PERFORMANCE COACHING

Here is some information about what you may expect from Performance Enhancement Psychology.

Performance Coaching

  • Margaret uses short-term solutions-focused cognitive-behavioural techniques (CBT). First, appropriate performance goals are set. Then, clients are taught cognitive techniques (such as attention control and thought challenging) and behavioural strategies (such as relaxation and guided imagery) to manage their anxiety. These techniques help clients achieve performance success.
  • CBT is largely a self-help approach. Improvement depends on the client’s ability to practise the techniques taught in the session. Clients are expected to complete tasks between sessions and bring records to each session. If no effort is made to complete tasks, then clients are not likely to benefit significantly from performance coaching. Because of this, sessions may be terminated.
  • Most clients achieve benefits in 6 to 10 sessions, if not sooner. These can be held weekly or fortnightly. Other arrangements can be made if necessary.

Cost

  • The standard session fee is $160. Full-time students $110. Further discounts apply for concession card holders.
  • Margaret is a registered provider with Medicare. Clients can claim the Medicare rebate for psychological services following referral from their GP.
  • Margaret is also registered with MBF, Medibank Private, NIB and NRMA private health funds.

Appointments

  • The standard appointment time is 50 minutes. If Margaret is running late, sessions last for the full 50 minutes. If clients arrive late for an appointment, then the session will last for the amount of time remaining until the scheduled finishing time.
  • If clients are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, they must notify Margaret as soon as possible by telephone. Clients must give at least 24 hours notice, except in the case of an emergency. If there is less than 24 hours notice, clients will be charged for half the standard session fee.

Confidentiality

  • Margaret is bound by professional ethics to keep personal details confidential. All records are kept in a locked room. Client information is only discussed between Margaret and her supervisor, who is also bound by the same code of professional ethics.