Clinical Psychology

Assessment and diagnosis of mental illnesses and psychological problems and treatment of mental health disorders

Appointments

Clinical Treatment Enquiry Form

Medicare factsheets

Better access to mental health care: factsheet for patientsAdditional 10 MBS mental health sessions during COVID-19Better Access Telehealth Services for rural and remote areas: GuidelinesBetter Access Telehealth Services for rural and remote: FAQ

Links to crisis services

  1. Head to health 
  2. Health Direct
  3. Beyond Blue
  4. Mensline 
  5. Headspace
  6. Kids Helpline 
  7. Reach Out 

Tech requirements for telehealth services 

  1. Coviu 
  2. How to run Coviu 

Looking for Psychological Services we don’t offer?

Please search for a qualified provider from the Australian Psychological Society provider database here:

Find a Psychologist – Australian Psychological Society

Service Offering

Our clinic offers a wide range of psychological services to people across Australia conducted with complete confidentiality and non-judgment.  

We provide individual therapy sessions. These sessions are usually 1 hour in length. Initially, a thorough assessment is conducted to allow the development of the best treatment plan for your needs. Treatment options will be discussed during the initial appointment.  

Types of Problems and Difficulties Treated 

We provide clinical treatment for clients who would benefit from a structured approach to the management of their mental health needs for the following conditions:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress 
  • General psychological distress 
  • Trauma 
  • Experiencing violence 
  • Interpersonal relationships & sexual behaviours 
  • Complex PTSD / childhood trauma 
  • Anger / aggression

Treatment therapies we use

  • Schema Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour therapy
  • Trauma informed cognitive-behavioural therapy

We work with

  • Individual adult clients from the community
  • General Practitioners
  • Referrals from other health professionals
  • Government departments / tribunals and other government agencies
  • Lawyers / barristers

We don’t provide treatment services for

  • ADD / ADHD
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Couples’ counselling
  • Drug and alcohol-specific treatment
  • Gambling specific treatment
  • Eating disorder-specific treatment
  • Sexuality / identity issues
  • Sex therapy-specific treatment
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Workplace rehabilitation
Please note – we do not provide services for people under 18 years or bulk billing clients.

Looking for Psychological Services we don’t offer?

Please search for a qualified provider from the Australian Psychological Society provider database here:

Find a Psychologist – Australian Psychological Society

Treatment Delivery Options 

Face-to-face Consultations

We offer individual treatment sessions at our practice in Paddington, Brisbane.  

Face-to-face therapy is a traditional personal form of therapy that allows us as therapists to observe your non-verbal communication (for example, the expressions on your face, the way you are sitting) to get a deeper understanding of what you are saying.  

Mental Health Care Plan

To access mental health treatment under Medicare you must be referred by your GP, a psychiatrist, or a pediatrician. If a GP is the referring practitioner he or she will need to prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist. You should book a longer session with your GP to enable time for this.  

Individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder can access up to 10 individual and 10 group treatment sessions per year. 

Please see the factsheet for further information.  

COVID-19 Additional Support

From 9 October 2020 until 30 June 2022, 10 additional individual psychological therapy sessions are available each calendar year to all eligible patients under the existing Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative. 

Please see the factsheet for further information. 

Telehealth Consultations

What is telehealth?

Telehealth is the provision of medical care services, such as psychology consultations, using technology, such as video conferencing, instead of traditional face-to-face methods. Our telehealth service is secure and discreet and our psychologists can listen and help support you or your loved one with their therapy needs.

Benefits of telehealth

Improves your access as a patient to health care services. Removes the time, expense and inconvenience of travelling to a health care facility.

Allows greater flexibility and convenience for both you the patient and the health care professional to schedule and attend sessions. Enables a highly discreet environment for you to attend mental health care sessions.

Covid-19 temporary changes

Commencing 13 March 2020 and extending until 31 December 2021, temporary Medicare telehealth items have been made available to help reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 and provide protection for patients and health care providers. These items allow people to access essential Medicare-funded health services in their homes and reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19 within the community. All Medicare-eligible Australians can receive these services.

Please see the factsheet for further information.

People in rural and remote areas

Our practice is based in Brisbane. If you live in an eligible rural or remote area you have the option to receive a Medicare rebate for our telehealth services under Medicare’s Better Access Telehealth Services program.

You will need to visit your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan which allows 10 rebate-eligible telehealth-delivered psychology sessions per calendar year. Only your GP and our approved practice staff will see your plan.

Please see the factsheets for further information or check online here to find out if you are eligible.

Need more information about this service?

Email Us
 (07) 3162 0611