Fees & Bookings

My clinic days and hours are Thursdays and Fridays during business hours.

The fee for all counselling and psychotherapy sessions is $160AUD. Alternatively, if you book in for a series of 6 sessions, the fee is reduced to $150 per session. This package of sessions is to be used over a 4 month period.

Payment can be made in cash, via direct deposit, or by eftpos (+ small fee) if you’d prefer, on the day of consultation.

To book a session with me, please email me with your preferred time and day, how you heard about my service and any basic information you’d like me to know about your situation. I will endeavour to reply within 48 hours and will send you some paperwork to complete and return before your first session.

Frequently Asked Questions…

A referral from a doctor or other professional is not necessary for Counselling & Psychotherapy as I do not work within the medical system or access the Mental Health Plan. What this means for you is that you do not need to get a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP and compromise confidentiality. This gives you peace of mind that seeing a counsellor/psychotherapist will not impact your insurance or career prospects in any way. I wholeheartedly respect your right to confidentiality.

You can claim a rebate for sessions with me if you have the appropriate extras cover in your private health insurance. I offer provider numbers for BUPA, Medibank Private, ARHG, Police Health Fund, Emergency Services Health, Pheonix Health, GMHBA, Teachers Union Health, AIA and Westfund.

As I work outside of the medical model, a Mental Health Care Plan is not necessary to access my services.

If you have a mental health diagnosis it may be important for you to also be engaged with a psychologist, and a psychiatrist if you are taking medication.

I will ask you to fill out a Consent to Release Information Form if this is the case, so that I have your permission to contact other professionals during the course of our work together.

All counselling & psychotherapy sessions go for 60 mins.  Please arrive on time to make the most of our hour together.

Sometimes if we haven’t found a good place to land in the time we have, I’ll let you know if I can offer more time until our session feels complete.

Whilst I understand that sometimes life emergencies happen, I request 24 hours notice so that I can offer your appointment time to someone else.

Less than 24 hours notice will require full payment of fees as I have allocated this time especially for you.

My ‘Safe Haven Studio’ is located in Diddillibah on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.

There is ample street parking and I will send you the address once an initial appointment is made.

My practice is a face-to-face service so I do not offer online sessions.

I find working in person more engaging and powerful as we can access the full range of my services.

Please ensure you are aware of driving times to get to the studio from your location.

There is no ‘perfect’ number of sessions or time between sessions, however I do recommend that we begin with weekly or fortnightly (depending on availability) to address any current issues you’d like to explore.  Over time this may reduce to 3 weekly or monthly as needed.

Here is the Code of Ethics from the Australian Counselling Association of which I am a Level 4 Member HERE

Upcoming Personal Development Workshops…

Wild Soul – 2023

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - December 22 @ 5:00 pm

Switch on Security – 2024

August 2, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

About Psychotherapy

Monique Pangari, MEd
The way I work: I am trained in a range of therapeutic modalities and may invite you to engage in one or many of these in each session. These include Sandplay Therapy, the selection of symbolic figures which may be placed in a tray of sand to express on the outside what’s happening on the inside; Expressive Therapy modalities like journal writing, symbol work, clay work, drawing or movement which support a deeper understanding of content and also allow for expression from the unconscious, which is a very helpful way to support trauma resolution; Attachment Therapy which may include the invitation to explore relationship dynamics with others in your life; and Somatic Experiencing™, which is a body focused, trauma healing modality to support a greater connection with your body in order to enhance greater flow, expansion and regulation in your system.

Have a question about Psychotherapy with Monique?

Book a Session

I am available for sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during business hours.

My clinic is located at ‘Safe Haven Studio’, Diddillibah, Sunshine Coast, Australia.

To make an appointment with me, please get in touch by email or fill out the form below.

    “This course has completely changed the way I work. It gave me the most appropriate model of therapy for children experiencing domestic violence. I enjoyed learning in a supportive, mindful and inspiring environment. Monique is a wonderful teacher. She lives and breathes what she teaches and inspired me to do the same.”

    Aisling Fry, DV Counsellor

    “I loved the whole program, but especially enjoyed the Sandplay activities. This was my first experience with Sandplay Therapy and I was very excited by it and its potential. I love Monique’s style of sharing her knowledge. She is warm, kind, safe, generous, knowledgable and awesome!! This training was absolutely inspiring!”

    Somatic Therapist, Brisbane

    “Monique’s ability to hold a safe, nurturing space in which to learn and heal was paramount to the emotional, relational and intellectual depth I was able to go to in the training.”

    Psychologist, Gold Coast

    “The highlight for me was the blend of experiential and theoretical. It was just right! Monique was compassionate and experienced with a good understanding of the range of material across Sandplay, Symbol Work and Trauma theories. This was an enticing introduction to a great combination of topics. It was well presented, informative and enriching. There was a good mix of personal and professional learning.”

    Psychologist, Alice Springs

    “Monique is absolutely lovely & wonderful! She has such a great mix of personal, accessible energy along with depth and breadth of experience, as well as the ability to convey theoretical concepts clearly.”

    Counsellor, Brisbane

    “Monique was excellent! She has a great knowledge of both Trauma and Sandplay. Her sensitivity and skill as a therapist came into play allowing greater focus on the experiential aspect of learning the content and tools.”

    Counsellor, Mullumbimby

    “I am more confident that I can connect with children and build trust as well as a deeper and more reflective practice. Monique brings a passion and genuineness to this work. Her experience working with children and parents was evident and useful.”

    Linda Casuarinna, Psychologist

    “This course was invaluable, surprising, unfolding and growthful! Monique is awesome. She has a wealth of knowledge, is supportive, experienced and flexible. I loved discovering new parts of myself, the connections I made with other colleagues and the case presentations. Engaging in my own Sandplay Process has been most informative in my work with clients. I have learned to trust the process and am more present with my clients.”

    Shivawn Davis, Speech Pathologist/Counsellor

    “Monique is so masterful and authentic. She is delightful and brought symbols and Sandplay to life. This training was enriching and transformative. It will change my practice and my ability to work with people in any context.”

    Social Worker, Brisbane

    “Monique, thank you so much for such a powerful and healing training. I appreciate how much energy you put in to your training and wish to acknowledge you for your beautiful presence throughout. You are an incredible teacher and therapist and such an amazing role model for us to learn from. I am so grateful that I made the decision to invest in my personal and professional development. I sense that this course will be life changing for me.”

    DV Counsellor, Alice Springs

    “I really loved the depth of play I experienced in the Sandplay and Symbol Work. Monique’s experience and wisdom within the field makes it easy and effortless to trust in each of the processes. Her presence is calm and reassuring.”

    Therapist, Brisbane