Counselling in Five Dock, NSW

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Centre Point Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
For 16 years, Centre Point Psychology has built a reputation for high quality psychological therapy in Five Dock in the Inner West of Sydney. When you contact us, a psychologist will assess your individual needs to make sure that you are matched with the best psychologist for you from our experienced, fully qualified team. We offer in person sessions and telehealth both including after hours and weekends appointments. We work with adults, adolescents and children.
For 16 years, Centre Point Psychology has built a reputation for high quality psychological therapy in Five Dock in the Inner West of Sydney. When you contact us, a psychologist will assess your individual needs to make sure that you are matched with the best psychologist for you from our experienced, fully qualified team. We offer in person sessions and telehealth both including after hours and weekends appointments. We work with adults, adolescents and children.
(02) 9713 9265 View (02) 9713 9265
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Menzies Anxiety Centre
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Our psychologists provide evidence-based treatment for death anxiety and related conditions. In addition to our unique focus on fears of death, our team of psychologists also offer clinical assessment and evidence-based therapy for a range of mental health problems, including anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, phobias, social anxiety), depression and more.
Our psychologists provide evidence-based treatment for death anxiety and related conditions. In addition to our unique focus on fears of death, our team of psychologists also offer clinical assessment and evidence-based therapy for a range of mental health problems, including anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, phobias, social anxiety), depression and more.
(02) 8000 0338 View (02) 8000 0338
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Sydney Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Why Sydney Psychology Group? We all have a tendency to put others first, but in doing so, we can sometimes neglect our relationship with ourselves. Let us be your advocate and show you a kinder, gentler way to treat the most important person in your life, YOU! With the growing rates of mental health illnesses, it is crucial to make your mental health a priority. At Sydney Psychology Group, we pride ourselves in providing, empathic, non-judgemental and empowering support. We hope that we can provide some support for you to learn more about yourself and leave you will skills and knowledge that you did not have previously.
Why Sydney Psychology Group? We all have a tendency to put others first, but in doing so, we can sometimes neglect our relationship with ourselves. Let us be your advocate and show you a kinder, gentler way to treat the most important person in your life, YOU! With the growing rates of mental health illnesses, it is crucial to make your mental health a priority. At Sydney Psychology Group, we pride ourselves in providing, empathic, non-judgemental and empowering support. We hope that we can provide some support for you to learn more about yourself and leave you will skills and knowledge that you did not have previously.
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Natalie Vertoudakis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Open communication and rapport is essential. However, I believe long-term outcomes and goal attainment is achieved by providing clients with a psychological toolkit per se. A variety of strategies, coping and problem-solving skills that can be implemented in the future, and generalised to various issues. I believe in actively involving the client in the therapeutic process and assisting clients build confidence.
Open communication and rapport is essential. However, I believe long-term outcomes and goal attainment is achieved by providing clients with a psychological toolkit per se. A variety of strategies, coping and problem-solving skills that can be implemented in the future, and generalised to various issues. I believe in actively involving the client in the therapeutic process and assisting clients build confidence.
(02) 9159 6970 View (02) 9159 6970
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James Croft
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
James is a warm and friendly Clinical Psychologist specialising in individual therapy for adults. His kind and non-judgemental demeanour helps you to settle into therapy, open up, and be yourself. You will feel safe and heard, all the while knowing you’re in very capable hands. To learn more or book an initial consultation, please visit the website.
James is a warm and friendly Clinical Psychologist specialising in individual therapy for adults. His kind and non-judgemental demeanour helps you to settle into therapy, open up, and be yourself. You will feel safe and heard, all the while knowing you’re in very capable hands. To learn more or book an initial consultation, please visit the website.
(02) 9538 7957 View (02) 9538 7957
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Morag Paterson
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Are you having problems coping with the challenges of life? Do you have difficulties with the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, disordered eating or relationships? Are you someone who wants life to be better but still find yourself stuck? Maybe you are feeling alone, disconnected and lost as to how to change your unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and relationship patterns. Hi! I’m Morag and I am a warm, empathic and passionate Counselling Psychologist who can help you with this. I have been a Psychologist for 18 years. I value the importance of the therapy relationship and teach strategies to facilitate change.
