services

Specialisation

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Vocational guidance
  • Adjustment to injury
  • Stress management
  • Parenting and child behaviour issues
  • Spirituality issuesCosmos Flower
  • Anger management
  • Relationship counselling

 

 

High Standards in Consulting

Consulting our therapists means you receive expert psychological services of the highest standard.  Our clinicians follow guidelines about professional conduct, responsibilities and confidentiality that are set and monitored by their respective societies and codes of ethics. Visit www.psychology.org.auhttps://www.aasw.asn.au/ and http://www.acmhn.org/about-us/about-mh-nursing

Referrals and Fees

The following schemes provide either free or subsidised counselling sessions:

  • Medicare referrals (through your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician)
  • Employee assistance programs (through your workplace)
  • Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service (for veterans and their families)
  • Workcover and insurance companies (CTP)
  • Brisbane MIND4Kids program
  • Brisbane MIND program

Medicare rebates are available for clients referred and managed by a GP under a GP Mental Health Care Plan or for those on a direct referral from a psychiatrist or paediatrician (for treatment of a child). Please asked the medical receptionist for an extended consultation when booking with your GP to access a psychology referral as the paperwork can take extra time. A limit of 10 individual sessions per person per calendar year applies with a review by the referring doctor required after the first 6 sessions. This is applicable for a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety disorders and adjustment disorders. For more information visit www.psychology.org.au. Feel free to contact our receptionists who may be able to assist you further.

Our clinicians are approved Brisbane MIND and Brisbane MIND4KIDS providers.  Brisbane MIND and Brisbane MIND4KIDS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and is managed by Brisbane North PHN. 

 

http://www.brisbanenorthphn.org.au/page/health-professionals/mental-health-services/brisbane-mind-services/brisbane-mind4kids-0---11-years/

 

You are welcome to call the Brisbane MIND team for further information. The Brisbane MIND team can be reached on 07 3630 7339 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Clients are also welcome to self-refer however would not be eligible for the Medicare rebate in this case. Some Private Health Insurers also offer rebates on psychological services. Rebates vary depending on your level of cover. Contact your fund to determine if you are eligible and what rebates may apply.

The services provided by our psychologists, social workers and mental health nurse are very similar, with all staff being trained and experienced in specific practices aimed at supporting the psychological needs of our clients .  Please visit https://www.aasw.asn.au/practitioner-resources/private-practice/private-practice for information that compares social workers and psychologists, and download the brochure at http://www.aasw.asn.au/document/item/5472. For more about mental health nurses see http://www.acmhn.org/about-us/about-mh-nursing and http://www.acmhn.org/credentialing/what-is-credentialing.

Sessions last for 50 minutes. The initial session is used to gain a full understanding about your situation, and which approaches may be best to assist you. It is important to us that you feel comfortable, and that your session will be a positive and valuable experience for you. Some problems respond well to just a few sessions, while others are more chronic, and require treatment over a longer period.

Most of our session fee is covered by Medicare for GP referred clients (rebate of approximately $84.60, may be lower). Full payment is due on the day of consultation, and the rebate can be claimed back from any Medicare office or through our Mediclear facility. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or EFTPOS.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Anita Trendle Psychology has an appointment cancellation policy. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required if you wish to cancel your appointment. A cancellation fee may apply if an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, or you fail to attend your booked appointment. This fee is not reimbursed by Medicare. The cancellation policy has been implemented to ensure minimal waiting times are experienced by clients on a waiting list who may require urgent counselling.