Psychological Counselling can take different forms depending on the needs of the client and the training and experience of the therapist. Psychologists at Mind Body Well approach therapy in a manner which is person centred, creating a unique therapeutic approach in collaboration with each client. Our approaches are evidence based and professionally informed.
Our Psychologists use various techniques and approaches in counselling, including:
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Systemic Family Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Somatic Therapy
- Mindfulness Therapies
- Relaxation Therapy
All therapy at Mind Body Well begins with an initial Assessment Phase, which may take between 1-3 sessions, depending on the complexity of the issues to be addressed in therapy. At the end of this Assessment Phase, your therapist will negotiate with you a Treatment Plan, which will outline:
- the focus and goals of your therapy
- the treatment approaches to be used
- your treatment team - which along with seeing the Psychologist may include seeing one of the Dietitian's at Mind Body Well
Each 'Phase' of therapy will have clear treatment goals, and a timeframe after which the effectiveness of therapy will be measured by you and your therapist. Some clients will have multiple 'phases' of treatment, whereas others may have more short term treatment.
Considering Psychological therapy but not sure if it's right for you?
Check out our blog post on this very issue, on our articles page here.
MEDICARE AND PRIVATE HEALTH CLAIMS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY
You may be eligible to claim rebates for Psychological Therapy if you have:
- A referral and Mental Health Care Plan completed by your Doctor, or
- Private Heath Insurance which includes Psychological Counselling as part of your extras cover.
Please note – we do not Bulk Bill. All sessions will incur an out of pocket fee, and full payment is to be made on the day of your session. If you are eligible for a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate, you will be provided with a claimable receipt which you can then use to make your claim (we don't process the claims in-house).