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Rebecca Sooben

Provisional Psychologist

Welcome! My name is Rebecca, and I am a provisional psychologist. My priority as a clinician is to help you feel comfortable and at ease within the therapeutic setting. There is nothing worse than feeling vulnerable, exposed, misunderstood or judged in therapy. In fact, I believe this often deters people from being able to get the support they deserve. As such, my therapeutic approach is tailored to you and your needs.

I particularly feel an affinity working with adolescents, as I know how hard it is to be different, struggling with issues that it feels your peers cannot relate to. My approach is gentle, and I encourage you to consider solutions and actions that align with you. I also love delving into self-acceptance, confidence, introspection and self-reflection. Knowing who you are and embracing it might be difficult at times, but it leads to many wonderful things.

Here are some things that make me 'me'

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Understanding who you are

You may be unable to imagine a future where you don’t feel misunderstood and alone. It may not seem believable now, but I truly believe it is possible for you to live a life that makes you happy without having to change who you are. I can see (and relate to!) the challenges with managing what society deems as ‘normal’ functioning relationships, employment, parenting, studying, etc. There are so many tools at our disposal that we can explore together to help make everything better and more manageable.

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More about Rebecca

Home state: NSW

My eye sparkles and SpIns (special interests) include:

  • All aspects of psychology, but particularly positive psychology and how it relates to finding meaning, purpose and flourishing in life :)

  • I love seeing, being in and smelling the ocean.

  • Looking at natural landscapes and taking endless photos in my own area and in new places.

  • The complexities of social and romantic relationships, including how attachment styles, love languages and personality traits influence how we connect with people.

  • Watching my daughters grow up and become their own (little) people. 

  • Being a dog-mum to two sweet, fluffy balls of chaos and love and learning more about pet therapy.

 

Here are 3 things I believe with all my heart to be true:​

  • Empathy can change the world

  • The past doesn't define the future

  • Dogs can make people happy

Fees

  • The standard consultation fee for a 50-minute appointment with Rebecca is $170. This applies to all clients, including privately paying clients and NDIS clients who are self-managed.

  • Fees for NDIS plan-managed clients are as per the NDIS price guide for counsellors.

  • No Medicare or health fund rebates are available for appointments with provisional psychologists.

  • You can read our Fees and Rebates page for more information.

Appointments

  • Rebecca works with us on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Rebecca's therapy wait list is estimated to be around 1 to 2 weeks. This is only a rough estimate, as our waitlists can be quite fluid, and sometimes there is movement, which means we might have unexpected appointments that pop up earlier than this.

  • While you are waiting, we encourage you to ask us to put you on Rebecca's 'cancellation list' so we can contact you if there are any cancelled appointments we need to fill. This can help us get you into the earliest possible appointment.

  • By booking and attending an appointment with Very Helpful Chats, you agree to our Business Terms and Conditions that can be found on this page of our website.​

What happens now?

 

  • After you get in touch with us, our dedicated admin team will send you our brief 'waitlist and matching intake form'. This form is designed to gather basic information about your needs to make sure we can offer you the service you need. This form also helps us match you with a clinician who has the skills and experience to meet your needs.

  • Once we are able to offer you an appointment, we will send you a second intake form. This form goes into greater detail and aims to gather more specific information about your history and current situation to enable your allocated clinician to better prepare for your appointment.

  • As part of the second intake form, we also request your credit card, debit card, or Paypal details. Rest assured that we take card security seriously, and your details are stored securely on our client management system, Halaxy. This security measure helps us prevent theft and fraud. No one at Very Helpful Chats will have access to your card details. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the security of your card details, we encourage you to read more about Halaxy's card security here: Halaxy Card Security FAQs

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