Free customer parking lot located on corner of Latrobe and Given Terrace
I provide psychological treatment under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
You may be able to access medicare rebates of $84.80 per session if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care plan referral from your GP. This leaves an out-of-pocket expense or “gap” fee of $100.20 for initial intake and $75.20 for all follow-up sessions.
Please see attached fact-sheet for more details and how you may attain one. I am happy to discuss this further with you in your initial session.
Rebates can be processed directly for you in session.
Please note you do not require a GP referral to attend, it is completely optional and simply to aid in costs.
I am registered with private health insurance providers in Australia.
If you have private health insurance you may be eligible to claim rebates. You can claim directly with your insurer after your session.
You cannot use your private health insurance if you are already accessing Medicare rebates for your session.
*After 5pm appointments are available at an additional fee at $45 per hour
Please feel free to express an interest in a workshop area or request any particular workshops to be developed for an event, function or for general employee wellness.
I possess extensive experience in the role of development and facilitation of group programs supporting individuals experiencing complex and long-term mental health concerns. I have run groups on anxiety/stress management, improving self-esteem, mindfulness, eating issues, art therapy, Black Dog Institute program for depression and emotional wellbeing in relationships.
I am an accredited facilitator for:
An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 6-8week program, on the use of acceptance, values and mindfulness to manage distress, improve relationships and create a rich, full and meaningful life.
TUNING INTO TEENS:
6-8 week program on the use of emotion coaching parenting strategies for adolescents.
I am currently undergoing certification training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use this evidence-based approach when supporting you and your partner.
My use of this model ensures the sessions are focused and I am not just a ‘witness’ to your ongoing conflict. It includes a thorough and clinical assessment phase using a set of Gottman questionnaires prior to your initial intake, a feedback session on the identified areas of the relationship strengths and struggles, followed by targeted, direct intervention techniques for you both to take away and try each week.
I offer support for couples in regards to relationship concerns, ongoing conflict, recent transitions or even just loss of fulfilment. I aim to support couples to identify unhelpful ‘narratives’ developed for one another, in turn breaking negative communication cycles. I hope to support you to move to a new place of relating, through learning new communication patterns and connection building strategies.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. I make use of brain-based psycho-education to help you learn about how your brain works and support you to understand your emotional and behavioural responses. I take a trauma-informed approach when working with you, due to my experience working with people of all ages who have been victims of domestic violence for many years.
I specialise in, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, suicidal ideations, grief and loss, adjustment disorder, self-harming behaviours and more.
My particular areas of interest and passion are sleep disorders, eating issues and parenting interventions, making use of attachment-based and emotionally intelligent parenting approaches.