I am an experienced practitioner with a Masters degree in clinical counselling and therapy including; individual, relationship, family, and group therapy. I have over 20 years experience in the public mental health service as a skilled mental health clinician. I have a Christian world view and have studied Christian counselling at post graduate level including Christian marriage counselling.
As an accredited 'Clinical Hypnotherapist' I also provide hypnotherapy for various health issues including; 'Quit Smoking', 'Weight Management', and 'Stress Management'
Master Social Work (counselling & therapy)
Grad Diploma Human Services
Bachelor of Social Work
Dip Clinical Hypnosis & Strategic Psychotherapy
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 biopsychosocial assessment of your unique situation, along with evidence based focused psychological strategies. As a clinical hypnotherapist, I find that stress management strategies can be a very helpful addition to the counselling process.
The overall goal of any effective therapy is to resolve psychological issues, along with any associated social problems 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.
A Medicare rebate is available if you are eligible for a Mental Health Treatment Plan, and written referral from your GP.
T o schedule an appointment - Ask your GP to provide a Mental Health Treatment Plan with a signed referral to this practice.
In rooms : Fee $105 Medicare Gap (cost to client) $27.20 per session
Telehealth Covid-19 session: Same as above
Pensioners and Health Card holders Bulk Bill (no cost to client)
Telehealth Regional session: Fee $105 Gap payment = $27.20 per session
Outreach sessions are also available, information on request.
Private Counselling: * no referral needed *
Individual Full Fee $100 per session
Relationship Counselling $120 per session
Hypnotherapy sessions are also available for clients (after assessment for suitability)
Fees are $120 per session (NO Medicare rebates available for this service)
*** Hill Top Centre is a NO CASH practice ****
Fees are payable in full on the day of consultation by EFTPOS, Bank Transfer or credit card.
Your Medicare rebate can be refunded directly into your bank account for your convenience.
Outreach counselling is also available in certain circumstances. Eg. disability, or nursing home patients.
According to Medicare guidelines registered providers may charge fees at their personal discretion. The current Australian Association of Social Workers' recommended rate for Individual or Family Therapy is $240.00 for a 50-60 minute session. At Hill Top Centre the fees are well below industry standards to assure affordability for those in need of mental health counselling. Your session fees also include; support letters, liaison with other practitioners, and referral to external agencies, at no extra cost to you.
0414 293 234