Greetings and thank you for your interest.
Please find some important general info below on services, costs, claiming options, location etc. This should answer most of your questions. Have a good read but please let me know if you need any further information.
To make an appointment please just call the office on 07-32182756, during business hours (8.30am to 5pm), and grab a suitable time. If that proves too difficult, please just get back in touch me directly with some potentially suitable time periods and I will see what I can do to accommodate.
In regard to my services, I don't offer a one-size-fits-all package but rather tailor careers services to meet individual needs. Having said that, the average number of appointments for careers issues is between 2 and 3 depending on what the client needs to focus on. Other issues, including coaching, will naturally vary in the number of appointments depending on the need. Some people do however achieve what they need to in 1 session on occasion.
Sessions are for 1 hour. In the first session we need to get a good sense of the person and where they are at currently if we are to do really good career planning, clarify the key issues and find a positive direction to take. Therefore, the first session can often run over the hour (but if you need to get away on-time then we will work to the strict schedule).
Remote consultations, via an online or phone-based platform, are also permanently available for clients who prefer, or need, to see me remotely. I will send links before the appointment.
The APS has advised that all psychologists must be fully vaccinated – which I am. They have also urged that we clarify our arrangements regarding clients and vaccination status. We are respectful of people’s right to make informed personal choices regarding vaccination. However, we ask that anyone who is unvaccinated against COVID and flu only use the remote appointment option.
There is a $100 late cancellation fee for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.
Please note, cash is appreciated but payment by credit card or EFTPOS is available also. I don’t however have HICAPS or Medicare direct claims facilities. I will issue you with a receipt that you can use to claim directly from your health fund or Medicare as applicable.
If you have private health insurance with extras for psychology you may be able to claim something back through them - I urge you to check the information "blurb" on your fund's website if applicable.
Medicare will rebate around $87 per session if that is an option. This requires an assessment and referral from a GP (or psychiatrist) under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). Prior to your appointment with me, your GP (or psychiatrist) needs to have assessed a psychological or mental health impact of the issues at hand eg stress, anxiety, depression. Please note that I don’t bulk bill for appointments. Please bring any referral documentation with you or have it emailed to me.
On the contacts page of my website there is a map. If you are coming in by train the office is close to Central station for train access – about a 5 minute walk. There is parking at the BCC Carpark on the other side of the Central train station if you’re driving (about 7-8 minutes walking time). There are multiple commercial parking stations in the vicinity including several Wilson Parking stations in the direct vicinity of the office. These commercial stations are however usually cheaper if you pre-book your parking space.
Please contact me if you have any questions and also let us know if you have any difficulty making the appointment.