MENTAL HEALTH and STRESS
Our mental health is just like our physical health and the same principles apply for getting the right help. Most people go to see their local GP, get an opinion, treatment or a referral to a specialist and that could be a psychologist. You can also make an appointment with a psychologist at any time.
Many people have never been to see a psychologist before and are not sure what to expect. We try to deal with our problems in our own way, or by talking with family and friends and that usually helps us get through our lives. However, there are times when talking to a skilled person who is not involved in the situation can be really helpful. Seeing a psychologist is confidential and allows time away from normal daily activities to review things in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
The goal of counselling or treatment is to help you sort out how to deal with the problem or concerns at hand. Sometimes people just feel stressed and are not sure what to do, or where to start.
The first session is for an hour and a half at no additional cost to the usual one hour session rate. Julie will go through your relevant background and map out your current difficulties and explore options for how you both might work together. Sometimes one or two sessions are enough to provide some clarity and how to move forward.
Julie’s approach varies according to your specific needs and in keeping with evidence-based therapies. The aim is to get the best possible outcomes given all of your circumstances.
Fees: If you have a referral from your GP, there is a gap fee in addition to the Medicare rebate. If you have private health cover there is a gap fee, but you will not require a GP referral.
Assistance is provided for a range of common personal difficulties including:
Confusion - Relationship Problems - Stress - Bereavement and Other Loss - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Life Transitions and Adjustment - Problem Solving/Decision Making- Family Problems-Addictions.
Julie has extensive experience in the Workers Compensation arena including psychological treatment and injury management.
Julie also has a special interest and experience in assisting Health Practitioners.