WHAT ARE YOUR BUSINESS HOURS?
Appointments are currently available via telehealth only on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
HOW CAN I BOOK A SESSION?
Please use the contact form to reach out with your details so we can set up a mutually convenient time to discuss your needs and whether my services would be a suitable fit for you.
HOW DO TELEHEALTH SESSIONS WORK?
Telehealth sessions are conducted via a secure videoconference platform. You will be sent a link which you will use to gain access to each of your video sessions. A reliable internet connection and private space is required.
A separate telehealth consent form will also need to be completed with further details.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE INITIAL SESSION?
During the initial session we will discuss your current concerns, your goals for therapy and consent for continuing sessions (including confidentiality). There will be some time spent completing paperwork which will be emailed to you in advance. We may also schedule in future sessions. Most importantly, we will use this time to get to know each other.
WHAT IS THE COST OF SESSIONS AND HOW CAN I PAY?
The fee for a standard 50 minute session is $180. If you would like a longer session (for example for the initial session or if you are bringing along a support person), the fee for a 75 minute session is $250. Payment can be made via bank transfer or credit/debit card with an invoice (this option incurs a small fee).
CAN I GET A REBATE FOR THE SESSIONS?
It has been confirmed that Medicare rebates for telehealth sessions have been made permanent.
You may be eligible for up to 20 of these sessions per calendar year through Medicare if you have a mental health care plan which you can access through your GP. Current rebates are $87.45 per 50 minute session for registered psychologists, which you can access with a receipt through Medicare directly after each session.
If you would like to access the Medicare rebates, you will need to email a copy of your GP referral and mental health care plan before your initial session for processing (or your GP can send this to me directly).
You may also be eligible for rebates through your private health insurance which you can find more information about by contacting them directly.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
You do not need a referral to see a psychologist. If you decide to see me without a referral, this means your GP will not be contacted and you will not be eligible for any rebates through Medicare.
WHAT APPROACH DO YOU USE IN SESSIONS?
I use a person-centred approach which means I place importance on getting to know you, your needs and your strengths before tailoring the style of therapy to suit you.
I draw from numerous evidence-based theories and approaches such as, acceptance commitment therapy , cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, nervous system regulation, mindfulness and self-compassion.