantle unhelpful thoughts, habits and beliefs about themselves and the world. Addressing these processes are targeted to create meaning, enhance self-esteem, and ultimately improve quality of life.
(03) 7003 2342 View (03) 7003 2342
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Alison George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
PLEASE NOTE: I am an accredited social worker; I am not presently working under Medicare. Private clients via TELEHEALTH DUE TO STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS Life can be a bit of a roller coaster ride; one that isn’t always pleasant. It can be challenging to reach out to those closest to us when facing certain situations, especially when they may be part of what is causing tension for us. As a therapist, I would like to assist you gain insight and increase self-awareness and strategies not only to cope, but to thrive. People often say “I just want things to be better.” But what does “better” actually look like for you? Let’s explore that.
PLEASE NOTE: I am an accredited social worker; I am not presently working under Medicare. Private clients via TELEHEALTH DUE TO STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS Life can be a bit of a roller coaster ride; one that isn’t always pleasant. It can be challenging to reach out to those closest to us when facing certain situations, especially when they may be part of what is causing tension for us. As a therapist, I would like to assist you gain insight and increase self-awareness and strategies not only to cope, but to thrive. People often say “I just want things to be better.” But what does “better” actually look like for you? Let’s explore that.
(03) 8338 4941 View (03) 8338 4941
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Sarah Jones
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
Sarah Jones is an effective therapist with over 20 years’ experience counselling adults, couples, and older adolescents (over 15 years). She is a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, and a senior clinician who has contributed to the field through training and professional development facilitation and supervision of other counsellors. Sarah approaches each client in an individual in collaborative manner. She encourage clients to work through their pain and limitations and find ways to live their lives more fully.
Sarah Jones is an effective therapist with over 20 years’ experience counselling adults, couples, and older adolescents (over 15 years). She is a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, and a senior clinician who has contributed to the field through training and professional development facilitation and supervision of other counsellors. Sarah approaches each client in an individual in collaborative manner. She encourage clients to work through their pain and limitations and find ways to live their lives more fully.
(03) 8338 1006 View (03) 8338 1006
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Tyler Hitchens
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
I've been working with young people and their families for over 18 years starting out as a youth worker in New Zealand. I've worked a variety of roles in family preservation programs and child protection before specializing in Family Therapy at La Trobe University. I've been practicing family therapy for five years now and have had Neurofeedback as part of my skill set for four years as well now. My main focus therefore is on families with complex challenges, impacted by developmental trauma and overall people often don't wish to talk about what happened.
I've been working with young people and their families for over 18 years starting out as a youth worker in New Zealand. I've worked a variety of roles in family preservation programs and child protection before specializing in Family Therapy at La Trobe University. I've been practicing family therapy for five years now and have had Neurofeedback as part of my skill set for four years as well now. My main focus therefore is on families with complex challenges, impacted by developmental trauma and overall people often don't wish to talk about what happened.
(03) 8338 4539 View (03) 8338 4539
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A Meaningful Chat
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072  (Online Only)
You are here because you feel like you (or someone you know) may need therapy and are reading through profiles of strangers, scrolling through their videos and photos. It's a pretty common part of being on the internet nowadays, along with scrolling through memes and videos of food and cats. You may be looking for connection. Someone who speaks to you and may get you and your life story. I know what’s like, because I’ve been on that side of the screen going through that same process. Today may not be the day you choose to call or email, but you are scoping what’s there and most of it may sound pretty similar profile to profile.
You are here because you feel like you (or someone you know) may need therapy and are reading through profiles of strangers, scrolling through their videos and photos. It's a pretty common part of being on the internet nowadays, along with scrolling through memes and videos of food and cats. You may be looking for connection. Someone who speaks to you and may get you and your life story. I know what’s like, because I’ve been on that side of the screen going through that same process. Today may not be the day you choose to call or email, but you are scoping what’s there and most of it may sound pretty similar profile to profile.
