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Do I have to have a referral from a Dr ?

You can self refer to psychology without a Dr's referral but you won't be able to claim a Medicare rebate. Some private health funds will pay a rebate even if you don't have a Dr's referral. So if you are planning to claim a private health rebate it is advisable to check the terms of your health fund claiming. You cannot claim both Medicare and private health against the same session invoice.

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How do I get a Medicare rebate?

If you have a Mental Health Plan from your GP, or a referral from a psychiatrist then you may be eligible to ​claim a Medicare rebate, for up to 10 psychology sessions per year (from Jan to Dec). The rebate is currently $129.55 for a typical session duration. When you pay your invoice your claim will be sent to Medicare and you should receive your rebate to your nominated account within 48 hours.

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Can I verify your qualifications?

Yes absolutely. Ahpra is the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. "Psychologist" is a restricted title. Anybody who says they are a psychologist should be registered with Ahpra. You can check the Register of Practitioners on the Ahpra website. www.ahpra.gov.au

A Clinical Psychologist requires an endorsement for Area of Practice - Clinical Psychology.

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What if we don't click or I want to stop therapy?

Your therapy is for you.  I will do my best to tailor therapy to your specific needs. Your feedback is always welcome, appreciated, and any concerns will be addressed. If you decide I'm not the right psychologist for you then either myself or your GP can help ease the shift to an alternative. Sometimes people do need to stop therapy or take a therapy break and then resume when they can.

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Where can I find out more about mental health & psychology?

Head to Health is an Australian government resource with information about mental health and all the various programs and support services available in the community.  

www.headtohealth.gov.au

Also Beyond Blue has a large range of information and self help resources.

www.beyondblue.org.au

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Where can I park?

You can access the car park called The Bower Private Parking Area from 76 Cleveland Street, Greenslopes. It has lots of "Pay & Display" car spaces. When you have an appointment I will send you the code for the ticketing machine to get up to 2 hours free parking. 

The front side of the complex is on 433 Logan Road, Stones Corner and the parking side is on 76 Cleveland St, Greenslopes.