Welcome to Uplift Psychological Services. Established i n 2007 we now provide services to about 400 clients per week. We are currently available to offer therapy by telehealth.

Seeing a Psychologist

Medicare covers up to 10 sessions of psychotherapy on referral from a general practitioner. The referral is initially for six sessions with a further four available upon review. Currently there are 10 more available because of the psychological stress related to covid.

Unfortunately we often have a waiting list. This is because if we commit to seeing you we commit to seeing you weekly or fortnightly for all of your sessions. Some practices who have no wait time, do not offer this consistent care.

Seeing a Psychologist is usually a rewarding experience – the things you have to speak about may be difficult, but the psychologist should help you feel as comfortable as possible. You only need say as much as you are comfortable with. Sometimes it may take a few weeks before you trust the psychologist enough to say more.

Psychologists don’t prescribe drugs – we do the ‘talking cure’. Some psychologists give homework, some concentrate on the thoughts you have, others on understanding the way you feel. In any event, the process takes some time.

Psychologists usually see clients every week for a few weeks in a row. You may not feel better straight away, sometimes people may feel worse before they begin to feel better – it is important to persevere. It is also important not to miss appointments. Sometimes the process is hard and your instinct may be to avoid the session. Sometimes you may feel the psychologist did not understand or may not be able to help. It is important to go to the session and discuss this with your psychologist.

Please call our friendly receptionists at any practice if you need to know any thing else

We are not an emergency service and are not equipped to deal with a crisis.

If you have an urgent need to speak to someone

Call Lifeline

13 11 14


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Our Services

Psychologists are able to treat a number of different issue. We treat adults, children, teenagers, couples and families. We help parents to manage troubled children. We help people deal with stress and depression or anxiety.

What to expect

Seeing a psychologist is usually a rewarding experience – the things you have to speak about may be difficult, but the psychologist should help you feel as comfortable as possible. You only need say as much as you are comfortable with..


A valid Medicare card a doctor’s referral are all that are required to use this service, so your doctor will need to spend some time with you to complete the necessary assessment in order to check if you are eligible for scheme.



Currently all sessions are occurring remotely.

We can carry out Telehealth by either telephone or Video call. Please discuss this with the practise manager.

These are the steps we are currently taking to keep you and us healthy.

What We’re Doing:

  1. Providing hand sanitiser at all practices.
  2. Maintaining safe distances; not shaking hands.
  3. Maintaining social distancing in our waiting rooms and therapy rooms.
  4. Cleaning surfaces.
  5. We have added HEPA air filters to all therapy and waiting rooms.
  6. If you have been in contact with someone who has been exposed to the virus or have been identified as a close contact please self isolate for 14 days. We can still do your session via telehealth.

What You Can Do:

  1. If you feel unwell, stay home and get advice from your GP and het tested.
  2. Thoroughly wash your hands often especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Remember to scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  3. We have hand sanitiser provided use it before and after your session. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  4. If you sneeze or cough, please do it into a tissue or your elbow. Please then wash your hands or use the hand sanitiser provided.

Mostly stay calm there is no reason to assume you will get the virus unless recently had contact with a diagnosed COVID 19 person, you most probably will not get it. If you maintain safe distances, wash your hands follow the safety advice – there is a LOW probability of contracting it. If you are concerned call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080.

If you are stressed anxious or struggling with isolation feel free to call us.

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ALL SESSIONS will take place by ZOOM or Telehealth until further notice.

We are slowly transitioning back to face to face work but not all psychologists are returning to face to face work and none are returning full time as Government policy is that as far as possible people should still work from home when possible. So there are limited spaces,

We are only offering face to face sessions to the double vaccinated and all others will continue to be managed by telehealth.

please discuss this with your psychologist

Please also be aware that as of 1 January 2022 our fee will be rising to $50 above the Medicare Rate


Mental Healthline 1800 011 511

Lifeline 131 114

Qlife 1800 184 527

Mensline 1300 789 978

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

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