Psychology is the science of behaviour and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.
At The Neighbourhood Clinic we provide Clinical Psychology and Psychology to to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.
Clients referred by a General Practitioner under a Mental Health Care Plan are eligible to receive Medicare rebates for up to ten sessions per calendar year. The GP will need to complete a Mental Health Care Plan prior to your appointment and then clients can bring this to the initial session which enables them to claim their rebate.
A HICAPS facility is located at the clinic and rebates for either Medicare or Private Health Funds can be claimed on the spot.
Each session lasts for approximately 50 minutes. If you are late, your consultation may still finish at the scheduled time, to be fair to other clients.
If you would like to change or cancel your appointment, 24 hours notice is required. If you do not cancel your appointment within this time period (or fail to attend) you may incur a $90 nonattendance fee.
DR CAROLYN DEANS
PhD (Uni Melb) DPsych (Clin) (ANU)MAPS
Carolyn Deans is an experienced clinical psychologist with a focus on resilience building interventions for mental health conditions. Her practice involves interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive approaches.
DR RUTH BUCKMASTER
BA (Hons) Psychology, MSc in Applied Psychology , PhD in Clinical Psychology
Ruth conducts assessments and therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on holistic and person-centred care. Ruth’s primary aim in meeting with clients is to make them feel comfortable and at ease in the therapeutic setting.
She adopts an integrative approach in her work, encompassing elements of cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, emotion focused therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness and systemic family therapy. She also has specialist experience in working with self-harm, trauma and family relationship difficulties.
BSc (psychology and Counselling)
Dayna is registered as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has been working in the mental health field since 2008 within residential care, AOD services, forensic and community based mental health settings.
Dayna welcomes diversity and has experience working across the lifespan seeing children, adolescents and adults presenting with a range of complex mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, adjustment disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also works with clients experiencing issues that impact their well-being such as stress, transitions, separation/divorce, parenting difficulties, relationship difficulties as well as sexuality and gender related concerns.
BA, BSc (Hons) Psych, M Couns, MAPS
Linda works with client issues including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions and adjustments, self-esteem, relationships and personal growth work. Linda’s work is influenced by the humanistic approach with its focus on working with her clients authentically, collaboratively and respectfully in the therapeutic relationship.
She will work with you to help you achieve your goals, promote self-awareness and self-development and to discover personal strengths. Linda uses techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness
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