I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor with post graduate qualifications in individual, relationship, family, and group therapy. I have worked for over 20 years in the public mental health service as a caring, compassionate, and skilled mental health clinician.
AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSW) are registered Medicare providers with extensive postgraduate training and experience in the field of mental health. Your treatment will involve a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of your unique situation along with evidence based focused psychological strategies.
Hill Top Centre provides counselling and therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups. The overall goal of therapy is to resolve psychological problems, along with any associated social issues that may be contributing to your emotional distress. Therapeutic counselling is a collaborative process where clients are empowered to make choices and to actively participate in the process of recovery.
My approach is very future orientated with an emphasis on your strengths not weaknesses. Strategic therapeutic interventions can really help people to make positive changes, resulting in an increased sense of confidence and personal empowerment.
For mental health counselling with Medicare rebate, a mental health treatment plan and written referral is needed from your GP
With a valid referral letter and Mental Health Treatment Plan in place from your GP you are eligible for the Medicare rebate per session.
At this practice we believe that mental health counselling and therapy should be affordable . This is reflected in the fee structure.
In rooms : Full fee $110 Medicare rebate $77.10 Gap $32:90
Telehealth Covid-19 session: Same
Phone Covid -19 session: Same
Telehealth Regional session: Same
Outreach : Full fee : $135 Medicare rebate :$99.40 Gap: $35.60
Fees are payable in full at the time of consultation by EFTPOS, Bank Transfer or credit card. Your Medicare rebate can be refunded directly into your Cheque or Savings Account for your convenience.
No referral is needed for private counselling. Medicare rebates are not available for private services. However reduced fees may be negotiated for low income health care card, or pension card holders.
Counselling services are available in the consulting rooms and also by Telehealth online or by phone.
Outreach counselling is also available in certain circumstances. Eg. disability, or nursing home patients.
0414 293 234