REGISTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
TELEHEALTH CONSULTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Due to Covid-19, Patty is now consulting via Telehealth. This allows you to keep your appointment without having to leave your home. The Health and Safety of our Clients is important to us and offering Telephone or Video sessions is our way of helping the community stop the spread of Covid-19.
Please note: Patty is also seeing Patients face to face if this is what you prefer.
Please do not come in if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.
What is a Telehealth session?
A Telehealth session is a consultation with your psychologist held via a video-conferencing app or over the phone. Our Telehealth sessions are conducted much the same as a regular in-person session and go for 50-60 minutes.
To participate in a video Telehealth session with a psychologist you will need:
- Access to a private space
- A laptop or or smartphone (Android or iOS)
- A reliable internet connection
Once you have a Telehealth session scheduled, you will be given instructions on how to participate via email
MORE ABOUT PATTY:
I am a registered clinical psychologist registrar, and have been providing counselling services for over ten years. I have experience in providing clinical assessment for 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
• parenting issues
• 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