Our Clinical Psychologists provide treatment for people whose challenges impact their day-to-day functioning. We provide guidance for facing and overcoming these challenges.
The main therapeutic technique used by our psychologists is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is the gold-standard psychological treatment for anxiety and mood disorders. Good CBT is tailored to the needs of each person, because each person presents with their own unique needs. Some people might be better helped by a variation of CBT , called Dialectical Behavour Therapy (DBT). If that is indicated, then we will certainly apply this framework
A Team Approach to Care
Your treating Clinical Psychologist will maintain regular contact with your referring doctor. This will be done via letters, and phone calls as required.
If it's required, and if you agree to it, we also welcome relavant family members and loved ones to attend sessions to help them to help you.
Of course, your privacy is paramount. We will not be contacting these people without your consent.
Training and experience
Our Clinical Psychologists will only ever use evidence-based treatment methods. They attend regular workshops and seminars, engage in research, and are involved in peer supervision and case discussions to maintain this high standard.
Our belief is that treatment of psychological disorders should be informed by sound research, and we will continue to remain abreast of developments in the field as they occur.
Referrals and fees
A Medicare rebate will apply if you have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, Paediatrician, or Psychiatrist. You can be confident that they will know about these plans!
A Mental Health Care Plan will entitle you to up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Bring this referral to your initial consultation.
The Medicare rebate per session (usually approx. 45-60 mins) is $124.50. Each session with our Clinical Psychologist costs $165, which means that your 'out of pocket' expense will be $40.50. Our fees remain significantly lower than those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society.