my approach to therapy.
I work with adults with anxiety, depression (low mood or reduced motivation), ADHD, OCD, low self-esteem or experiencing relationship difficulties to develop better coping strategies, build confidence, improve communication in their relationships and find more clarity in their lives.
I use a collaborative approach in therapy, which gives you the opportunity to feel supported and listened to, and yet challenged to move towards your goals and the kind of person you want to be.
I am registered with AHPRA and am a member of the APS. I carry a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology from the University of Melbourne and have more than 5 years of counselling experience.
fees & rebates.
What are your fees?
The appointment fee is $240 for a 50-minute session. I offer rebates through the Medicare Better Access Scheme. Rebates are $89.65 per session, so your out-of-pocket fee may be $150.35. You will need a Mental Health Care Plan to be eligible for rebates.
How can I get a Medicare rebate?
Medicare rebates are available for up to 20 sessions in a calendar year. To access a Medicare rebate for your sessions, you need to obtain a referral from your GP. At your appointment with the GP, you will receive a mental health assessment and a Mental Health Care Plan.
What about private health?
Rebates may also be available through your Private Health Insurance policy. Please check with your individual health fund. Medicare rebates and Private Health Insurance rebates cannot be claimed for the same session.
If you have any questions about obtaining a Mental Health Care Plan or using your existing one, I can walk you through it by phone or email. For real, don't be shy.
what to expect at your first session.
The first session is where we lay the groundwork for the road ahead. I will ask about your current life context (lifestyle, relationships, work etc.), what has prompted you to seek therapy, and your mental health history. Together, we will summarise the key themes and discuss your expectations and goals for therapy.