It is extremely rewarding and a privilege to be a part of your journey and assisting you to manage the ups and downs. With my work I’m guided by simple values: compassion, collaboration, and being solution and outcome focused. I like to clearly understand your problem through a meaningful non-judgemental discussion and participate in practical problem solving and monitor change. My ultimate goal is to increase the quality of your life.
Since 2006 I have been working with adults with substance use and co-existing mental health disorders and chronic pain. I have worked in mental health inpatient and community settings. I have also provided alcohol and other drug support in community and inpatient settings as well as forensic mental health and correctional facilities. I am very passionate about what I do.
- Master of Educational Psychology (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Health Science
- Psychology Board of Australia – Registered Psychologist
- Australian Psychological Society – Full Member
No referral is required. You can refer yourself. Clients can refer by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Activeliving on 07 5479 1212. Health Practitioners can refer by sending a fax to 07 5335 1214 or through Medical Objects. if you wish to claim a Medicare rebate, you will need to see your GP and be referred with a Mental Health Care Plan. You can also be referred through a Psychiatrist and Paediatrician in which case a Mental Health Care Plan is not required.
My fees are significantly lower than what is recommended by the Australian Psychology Society which is $246.00 per hour. My fees are as follows:
Full hourly fee for counselling is $140.00 – Medicare Rebate = $84.80 leaving you $55.20 out of pocket per hourly session.
Concession Card Holders: $120.00 – Medicare Rebate = $84.80 leaving you $35.20 out of pocket per hourly session.