Are you having problems coping with the challenges of life? Do you have difficulties with the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, disordered eating or relationships? Are you someone who wants life to be better but still find yourself stuck? Maybe you are feeling alone, disconnected and lost as to how to change your unhelpful thoughts, behaviours and relationship patterns. Hi! I’m Morag and I am a warm, empathic and passionate Counselling Psychologist who can help you with this. I have been a Psychologist for 18 years. I value the importance of the therapy relationship and teach strategies to facilitate change.
(02) 8105 5745 View (02) 8105 5745
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Drummoyne Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
The staff at Drummoyne Psychology are warm and non-judgemental Clinical Psychologists. They work with people to increase life quality, taking a holistic approach to bring sustained change. They aim to work with each person in a tailored application of psychology, to reduce suffering, build resilience and cultivate inner contentment. The staff at Drummoyne Psycholo are experienced therapists who are also experienced relationship counsellors and have a passion for improving communication, increasing validation and fostering connection in relationships.
The staff at Drummoyne Psychology are warm and non-judgemental Clinical Psychologists. They work with people to increase life quality, taking a holistic approach to bring sustained change. They aim to work with each person in a tailored application of psychology, to reduce suffering, build resilience and cultivate inner contentment. The staff at Drummoyne Psycholo are experienced therapists who are also experienced relationship counsellors and have a passion for improving communication, increasing validation and fostering connection in relationships.
(02) 8188 4629 View (02) 8188 4629
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Sienna Hinton
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046  (Online Only)
In each and every session, I strive to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I understand that seeking help can be a daunting and vulnerable experience, which is why I approach my work with empathy and compassion. My goal is to work with my clients to help them overcome their challenges and reach their full potential.
In each and every session, I strive to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I understand that seeking help can be a daunting and vulnerable experience, which is why I approach my work with empathy and compassion. My goal is to work with my clients to help them overcome their challenges and reach their full potential.
(02) 9100 0739 View (02) 9100 0739
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Erin Butler
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Five Dock, NSW 2046
I am a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with people using a holistic approach, recognising each person’s unique qualities. I have a warm and direct approach, and use humour where appropriate in my work with young adults and through the lifespan into older adulthood. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental space where people feel comfortable discussing their concerns; and to collaborate with them to achieve their goals.
I am a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with people using a holistic approach, recognising each person’s unique qualities. I have a warm and direct approach, and use humour where appropriate in my work with young adults and through the lifespan into older adulthood. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental space where people feel comfortable discussing their concerns; and to collaborate with them to achieve their goals.
(02) 7804 4903 View (02) 7804 4903
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Art Therapy Creates
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
(02) 8069 5430 View (02) 8069 5430
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Sandra Scott
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
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Helen Doutty
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Helen is an empathetic and warm clinical psychologist who is dedicated to empowering and supporting clients to effectively navigate a variety of mental health difficulties and life challenges. She is an effective motivator and communicator who considers the development of a strong client-therapist relationship to be essential in effectively meeting the client’s needs and goals. She has a collaborative, strengths-based approach which fosters respect and openness to client’s individual journeys.
Helen is an empathetic and warm clinical psychologist who is dedicated to empowering and supporting clients to effectively navigate a variety of mental health difficulties and life challenges. She is an effective motivator and communicator who considers the development of a strong client-therapist relationship to be essential in effectively meeting the client’s needs and goals. She has a collaborative, strengths-based approach which fosters respect and openness to client’s individual journeys.
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Marina Suarez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Are you struggling with anxiety, shame, intimacy or low self-esteem? Do you often feel that there's something wrong with you or that you are not good enough, no matter how hard you try? Do you constantly worry about what other people think of you or feel guilty a lot of the time? Are you trying to deal with the impact of difficult childhood experiences? Psychotherapy can help. With the right guidance and support it's possible to work through these issues. I work in partnership with my clients to help them find ways to feel better in the world and with themselves.
Are you struggling with anxiety, shame, intimacy or low self-esteem? Do you often feel that there's something wrong with you or that you are not good enough, no matter how hard you try? Do you constantly worry about what other people think of you or feel guilty a lot of the time? Are you trying to deal with the impact of difficult childhood experiences? Psychotherapy can help. With the right guidance and support it's possible to work through these issues. I work in partnership with my clients to help them find ways to feel better in the world and with themselves.
(02) 5104 1032 View (02) 5104 1032
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Aarthi Udayakumar
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She brings over 10 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to couples, domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices. Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred.
Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She brings over 10 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to couples, domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices. Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred.
