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Are you worried about your child, teenager, or whole family? Or is the parenting job just getting too much? Or do you worry about your own wellbeing? At Present Mind Psychology we provide a designated therapeutic space for children, and a space for adolescents and adults to explore concerns together and search for solutions.

 

For who?

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Families

  • Adults

 

Assessment and therapy for

  • Parenting stress

  • Grief and loss

  • Life transitions (e.g. moving house, divorce…)

  • Psychological trauma PTSD

  • Anxiety (e.g. performance anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive…)

  • Depression 

 

Adolescents specific issues

  • Low self-confidence, body image, anxiety, grief, depression, school refusal, social, anger management and other behavioural concerns, self-harm and suicidal ideation, sexuality and gender identity 

 

Children specific issues

  • ADHD, oppositional defiance and other behavioural concerns, anxiety, grief (e.g parents' separation), depression, learning difficulties, sleep difficulties, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 

 

Approaches to therapy include (but are not limited to)

  • Creative play therapy for children: this treatment acknowledges that children engage and learn the most in therapy through play, story telling, art, craft, symbols, sand tray, and visualisations.

  • Family therapy: using attachment- and systemic therapy this form of treatment addresses the issues of the child in the context of the family. Together the family explores new ways of supporting each other.

  • Cognitive therapies: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based therapy (MBCT) which help to identify thought, emotion and behaviour patterns that contribute to the existing problems. Self-compassion therapy to overcome ingrained emotional negativity and develop greater kindness towards oneself.

  • Trauma-informed therapies: Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, trauma-focussed CBT and integrative trauma therapy using somatic strategies 

 

Cost

The Australian Psychological Society recommends a fee of $300 for a standard psychological consultation. However, at Present Mind Psychology we are committed to maintain access to psychological services by low gap fee for clients.

Fees for a standard 55 minute session are:

Standard consultation: $170         Concession: $140 

Concession fees apply in financial hardship situations only.

 

Medicare Rebates ($96.65) available for 10 sessions in a year if referred by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan.

 

Payment is due at the time of consultation and can be made via debit/credit card, electronic transfer or cash. Medicare rebates can be directly claimed through our online Medicare system. if you choose to seek our service privately, then you can claim rebates from most private health funds, however, it will depend on your extras cover.

 

The NDIS price guide 2022 to 2023 for psychology sessions for clients under NDIS funding, recommend a fee of $234.83 per one hour session. Our rate for NDIS sessions is $200 per 55 min psychology consultation and is  below the recommended rate to maintain access, sustainable long-term use of funds, and includes preparation time and admin service.  We can bill your plan manger directly or you can pay upfront and claim back from NDIS.

 

Process

  • Contact your GP if you wish to be referred under a Mental Health Care Plan. Your GP can email or mail the referral to us or you can bring the referral with you on your first appointment with us. You can also seek our service without GP referral as a private patient.

  • Contact Present Mind Psychology for intake and first appointment

  • Assessment

  • Therapy (individual; family)

 

Practice location and parking

Present Mind Psychology 

Attadale Business Centre, Suite 9A/ 550 Canning Highway

Attadale, WA 6156

 

Parking is available at no cost.

 

Contact

 

Ph  0415 081 482

 

info@presentmindpsychology.com.au

 

 

Principal psychologist at Present Mind Psychology: Jacqueline Sander

Psychological therapy
  • individual
  • family 
  • group
A comforting and safe space to help you and your children thrive!
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