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 or are required to isolate, we are continuing to offer the option of Telehealth sessions.
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 introduced Telehealth provisions which ensure that clients referred with a GP Mental Health Care Plan can access Medicare Rebates. The rebate will be available for Telehealth sessions for a further four years.
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 always work 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.