Looking for a Bulk Billed Brisbane Psychologist?

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If you live in Brisbane, Logan or Gold Coast we will provide options for bulk billed psychology services.  Also options are available for Free Emotional Health Check ups at some locations.

The Psychologists listed on this page may offer bulk billing to new clients for up to 6 sessions under Medicare for those with a current mental health plan, addressed to the psychologist, and booked immediately. Psychologists will from time to time offer limited bulk billing appointments to new clients who can provide evidence of financial hardship eg. Centrelink payment.

The FREE Emotional Health Check Ups may be booked online, are totally free, and don’t need a referral. Only Senior Mental Health Clinicians provide the Free Check Ups to new clients.

Mount Gravatt: 

Loganholme:

These Psychologists are likely to accept a Bulk Billing referral if the client books before 31st May 2016 (conditions may apply, so please contact your Psychologist for more information after booking online). Bulk Billing may be appropriate if recommended by your GP under a Mental Health Plan. If you don’t have a mental health plan consider a Free Emotional Health Check Up for expert mental health advice.

If you don’t let the psychologist know at the time of booking that you require bulk billing, then full fees would apply as usual. Click on the psychologist’s name, to find out more about them including the link to their online booking system. 

 

Eating Disorders – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall       Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health) MAPS  

Eating Disorders: For some of us our relationships with food and eating can become physically or emotionally unhealthy and we can become overwhelmed by concerns regarding our weight or shape.  Feeling out of control of our eating often feels awful for those who binge eat, leading to embarrassment, shame and secret eating. For others, feeling in control of their eating can feel very powerful and keeping a tight control on eating can be part of what helps people sustain unhealthily low weight. Whether you eat too much, too little, or are caught in a cycle of eating and then trying to somehow ‘work it off’, having an eating disorder means that you are likely spending a lot of your time, attention and emotional energy focused on food, eating or how your body looks.   As a result gaining control over your eating and improving your relationship with food and your body can be liberating.

Counselling Approach: Kelly is a health psychologist with a particular interest in eating disorders, she uses uses evidence-based treatments to address the emotional factors underlying eating disorders. She aims to help her clients achieve freedom from constant worry about food and body image, aid them in establishing healthy eating behaviours and maintain a healthy weight. Kelly is passionate about helping clients to improve their health and wellbeing and live their lives to the fullest.

Current Availability: Usually within 2-3 days.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment.  Medicare and Health Rebates available.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Kelly Gall online now!

Website:  www.healthyinsideandout.com.au

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Dr Jan Philamon

Dr Jan Philamon   Quals: BA (Hons) Psychology, Dip Teach, JP (Qual) Qld, PhD, MAPS

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: Over the last few years Dr Jan has worked primarily with adolescents and their parents/carers. She understands that the process of changing from a child to an adolescent, and then to adulthood, can be especially challenging  as it is filled with stress, fears and conflict for both the parents and their children. All parties involved are often comforted by talking about their fears and issues and empowered by learning new patterns and ways of thinking and behaving.

Counselling Approach: Dr Jan enjoys working with young people and helping them to be the best they can be and find success: improved well being, gaining a sense of empowerment that allows the individual to actively problem solve and manage obstacles constructively, as well as positively plan and achieve their personal and career goals.

Jan Head Shots 2013 (7) - croppedFees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Please contact reception for information on hardship rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Mt Gravatt – Freecall 1800 877 924, or book Dr Jan Philamon online now!

Behaviour Therapy – Dr Megan Broughton

Dr Megan Broughton   Quals: BA Hons (psychology), PhD (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MAPS, MCCLP, MCCN

Behaviour Therapy: Modifying or changing behaviour can be important if an action or behaviour is occurring in excess (e.g. addictions, aggressive behaviour) or if a desirable behaviour is not occurring enough (e.g. appropriate social skills, everyday skills like eating well, safety) and is causing problems in everyday life. Changing behaviour is an important component to treating anxiety, depression, addictions and anger management. Behaviour therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Counselling Approach: In order to change behaviour, it is important to have a thorough understanding about the individual and the behaviour of concern. This includes identifying triggers for the behaviour, consequences and maintaining factors and exploring the purpose of the behaviour. Megan provides a collaborative and non-judgemental approach to help individuals explore and better understand problematic behaviours, as well as to implement strategies for managing concerns.

Current Availability: Usually within a week, evening appointments available.

