Fees & Payment
The current Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee for Psychological Services is 251 AUD per hour. However, we offer our fees at a reduced rate of 130 AUD per 50 min session. A small booking fee of 5 AUD applies. Payment will be processed at time of booking via:
Private Health Rebates are available. In order to determine your rebate, please contact your health fund directly:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication
and behaviour. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction,
restricted interests and repetitive behaviours. It is known as a “spectrum’ disorder due to
the wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. Although it can
be a lifelong disorder, treatment and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability
Parenting, or child rearing, is the process of promoting and supporting the physical,
emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. I offer
parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships,
confidently manage their children’s behaviour, and prevent problems developing, through
the use of evidence-based programs such as the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate
others. The behaviour is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the
perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which
distinguishes bullying from conflict.
Behaviours used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat,
physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular
targets. Rationalizations of such behaviour sometimes include differences of social class,
race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behaviour, body language,
personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size or ability.
Depression is a common but serious disorder. The symptoms of depression affect how you
think, feel and manage daily activities, such as sleeping, eating and working. Depression,
even the most severe cases, can be treated. No two people are affected the same way by
depression and there is no “one size fits all” for treatment. I assess severity of symptoms
and individual needs and individualise evidence-based treatments to each client.
Anxiety can be a normal part of life. But anxiety disorders include more than temporary
worry or fear. There are different types of anxiety disorders and their symptoms interfere
with daily functioning. Anxiety disorders can successfully be addressed by treatment
specifically tailored to the specific needs of the person.
Trauma and Stress-related disorders
Stress is a psychological process initiated by events that threaten, harm or challenge an
organism or that exceed available coping resources and it is characterized by psychological
responses that are directed towards adaptation. Stress-related disorders result from
abnormal responses to acute or prolonged anxiety.
Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one’s ability to
cope, or integrate the emotions involved with that experience.
The ways that unhealed trauma, adverse life events, abuse and grief can manifest
themselves are unique to each person. The effects of trauma can also affect family and
loved ones trying to offer support. Treatment depends on the stage of stress at which the
patient seeks help and is tailored to individual needs.
Relationships require work and at some point will face challenges, big or small. Sources of
stress might threaten the stability of a relationship. Strain can be placed on a relationship
when stressful circumstances affect the couple as a whole, or even just one of the partners.
Many couples struggle to communicate effectively; there might be differences in parenting
views, expectations, or some of the problems that might impact the relationship could be
chronic illness, addiction, infidelity, financial difficulties, emotional distance. Therapy can be
an effective way to enhance communication between partners and address relationship
When struggling with chronic illness such as diabetes, people need the support of others.
Often times, they need professional support for their psychological needs and those of the people who care for them. Psychological and behavioural factors can affect health directly and the treatment approach is biopsychosocial. In other words, health is understood to be the product not only of biological processes (for example a tumour), but also of psychological (thoughts, beliefs), behavioural (habits), and social processes (socioeconomic status, ethnicity).
Health can be improved by working directly with the person to understand all these factors and constructively applying this knowledge.
Body image and Eating disorders
Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture
yourself in your mind. It is what you believe about your appearance (thoughts, memories,
assumptions, generalizations), how you feel about your body and how you physically
experience your body. People with a negative body image have a greater likelihood of
developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from depression, isolation, low
self-esteem and obsessions with weight and food. People’s relationship with food can be
problematic. Individually tailored treatments can successfully address these problems and
improve a person’s functioning, mental health and well being.