In the current environment it is more important than ever to look after your mental health. We are facing challenges that none of us were prepared for, and there are many challenges ahead. We are here to support you through these uncertain times via video or telephone sessions.
As more and more Australians work from home under the strict Covid-19 restrictions we have moved our practice completely online. We continue to offer sessions outside of normal working hours, so we can find a time that suits you best.
No matter where you are in Australia you can now have online sessions with our experienced Psychologists.
If you are new to using online services like Zoom, we will step you through how to use the technology. It’s very easy to use, and once you’ve done it for the first time it will be a piece of cake. You can use your smart phone, laptop, desktop or tablet for your sessions.
Your online sessions will be just the same as if you were in the office with us. The only difference will be that you will be in the comfort of your own home.
The evidence shows that online sessions are effective and have equivalent outcomes to face-to-face sessions. In the current climate of self-isolation and restricted movement these sessions will enable you to access treatment and support at a location and time convenient to you.
The Federal Government has introduced Telehealth provisions which will ensure that clients referred with a GP Mental Health Care Plan can access Medicare funding. Please call our rooms to ascertain what entitlements may be available to you.
With the introduction of the Telehealth items for medical consults you will be able to get a new Mental Health Treatment Plan, or a re-referral after your course of six sessions has been completed. If you wish to come privately we can still complete your consultations online or via the telephone.
Make sure you have a private space available to use. Some of our clients have found it works well to sit in their car for their session, using headphones can also help. Our Psychologists will be working from a private space in order to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
Make sure your laptop or phone is fully charged so you don’t have to scramble to plug in mid session.
Just like with face to face sessions, have a think before your session about what will be the most helpful thing for you and share it with your Psychologist so we know how to tailor our session to your needs.