Fees: $260 per hour for an initial appointment, $220 per hour for subsequent appointments.
Medicare and health fund rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Dr Megan Broughton online now!

 

Mens’ Health Counselling – Tiegan Holtham

Tiegan Holtham      Quals: BBSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS                         

Mens Health Counselling: Men and women are different, and so are the issues they face, and how they deal with them. While women are culturally supported to discuss concerns and seek help, often men are not. This means that men typically experience more pressure to go through life managing hardships on their own, and can be discouraged from accessing support.

The reality is however, that men and women are both human, and sometimes we all need some guidance and support. Men face unique challenges in life, and sometimes come up against something they can’t conquer without help. Counselling can be a space free of judgement or responsibility, to help through the tougher moments.

Counselling Approach:  Tiegan enjoys working with men, and worked for years within the construction and trade industry, as both a labourer and counsellor. She typically takes a no frills, solution focused approach with clients, and utilises motivation interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy, and psychodynamic approaches to help clients move through tough times and reach their optimum.

Current Availability: Usually within one week. Appointments available Saturdays.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and health rebates available.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Tiegan Holtham online now!

Grief in Children – Meggy Delaunay

Meggy Delaunay    Quals: PG Dip Psych Practice, PG Dip Dev Psych, M Genetic Psych, B Psych, MAPS

Grief in Children: Children experience grief differently. Some of them will develop few symptoms following the death of a loved one; while others will face prolonged symptoms. Everyone has their own unique grieving process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and the time it takes can vary. It is important for parents to note that all children grieve, regardless of their age.

Counselling Approach: Play therapy, supportive counselling, grief activities, psycho education and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Languages: Meggy is registered as a psychologist in Australia, New Zealand and France. She is happy to conduct therapy sessions in either English and / or French.

Current Availability:  Usually within 1 week; weekdays and Saturdays.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $240 for initial consult, $195 for standard appointment.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt

Appointments: Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online today.

Website:   www.meggydelaunaypsychologist.com

ADHD – Meggy Delaunay

Meggy Delaunay    Quals: PG Dip Psych Practice, PG Dip Dev Psych, M Genetic Psych, B Psych, MAPS

Grief in Children: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects more than 50 000 children in Australia; and is characterised by symptoms known as hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity.

Counselling Approach: A combination of approaches may be required such as behavioural therapy, cognitive therapy, social skills training and parenting support.

Languages: Meggy is registered as a psychologist in Australia, New Zealand and France. She is happy to conduct therapy sessions in either English and / or French.

Current Availability:  Usually within 1 week; weekdays and Saturdays.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $240 for initial consult, $195 for standard appointment.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt

Appointments: Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online today.

Website:   www.meggydelaunaypsychologist.com

Weight Loss Management – Leia Redman

Leia Redman    Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Overcoming Psychological Barrier to Weight Loss: Many people often experience failed attempts at weight loss due to repeated use of fad diets, instead of looking at weight loss from a lifestyle change perspective. People often forget to consider and treat the psychological barriers that contribute to weight gain; and jump quickly into weight reduction techniques. Not addressing the causes to weight gain often leads to minimal or no weight loss and increased hopelessness, disappointment and shame.

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For clients seeking to lose weight, Leia uses a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Behaviour Modification. ACT helps to establish your values; provide strategies for taking committed action to change; as well as coping strategies. It is also important to explore why comfort eating occurs (e.g. trauma) as this will often help deal with triggers to unhealthy lifestyle choices, and alleviate the desire to do it. For example, sometimes people eat to avoid feeling emotional pain (to distract themselves). Learning helpful strategies can reduce the desire to use food to numb pain, and actually effectively deal with the pain itself.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

 

Parenting Skills – Leia Redman

Leia Redman    Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children: Parenting a child can be the most joyous, yet most challenging job, you will ever do. Finding a consistent and effective discipline system can alleviate a great deal of pressure in the household. Do you find that you are: Explaining yourself to your child, over and over again; trying to persuade your child to do what needs to be done; not being heard; arguing with your child; trying to make them understand your point of view; yelling at your child; at a loss for what to do?

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For effective Parent Strategies Leia uses the 123 Magic approach to discipline by Dr. Thomas Phelan. The 123 Magic program helps to reduce the amount of talking and emotion while disciplining your child; to provide a consistent and easy to understand discipline system; to reduce the amount of guilt and anger often associated with disciplining your child; and overall to gain prompt compliance from your child – so more time can be spent doing the things you both enjoy, rather than getting caught up in anger and frustration.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.