(02) 9100 0497 View (02) 9100 0497
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Sarah Nguyen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Sarah is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist, who is genuinely curious about getting to know her clients beyond their mental health difficulties. She adopts an open and non-judgmental approach in her work and believes in the importance of providing validation whilst also working towards change. She uses a combination of evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness-based approaches.
Sarah is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist, who is genuinely curious about getting to know her clients beyond their mental health difficulties. She adopts an open and non-judgmental approach in her work and believes in the importance of providing validation whilst also working towards change. She uses a combination of evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness-based approaches.
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George Turnure Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with people who are hoping to cope better with strong moods such as sadness, low mood or depression, anger or if feeling constantly worried, nervous or anxious. Working together we will find out how this has developed and why it hasn't gone away. In this way we can gain an understanding of the issue and develop skills and strategies to cope better right now, and to manage and/or prevent these issues from returning in the future.
I'm a clinical psychologist who works with people who are hoping to cope better with strong moods such as sadness, low mood or depression, anger or if feeling constantly worried, nervous or anxious. Working together we will find out how this has developed and why it hasn't gone away. In this way we can gain an understanding of the issue and develop skills and strategies to cope better right now, and to manage and/or prevent these issues from returning in the future.
(02) 9053 4659 View (02) 9053 4659
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Roberta Iavarone - The Listening Pod
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Are you struggling to navigate a difficult life event such as a relationship break-up, diagnosis of a medical condition or loss of a loved one? You may feel depressed, anxious and alone and don't know where to start to get your life back on track. You may have tried to manage things on your own but feel as though you've hit a wall & have decided that it's time to reach out for help? Hi I'm Roberta & I have a special interest in working with women & men in all stages of life to help them move through life's challenges so they can live their best & most meaningful life!
Are you struggling to navigate a difficult life event such as a relationship break-up, diagnosis of a medical condition or loss of a loved one? You may feel depressed, anxious and alone and don't know where to start to get your life back on track. You may have tried to manage things on your own but feel as though you've hit a wall & have decided that it's time to reach out for help? Hi I'm Roberta & I have a special interest in working with women & men in all stages of life to help them move through life's challenges so they can live their best & most meaningful life!
(02) 9100 0107 View (02) 9100 0107
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iflow Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Confidential, advanced psychological counselling services. Invest in your psychological well-being and optimise your quality of life. Address issues in your life, grow and succeed. The first step, calling, is the hardest. We make the rest easy. Contact us and we will guide you the rest of the way. No obligation.
Confidential, advanced psychological counselling services. Invest in your psychological well-being and optimise your quality of life. Address issues in your life, grow and succeed. The first step, calling, is the hardest. We make the rest easy. Contact us and we will guide you the rest of the way. No obligation.
(02) 8766 0541 View (02) 8766 0541
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Michele Benson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Five Dock, NSW 2046
Michele Benson is registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Additionally, Michele holds a Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. While she no longer maintains registration as an RN, Michele has accrued over 20 years of experience working as a mental health nurse, counsellor, and psychologist in a broad range of public and private mental health and hospital settings.
Michele Benson is registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Additionally, Michele holds a Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. While she no longer maintains registration as an RN, Michele has accrued over 20 years of experience working as a mental health nurse, counsellor, and psychologist in a broad range of public and private mental health and hospital settings.
(02) 9098 5103 View (02) 9098 5103
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Petra Phipps
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Five Dock, NSW 2046
I particularly enjoy working with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties. I see many individuals, couples and families, who are struggling with disconnection or conflict in their relationships. This disconnection can often lead to discontentment, feelings of isolation, loneliness and just a general feeling of being misunderstood. My aim is to help each person examine their hopes, needs and concerns, and help them find their own path to a healthier, more satisfying day-to-day existence.
I particularly enjoy working with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties. I see many individuals, couples and families, who are struggling with disconnection or conflict in their relationships. This disconnection can often lead to discontentment, feelings of isolation, loneliness and just a general feeling of being misunderstood. My aim is to help each person examine their hopes, needs and concerns, and help them find their own path to a healthier, more satisfying day-to-day existence.
(02) 9159 6224 View (02) 9159 6224

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Five Dock, NSW

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Five Dock, NSW who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
81% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
64% Bupa
45% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in Five Dock, NSW see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Five Dock?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.