mental health clinician-bulk billing
“Sometimes I just need to ask someone about things that I can’t talk to my parents, wife, husband, friends or relatives about.”
Do you ever just need a minute to yourself so you can relax?
Do you ever let out a big sigh after experiencing some stress or anxiety?
Do you ever notice how your breathing is fast when you’re nervous right before or during a test?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to try counselling services and deep breathing exercises to help you relax.
Our Mental Health team consists of an experienced Gold Coast psychologist and general practitioners and specialists. They have a breadth of experience in assessing and working effectively with people experiencing:
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Relationship problems
- Adjustment issues
- Family conflicts
- Personality disorders
- Suicidal thoughts
- Life crisis
Our Mental Health Team helps individuals with mental health disorders to resolve associated psychological problems and improve their quality of life.
This may involve individual counselling, family counselling, or group therapy.
We recognise the broader implications of an individual having a mental health illness and the impact on friends, family, work and education.
We use a range of interventions in helping people with mental health disorders, including the following focused psychological strategies:
Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Behavioral interventions
- Cognitive interventions
- Problem solving
- Anger management
- Social skills
- Stress management
General practitioners are often in the best position to assess the most appropriate psychological therapy to improve their patients’ health.
Under the government mental health care programs, the first step is for you to formulate a GP mental health treatment plan. You are eligible for a rebate fee from Medicare to enable you to complete this plan.
A written referral is required from your GP to access this rebate. Our practice bulk bills all your counselling sessions.
Please note Mental Health Care Plans under Medicare are very complicated and difficult to understand. Please see your GP first to get clear information.