We all know that at times life presents us with various stressors, whether it be losing your job, conflict in the home or workplace, family breakdown, death of a family member or a friend, loss of financial status, and so on.
At times people may be vulnerable just because of life circumstances or something that happened in childhood. Making the decision to see a Psychologist can be a daunting one.
Fortunately, there is a much greater awareness and acceptance of the value of psychological help for a variety of emotional and psychological difficulties, instead of, or in addition to pharmacological intervention. It can be challenging knowing where to go or what might be the most appropriate help in your particular circumstance.
Anne believes that the connection with the client, and a non-judgmental approach along with unconditional acceptance and compassionate understanding is important to creating the best possible outcome in a person’s given circumstance.
The therapeutic relationship is central to achieving positive outcomes from psychological interventions, and current research supports this. Anne is committed to using constructive evidence based practice to guide interventions, and equip those she sees with positive coping strategies and tools to regain better control over their lives.
It is Anne’s warm and caring approach and sensitivity to individual needs that engenders a sense of hope and optimism, such that positive change can occur. Many people who see a Psychologist report greater insight and ability to manage their troubles. Anne offers a supportive and professional service that can help you with this process.
Genesis Psychology Services practices in accordance with professional and ethical codes of conduct outlined by the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Anne maintains that therapeutic intervention caters to the individual’s personal and cultural needs and therefore all treatments are tailored to the individual and their presenting concerns.
Anne's expertise spans across a breadth of common mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety and phobias, eating disorders, self-harm, grief and loss, relationships, and general health issues including pain management, stress management, weight management and relaxation. She also assists individuals with self-esteem and self-development, assertiveness training and anger management to name a few.
Anne’s skills and competencies include training in the assessment and diagnosis of major mental illnesses and psychological problems. Anne is also trained in the delivery of a range of techniques and therapies with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorder. Interventions are tailored to meet individual needs.
Anne’s approach includes empirically based therapies such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT).
Clinical psychology is the integration of scientifically developed and tested theories and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction, and to promote subjective and behavioural well-being and personal development.
Anne is a registered Clinical Psychologist who has completed a four-year Bachelor of Psychology degree with First-Class Honours, and a postgraduate two-year Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.
The title "Clinical Psychologist" is protected and only those clinicians who have fulfilled the criteria and standards set down are entitled to describe themselves as such, and to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
As a Clinical Psychologist, Anne is trained to provide a wide range of psychological services to individuals across the lifespan, and for mental health conditions that range from mild to severe to complex.
Anne's caring and personal approach allows individuals to create new beginnings and write new chapters in their life stories. Anne is passionate about helping people to work through their life challenges, and to equip them with positive coping strategies to ensure they can function optimally, and look forward to a bright and satisfying future.
|Medicare Rebate with a Mental Health Care Plan (i.e. out of pocket cost is $30)||$124.50|
|Cancellation Fee* within 24 hours||$100.00|
A referral is not required to see a Clinical Psychologist.
However, you may have received a referral and a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your General Practitioner (GP). One of the benefits of having a MHCP is that a Medicare rebate can be claimed. This can be processed via our online processing facility, back into your Savings or Cheque account.
Under a MHCP, you are eligible to claim a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year (i.e. between January and December). The 10 sessions are generally referred in two sets – initially six sessions, after which your psychologist will complete a progress review with your GP, and then a subsequent referral is made for an additional four sessions if required.
If you do not have a MHCP you may be able to claim from your Private Health Fund. You will need to check with your individual fund as to the rebate they offer for Psychological services.
If you have a MHCP, there is a standard gap fee of $30. Fees are based on a 50-minute hour with 10 min provided to your clinician for note taking and administration. Fees are required to be paid in full at the time of consultation. Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card payments are accepted.
*A $100 cancellation fee is applied if your appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
For any further information or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
If you need urgent assistance please call Lifeline at 13 11 14.
Genesis Psychology Services
19 Mitchell Avenue, Molendinar, QLD 4214, Australia
Phone: 0439 750 704