PLEASE NOTE: Due to a high increase in referrals, we had to unfortunately close our books until further notice. We are not looking to hire other clinicians at this stage.

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Telehealth Appointments

Most psychology appointments can be held via Telehealth, including EMDR Therapy

Telehealth appointments are available for all clients, either via telephone or video consultation. Telehealth can be an easy way to access psychological support, especially when you are interstate, working from home or have to travel a long distance to get to the practice.

As part of the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19, as of March 2020 telehealth appointments are eligible
for Medicare rebates with a valid Mental Health Care Plan from your general practitioner.

A Telehealth is very similar to a face-to-face session, so be mindful to dress and behave as if you were visiting the clinic.
Below are more tips to help to make the process of Telehealth as comfortable and productive as possible.

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Before the session

Prior to your first Telehealth session, I will email you a Telehealth info sheet with the link to your session.

If it is your, or your child’s first session, I will also send an intake form and the privacy policy. To use your session time effectively, it is important that you read the info sheet and return the intake form before the start of the first session. These are the steps we need to put in place to ensure your Telehealth session runs smoothly:

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During the session

The session will be 50 minutes’ duration, unless otherwise specified prior to the session. Here are a few tips to gain most benefit from your session:

  • Take a few minutes before and after the session to take a few deep breaths and mentally prepare for your session and afterwards to allow yourself to return back to day-to-day life. This way you are likely to feel more present, which helps with your session.
  • Make sure you are comfortable. As previously mentioned, I suggest having a notebook, some water or tea/coffee and tissues ready to make the sessions more comfortable. A (weighted) blanket, pillow or fidget tool to hold can be nice too.
  • Again, remember to have a secure and comfortable place at your home/workplace that is free from interference and is private so that confidentiality of our session is maintained (close windows and sliding doors, let people know you cannot be disturbed and turn your phone on silent).
  • During the session, I might send you a link or share my screen. I will explain to you how this works if we need it.

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After the session

Even though the session has finished, you are likely to continue processing for a bit longer after the session has ended. Below are a few suggestions to help you ease back into day-to-day life.