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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 general Psychology services to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.
Most of our psychology clients are referred by their General Practitioner, via a Mental Health Care Plan.
A Mental Health Care Plan provides Medicare subsidised psychologist appointments. Clients with a plan are eligible to receive Medicare rebates for up to ten appointments per calendar year. The GP will need to complete a Mental Health Care Plan and psychology referral prior to the initial psychology appointment. We will need to have a copy of the referral on file before the initial psychology appointment, to enable the rebate to be claimed. Clients will need to have further appointments with their GP to obtain new referrals and review their Mental Health Care Plan throughout the year, as instructed by their GP and psychologist.
For clients who do not have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan, a rebate may be able to be claimed from their Private Health Insurance Fund.
Our Reception team can arrange to claim your eligible rebate after you have attended and paid for each appointment.
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, notice of at least 24 hours or 1 business day (whichever is longer) is required.
If you do not cancel your appointment within this time period (or fail to attend) you will incur a non-attendance fee.
BSc, MSc, Licensed psychotherapist, MAPS
Hanna is a registered psychologist trained in a range of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy.
She understands that opening up about yourself is not an easy thing and aims to provide a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental environment. Hanna sees clients who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, stress related issues, grief and loss, difficulties adjusting to life changes, self-esteem problems and relationship issues.
DR PAVITRA ARAN
PhD, MAppPsych (Clin Psych), BAPsych (First Class Hons), MAPS
Pav is known for bringing warmth and humour to her sessions. She sees adults and adolescents experiencing a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, adult ADHD, family and relationship conflict, and trauma. Pav employs a holistic therapeutic approach, integrating traditional and modern techniques, including CBT, schema therapy, internal family systems, and compassionate inquiry.
Chandra works to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic space for meaningful change to occur. She has experience supporting clients through anxiety and depression, exposure to trauma, grief and loss, ill health and major life transitions. She uses evidence-based therapeutic models, including cognitive behavioural therapy, flexibly drawing from different modalities to suit the needs and personality of the individual.
BA(Hons), GradDipPsych, BAppSc(Psych)(Hons), MProfPsych, MAPS
Emma is a registered psychologist who works with adults and young people aged 12 and up. Emma is trained in a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
Emma works with clients experiencing a range of issues, including anger, anxiety, bipolar II, body-focussed repetitive behaviours, depression, grief, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder and trauma-related disorders.
BA, BSc (Hons) Psych, M Couns, MAPS
Based in a client centred philosophy, Linda uses an integrated approach drawing on techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, compassion, strength based and mindfulness work. Techniques are tailored to suit the needs of individual clients.
Linda has worked in a variety of counselling environments including private practice, relationship and community organisations, schools and universities.
MClinPsych, MPsych (EdDev), BA (Hons) Pysch
Bryce is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in a variety of mental health settings, including acute care in hospital, private practice, community health services, cross-cultural healing programs, at home therapy for developmental concerns, and child-based services.
He works with individuals of all developmental stages, including adults and children starting from three years of age.
BA(Hons), Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology), MAPS
Paul is a registered psychologist with a Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical), and a member of the APS. For the past 10 years Paul has provided psychological services in community, residential, forensic and youth services settings.
Paul currently works with adult individuals experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, life-stage transitions, addiction, grief, sexuality challenges and personality disorders.
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