Depression – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Depression: Depression is a very common mental health issue and has major impacts on people’s work and interpersonal functioning. Dr Free has completed a PhD on the relationship between psychological and biological processes in clinical depression. He has developed a group therapy program for cognitive therapy of depression that can be used formally or informally with individuals.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include  Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfree1Availability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com