BULK BILLED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
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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. In addition, 10 sessions of group therapy are available for groups of 6-10 people with similar issues. 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 ten 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.
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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.
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 nee to spend some time with you to complete the necessary assessment in order to check if you are eligible for scheme.
We can carry out Telehealth by either telephone or Video call. Please discuss this with the practise manager.
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