(02) 4504 0175 View (02) 4504 0175
369 Mind Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
For families or individuals facing complex issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, social challenges, parenting difficulties, and experiences of family violence, the ideal client could be either a family unit seeking collective support or an individual seeking personal growth and healing. In the case of families, the ideal client might encompass parents or guardians who recognize the need for professional assistance in navigating the challenges they face within their family dynamic. They may seek guidance on how to address the mental health issues affecting themselves or their children, as well as how to foster healthier
For families or individuals facing complex issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, social challenges, parenting difficulties, and experiences of family violence, the ideal client could be either a family unit seeking collective support or an individual seeking personal growth and healing. In the case of families, the ideal client might encompass parents or guardians who recognize the need for professional assistance in navigating the challenges they face within their family dynamic. They may seek guidance on how to address the mental health issues affecting themselves or their children, as well as how to foster healthier
(03) 8338 4472 View (03) 8338 4472
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Freya Hanly Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
Not accepting new clients
My interest lies in helping individuals living with trauma, anxiety-related disorders, interpersonal difficulties and emotional regulation issues. I help clients improve their relationship with themselves (and by extension others) through developing a self-compassionate understanding of their emotional difficulties. From this place we move forward together to process "stuck" memories and explore the development of new ways of being in the world.
My interest lies in helping individuals living with trauma, anxiety-related disorders, interpersonal difficulties and emotional regulation issues. I help clients improve their relationship with themselves (and by extension others) through developing a self-compassionate understanding of their emotional difficulties. From this place we move forward together to process "stuck" memories and explore the development of new ways of being in the world.
(02) 4504 0152 View (02) 4504 0152
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Nick Valentine
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
Welcome to Healing Phase. I provide individual & relationship counselling (in private practice since 2014).​ I embody the principals of non-violence, relational alchemy & organicity in my work. My broad training, experience & skillset helps me to be flexible in the style & focus of therapy, based on one's individual needs. Ultimately, I create a safe & nurturing space for people to realise their most authentic selves, from which they can notice, understand & attend to their adaptive patterns & parts of self - on the journey towards more peace & a better quality of life. I welcome you to view further detail via my website.
Welcome to Healing Phase. I provide individual & relationship counselling (in private practice since 2014).​ I embody the principals of non-violence, relational alchemy & organicity in my work. My broad training, experience & skillset helps me to be flexible in the style & focus of therapy, based on one's individual needs. Ultimately, I create a safe & nurturing space for people to realise their most authentic selves, from which they can notice, understand & attend to their adaptive patterns & parts of self - on the journey towards more peace & a better quality of life. I welcome you to view further detail via my website.
(03) 8338 1669 View (03) 8338 1669
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Ruth Katerelos
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
In over 20 years as a therapist, I have worked with a wide range of clients and couples with many and varied issues. I work in a way that is strongly client, and emotionally focused. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, substance issues, food disorders, grief, child-hood trauma, uncertainty around sexuality and gender, around identity and self confidence/esteem. I work well with clients who are looking to change their lives and who are open to exploring their issues; to challenge their thinking and to examine what isn't working for them and to take practical steps to shift beyond where they are now.
In over 20 years as a therapist, I have worked with a wide range of clients and couples with many and varied issues. I work in a way that is strongly client, and emotionally focused. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, substance issues, food disorders, grief, child-hood trauma, uncertainty around sexuality and gender, around identity and self confidence/esteem. I work well with clients who are looking to change their lives and who are open to exploring their issues; to challenge their thinking and to examine what isn't working for them and to take practical steps to shift beyond where they are now.
(02) 4504 0223 View (02) 4504 0223
Photo of Claire Ruthven Counselling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 3072, VIC
Claire Ruthven Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Preston, VIC 3072
I'm a qualified relationship counsellor, offering face to face counselling sessions in Northcote, Melbourne to individuals and couples. Telehealth sessions are also available. I'm currently working part-time in private practice on Mondays.
I'm a qualified relationship counsellor, offering face to face counselling sessions in Northcote, Melbourne to individuals and couples. Telehealth sessions are also available. I'm currently working part-time in private practice on Mondays.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3072

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in 3072 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medicare Rebates
46% Bupa
39% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 3072 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3072?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.