• Frequently Asked Questions

  • How common is it to see a psychologist?

    It is increasingly common for people to engage in psychological treatment. Respondents to an Australian survey carried out in 2014 found that 1 in 7 Australians sought help from a psychologist or other mental health professional in that year.

    Is psychological treatment helpful?

    The average treated person is better off than 80% of those without the benefit of psychological treatment (Wampold, 2001)

    How many sessions will I need?

    The number of sessions required will vary depending on the issue and your individual needs and circumstances. Most clients require between six to ten sessions. Some clients have issues that have existed for many years and have deeper origins and sessions may be needed over a longer period of time. Some clients have a deep interest in their own personal development and engage in longer-term insight-orientated psychotherapy.

    What are your opening hours?

    The clinic is open Monday to Friday. We offer evening appointments Monday to Wednesdays.

    Do I need a referral?

    A referral is not a requirement for our services. A GP referral to the psychologist is required for rebates through Medicare, WorkSafe, TAC and Department of Veteran Affairs.

    What to expect:

    Appointments are generally 50 minutes in duration and occur weekly or fortnightly.

    The first appointment will involve a thorough assessment.

    Subsequent appointments will focus on developing a shared understanding of your concerns and providing support to manage with current experiences and where required enhance or learn new coping strategies.

    What to bring with you:

    • Any referral letters (if relevant)
    • Any claim number or approval letters given to you by an insurance company
    • Court documents if your child has a court order
    • Your payment
    • Anything else you believe is relevant