Focused Psychology remains committed to providing psychology services throughout the COVID 19 crisis. The well being and safety of our clients and staff is our utmost priority, and as such we have now transitioned to providing all appointments via Telehealth technology for the immediate future.
Telehealth/phone consultations are now accessible to everyone with a Mental Health Care Plan. Other funding bodies such as NDIS, TAC, Worksafe and Private Health are also supporting telehealth consultation with referral from GPs or approval from case managers.
We understand that some patients may be hesitant to engage in appointments via phone or videoconference for a number of reasons. Please contact us to discuss any concerns that you may have and we will do our best to work with you. Our practice is providing Telehealth via Covui which is easily accessed by clients by simply clicking a link sent via email by their psychologist and opening the video in their browser. You can join the video conference at the time of your appointment via your phone, tablet or computer when connected to the internet. For more information please feel welcome to visit coviu https://pr.coviu.com/coviu-support-for-patients
We also urge anyone experiencing distress related to COVID 19 to speak with their GP, our clinicians Amy and Tara or contact one of help lines listed below. Our practice is committed to supporting front line staff and those facing financial hardship where possible so please contact us to discuss your needs.
Geelong Clinical Psychologists Amy Joyce and Tara Gannon at Focused Psychology provide a full range of clinical psychology services.
Our warm, empathic, professional and skilled approach encompasses a belief that everyone has the ability to learn more helpful ways of coping and improve the quality of their life. We believe that the therapeutic relationship is key in healing and achieving meaningful and lasting change. Tara and Amy ensure asafe, non-judgemental, culturally sensitive and family inclusive therapy and uphold the highest professional and ethical standards.
We are skilled in the provision of a wide range of treatments for mental health issues and life's many challenges. We work with our clients to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties, provide a diagnosis where relevant, discuss evidence based therapy options and provide therapy to work toward improving mental health and wellbeing.
We specialise in treating adolescents and adults across:
- Mood disorders
- Trauma (including: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Complex and developmental Trauma C-PTSD and sexual abuse)
- Attachment disturbances
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Stress and burnout
- Work related concerns
- General social and interpersonal difficulties
If you are referred by a GP or Psychiatrist with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), our fees range from $180 to $190 (gap fee the patient pays after receiving a Medicare rebate is $55.50 and $63.50). Our standard consultation is 50 minutes. Payment is due on the day of the consultation and we generally can process your rebate on the day. Please note that at times, due to systems beyond our control, you may have to manually claim the rebate after your session.
We also offer bulk billing for those on a concession card or facing financial hardship. Bulk billing appointments are limited and only available during week days and during business hours(10am until 4pm).
We are also registered TAC, WorkSafe and Department of Veteran affairs (DVA) providers and accept private payment from other third parties, which must be arranged prior to your first appointment.
Please note that we accept referrals under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), however clients will need to have 'plan managed' or 'self managed' plans with regard to their psychology items:
(Therapeutic supports / Assessment, Recommendation,Therapy And/Or Training (Incl.AT) - Psychology Improved daily living skills/ 15_054_0128_1_3 )