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INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

We work with adolescents and adults, utilising talk-based therapies through 50 minute individual sessions. 

Making use of brain-based psycho-education and interventions in line with the most current research, we help you learn about how your brain works, support you to understand your emotional and behavioural responses, and integrate daily techniques and tools. 

Our practice aims to reduce the stigma of managing your mental health, and ensuring you feel you can gain support through any life changes, such as:

  • Supporting adjustment and life transitions 

  • Managing daily stress

  • Working through relationship difficulties 

  • Seeking clarification around life decisions 

  • Clarifying employment/university direction 

  • Improving sense of confidence 

We are also skilled in managing any mental health concerns, inclusive of:

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Eating disorders 

  • Trauma

  • Grief & loss

  • Addiction  

  • Personality Disorders 

  • Autism 

We also offer online sessions if you are located remotely or have circumstances that affect your ability to attend in person. Please note, eligibility criteria applies to be able to make use of this avenue of therapy. 

 

 

COUPLES COUNSELLING 

Couples therapy is one of our primary areas of expertise at GrayMind Psychology. Our therapists are undergoing certification in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use this evidence-based approach when supporting you and your partner. 

Our use of this model ensures the sessions are focused and we are not simply just a ‘witness’ to your ongoing conflict. The approach includes a thorough and clinical assessment phase using a set of Gottman questionnaires prior to your initial intake, a feedback session on the identified areas of the relationship strengths and struggles, followed by targeted, direct intervention techniques for you both to take away and try each week. 

We can offer couples support in regards to relationship concerns, ongoing conflict, recent transitions or loss of fulfilment. We aim to support couples to identify unhelpful ‘narratives’ developed for one another, in turn breaking negative communication cycles. We hope to move you to a new place of relating, through learning new communication patterns and connection building strategies.

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EVENT SPEAKING

The practice director, Meghan Gray, offers event or corporate speaking on any psychological topics. Please feel free to express an interest in having our psychologist develop a presentation, workshop or panel speaking on a specified psychological area. Presentations we have previously conducted, include:

  • Resilience in the Construction Industry for ‘Master Builders’ 

  • Employee Wellness for ‘The Venzin Group, Restaurant Industry’

  • Confidence Building for ‘The Real Women Co, Women in Business’ 

  • Self-Care and Self-Acceptance Panel for ‘Gratitude Gang Retreat’

  • Stress Management and Relationship Building for ‘City Cave Wellness Centre’

We also have extensive experience in the role of development and facilitation of group programs supporting individuals experiencing complex and long-term mental health concerns. We have run groups on anxiety/stress management, improving self-esteem, mindfulness, eating issues, art therapy, Black Dog Institute program for depression and emotional wellbeing in relationships.

We have accredited facilitators for:

WISE CHOICES:
An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 6-8week program, on the use of acceptance, values and mindfulness to manage distress, improve relationships and create a rich, full and meaningful life.

TUNING INTO TEENS:
6-8 week program on the use of emotion coaching parenting strategies for adolescents


*Event speaking is charged at a cost per billable hour of $205. The amount of hours required is determined by each individual event’s required amount of preparation and length of attendance. 

 

 

COST AND REBATES

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Medicare assistance:

We provide psychological treatment under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.

You may be able to access medicare rebates of $86.15 per session if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care plan referral from your GP. This leaves an out-of-pocket expense or “gap” fee of $118.85 for initial intake and $93.85 for all follow-up sessions.

Please see attached fact-sheet for more details and how you may attain one. We are happy to discuss this further with you in your initial session.

Rebates can be processed directly for you in session.

Please note you do not require a GP referral to attend, it is completely optional and simply to aid in costs.


Private Health Cover:

We are registered with private health insurance providers in Australia.

If you have private health insurance you may be eligible to claim rebates. You can claim directly with your insurer after your session.

Please be aware you cannot use your private health insurance if you are already accessing Medicare rebates for your session.


* Please note after 5pm evening appointments are charged at an extra $30 per session.