A clinical psychologist is a psychologist that has undertaken a high level of training in the assessment, diagnosis, formulation, and psychological treatment of mental health, behavioural, and emotional disorders across the lifespan. Clinical psychology integrates science, theory and clinical knowledge with the aim of reducing distress and improving mental health and wellbeing.

The education and training of a clinical psychologist takes a minimum of eight years.

It is not necessary to have a referral to receive clinical psychology assessment and treatment services.

However, a referral may entitle you to access financial rebates through a variety of funding schemes including Medicare, private health insurance, WorkCover, the TAC, NDIS, and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Contact the practice to discuss arranging your appointment.

Amidst the enormous challenges of the last two years, the Australian government’s support of telehealth psychology has been a very positive outcome.

Telehealth is the provision of online psychological assessment and treatment using a secure use software platform.

It does not matter where in Australia you are located. All you need is a device, a good internet connection, and an email address.

I am a Melbourne based clinical psychologist that up until the pandemic had physical practice locations in Whittlesea, Hurstbridge and Box Hill North.

Currently, I am providing entirely telehealth based private practice assessment and treatment services.

Private practice appointment charges as well as consultancy service rates are guided by the Australian Psychological Society’s schedule of fees. Reduced charges are available for low income health care card holders.

You are more than welcome to contact the practice to discuss costs further.

As appointments are often scheduled a number of weeks (or months) in advance, cancellations at short notice create difficulties for the practice and prevent others in need from attending.

Scheduled appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice incur 50% of the session charge whilst cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice incur the full session charge. Scheduled appointments cancelled over the weekend or a public holiday also incur the full session charge.

Whilst it is preferable to support communities and organisations in person, most services can be adapted and delivered in an online format if necessary.

Additionally, if your community or organisation has a specific need, please don’t hesitate to contact me to have a conversation about this.