Patty Navarro - Registered Clinical Psychologist
I am a registered clinical psychologist registrar, and have been providing counselling services for over ten years. I have experience in providing clinical assessment to adolescents (approx. 7 and over) and adults, and treatment to individuals and groups.
My qualifications include:
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Graduate diploma in Psychology
- Bachelor of Education
- Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Student Welfare)
I have a special interest in working with clients with
• mood disorders
• anxiety including health anxiety
• obsessive compulsive disorder
• generalised anxiety disorder
• panic and panic disorder
• social anxiety
• sleep disorders
• eating disorders
• low self-esteem
• interpersonal difficulties
• grief and loss
• low self-esteem
• adjustment disorders
The therapeutic style incorporated in sessions varies according to client factors including presentation, personality style, and client preference. I have experience utilising evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural and Behavioural interventions, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psycho-Education and Schema Therapy.
Individual Counselling Session
Sessions typically last 50min. It is not necessary to have a referral to see a psychologist but you may prefer to seek one as you may be eligible for assistance of the session fees.
Sessions can be paid via cash or eftpos at the end of the session.
My counselling sessions are supported by Medicare when you have a referral (Mental Health Care Plan) from your GP or psychiatrist. With the Mental Health Care Plan, if eligible you can get 6 sessions with the option of a further 4 per calendar year if required. This is subject to your GP's approval.
To get a referral you will need to make an appointment with your GP to complete a Mental Health Care Plan. It is important to tell the doctor's receptionist that you want a referral to a psychologist as the GP needs approximately 30 minutes to discuss the plan with you - so make sure you ask for a double session!
You must obtain your GP referral prior to your first appointment in order to receive Medicare rebates.
To obtain the Medicare rebate:
On payment of your counselling session, your rebate will be electronically processed and paid directly back to you. You only need to have a Medicare number and a savings or cheque account.
A cancellation fee of $50 applies to cancellations of less than 24 hours.
For all cancellations made on the day of the scheduled appointment will incur the full appointment fee.
NEED URGENT HELP?
For crisis support, there are many available services that can help.
Tuesdays 9am - 5pm
Fridays 9am - 5pm