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Harding Street Medical Centre is proud to host a number of highly experienced and qualified psychologists, and a mental health occupational therapist that cater to every individuals psychological needs.
There is a strong link between physical and mental health. Your therapist aims to help their patients by helping them explore the reasons underpinning mental distress and teach stratagies to relieve and manage their mental health..
Costs: Medicare supports Psychologist and mental health OT visits if you qualify for a mental health plan (MHP)
A MHP can be provided by your doctor if your specific mental health issues qualify.
This requires a Double Face to face appointment -and enables access to an initial 6 of a total of 10 sessions per calendar year.
A MHP reduces the out of pocket costs, with some discounts available for Health Care Card Holders.
Unfortunately Phone consults do not have a medicare rebate for new Mental Health Plans, only for 'Review of MHP'
Each Psychologist and mental health OT determines their own rates.
Private health care rebates may apply for those who do not qualify for a Mental Health Plan.
Claire McConville • Natalie Butyn • Yasotha • Jess Wilson • Michelle Keye • Beverley Tyrrell • Jessica Ekserdjian • Soph Marsland
Call 0419115175 for appointment enquiries
or visit www.clairemcconville.com
Claire has over 15 years of experience as a Psychologist in private practice, and schools.
Claire provides psychological counselling for children, adolescents and adults and parents.
Claire utilises a flexible non-judgemental approach to meet the needs of the individual or family. She is open, warm and engaging in her care and support.
Availability: Monday afternoon/evening and Saturday
Specialties: Child, adolescent and adults with special interest in abuse and trauma.
Call 0484 362 957 or
for appointment enquiries or visit www.nbpsychology.com.au
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS
I have worked at Harding Street Medical since February 2015.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages using evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). I provide treatment for issues such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, anger problems, OCD and ‘life issues’ like relationship conflict, family separation and career dissatisfaction. I am registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), the Australian Psychologist Society (APS) and a registered provider of Medicare psychological services.
Availability: Monday 8am to 1pm (to 5pm every second Monday), every second Saturday 9am to 5pm Wednesday afternoon/evening
Appointments can be made online at www.starspsychology.com
Yasotha has more than 15 years of experience as a Child/Adolescent Psychologist in schools and private practice, both locally and internationally. Her areas of expertise are children and adolescents with anxiety and/or emotional regulation difficulties, autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. She conducts psycho-educational assessments, provides individual counselling, runs small group programs and parent workshops. She has worked with clients on a range of issues using primarily CBT techniques. She is a registered provider of Medicare psychological services and also supports clients with self managed NDIS. She is a trained facilitator of the Secret Agent Society Social Skills program.
Availability - Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Mental Health Occupational Therapist (OT)
Jess is a mental health OT with experience working with clients with a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, and interpersonal issues. Jess works with 16 years old and adults.
Jess draws on a variety of treatment modalities to fit the needs of each client, including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and CBTe (for eating disorders). She has experience running mental health groups including functional skills, body image/eating disorders, music, art, mindfulness, coping skills, and social skills. Jess is a warm and compassionate person, with an ability to connect with people and make them feel at ease. By taking a client-centred approach, Jess enjoys understanding each unique individual, what matters to them, and how to help them explore and engage in a richer, more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Not currently taking new refferals
0488 224 260
(9:00am-5:00pm, Mon - Fri)
Masters of Clinical Psychology
In Michelle’s work as a psychologist she has seen despair, fear, entrenched patterns of dysfunctional behaviour, as well as post-traumatic growth, strengthened connections, and humans’ remarkable capacity for courage and resilience. She is passionate about supporting individuals to increase their self-awareness, and grow their confidence in their own ability to live a full and meaningful life.
Her practice draws on various evidence based therapeutic models (including cognitive-behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy) and incorporates mindfulness-based strategies and aspects of attachment.
Michelle has worked in community clinics and public hospitals, as well as in emergency service settings. She has clinical experience supporting individuals throughout major life changes including ill health, relationship difficulties, exposure to trauma, and career/ personal life transitions.
Beverley has been awarded a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Her experience is garnered from over ten years of helping individuals at varying stages of the human experience. From initial incident management for critical, at risk adolescence, to adults who are navigating life through a Depression, Anxiety or a complex trauma experience. She has also supported active and returning service personnel with PTSD. She has worked in both community settings and across inpatient and outpatient settings in Australia’s largest private hospitals. She is trained in a number of trauma-focused therapies, including Schema Therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
Soph completed a Master of Clinical Psychology and undertook research into perinatal and LGBTQIA+ relationships and wellbeing. She has training and experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and enjoys combining these with compassion-based approaches. She has special interest in working with clients experiencing perinatal mental health problems, OCD, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Soph has a warm, passionate, authentic style. She has experience in settings including residential and outpatient public mental health and perinatal mental health. She is an LGBTQIA+ ally.
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