Counselling can be beneficial for a range of reasons and stressors in our life, sometimes left untreated these stressors may result in depression, anxiety or stress. The triggers which cause these reactions are varied and may include, relationship difficulties, disordered patterns of eating, health issues, loss of another or our identity, addictions or career challenges.
Adjusting to new situations including becoming a parent, moving country, changes in work, challenges in family relationships may precipitate the onset of low mood. High anxiety during pregnancy and childbirth can also be experienced and support is available.
Lisa will work with you to listen to what you are really saying in a non-judgemental and intuitive manner and help guide you in reaching better clarity. A number of modalties including, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and minfulness are utilised.
Appointments usually last 50 minutes.
The first appointment will usually involve talking about the problem and some initial treatment planning.
The number of sessions and the type of therapy that is likely to lead to an effective outcome for your issue will be discussed.
Lisa is trained in using a wide range of assessment and therapeutic strategies. If you have been referred by your GP you cwill determine the content of the sessions, which may include discussion, assessment, behavioural tasks, or other relevant activities.
You will be asked to do manageable tasks in between visits in order to consolidate your knowledge and make positive incremental changes.
Typically, clients need six to ten sessions because of the effectiveness of short-term treatment. Occasionally a single session will be sufficient to provide you with appropriate and useful information. However longer term support may be necessary.
To book an appointment please go here: Bookings for Lisa
Medicare Rebates for Psychology Services
Lisa has a Medicare Provider number and under the Better Access initiative you can receive a rebate for psychological treatment ($84.80 per session), which makes seeing a psychologist much more affordable.
If you do wish to claim a rebate through Medicare,you will need a referral letter and a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Make an appointment with your GP to discuss the issues you have been facing. Your GP will then raise a Mental Health Care plan with Medicare. Please make sure you bring to your first appointment the referral letter and Mental Health Care Plan so that you’ll be able to claim the rebate. Following a review with the referring doctor after six sessions, a further four sessions can be granted, allowing a maximum of ten sessions per calendar year. Click here for further information.
Health Fund Rebates
If you belong to a private health fund, you may be able to claim a rebate for psychological services. The exact amount of the rebate will depend upon your level of cover, and the rebate varies between health funds. It is best to check with your fund for an exact per session rebate figure.
If you need to cancel or re-schedule an appointment please do so here: Bookings , Lisa asks that you do so more than 24 hours before the appointment or a 100% cancellation fee will apply if this criteria is not met. 50% fee applies for rescheduled appointments with less than 48 hours notice.