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Terms and Conditions of service

In order for us to provide you with counselling services we abide by the following terms and conditions. By accessing our services you agree to abide by the same terms and conditions.

Privacy and Security

We ensure that the information we capture is kept private. See our Privacy Policy for more information on this. We also use secure platforms to provide our service, including Zoom for online sessions, and Wix for our secure website platform. This platform is secure, regularly updated and abides by the relevant laws and regulations. 

Start Counselling

Where possible we will have an initial conversation with you via phone, prior to starting services. This allows us to meet you and understand why you are seeking our services, and provides you with the opportunity to talk with your counsellor and see if you feel we're a good fit. 

If you or we feel that this isn't the case we may make a referral to an alternative service, if we believe that will be more helpful to you. You can request a referral at any time, if you believe our services are not the best fit for your needs.

Canceling, rebooking and refunds

All fees are due at the time of booking. 

Canceling or rebooking a session more than 48 hours in advance is free, and you will not be charged. The full fee will be refunded to you.

Canceling or rebooking a session within 24-48 hours will incur a 50% fee. The remaining fee will be refunded to you.

Canceling or rebooking a session within 24 hours will incur a 100% fee.

Ending Counselling

Counselling can be ended at any time, if you no longer wish to receive services. You are not bound to continue counselling.

Please note that ending counselling may incur a cancellation fee if you have booked sessions and cancel within 48 hours. Please refer to the section above.

Contacting us

We believe we run our business in an ethical way and according to the Australian Counselling Association's code of ethics. If you have questions about our approach or would like to discuss our services or privacy policy in more detail, please feel free to contact us via email sam.hanna@sbscounselling.com.au or phone 041 311 8855

Online sessions

Online sessions are provided via Zoom and require the following from you:

  • A computer (a tablet is fine, but a phone is usually not preferred) with a webcam and microphone to allow us to see each other and talk

  • A free Zoom account (or you can join as a guest)

  • A quiet place to take part in the session (a room with a closed door is perfect, to keep out noise and distractions)

  • A stable Internet connection

Please note that a stable Internet connection is required to ensure our sessions run smoothly without dropping out video or audio. It is recommended that you install Zoom prior to your session and run a test call, to make sure everything is working.

In the event of not being able to take part in a Zoom session we'll try and complete your session over the phone, although this is not our preferred approach. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for your own Internet or equipment, or the impact this has on your session.

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