Patch has opted to self isolate, however, can continue to offer telehealth sessions via video and audio call. With a Mental Health Care Plan, these sessions are covered under new, time-limited COVID-19 Medicare items which are eligible for the same rebates as Better Access items. Privately paying therapy and supervision sessions are also available by videoconference or phone.
Patch has been working as a clinical psychologist since 2010 in public youth mental health, child/developmental, health psychology, headspace, and hospital-based outpatient group therapy. He has trained in and worked with a range of evidence-based therapies, however, his passion, both personally and professionally, is with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
It is extremely important to Patch to be genuine in therapy and in life, and to create a trusting space with his clients. Patch wants change to happen and this trust and warmth facilitates honest and challenging work that enriches lives and decreases suffering in the long term. Patch works part-time splitting time with family/parenting and ‘life’ which helps him to invest in his work fully when there.
ACT is a versatile model and Patch uses ACT and the underlying theories regardless of the person and type of pain and suffering that may be experienced. He has particular interests in: relationships; family work; psychotic-spectrum experiences; adjustment to life events; anxiety; depression; body image issues. Patch is also an accredited board-approved psychology supervisor.
The ACT of Living, 203 High St, Northcote, Vic 3070
A minimum of 24 hour’s notice is required for cancellations. Less notice than this means we will have to charge you a cancellation fee.
Duration of sessions: 50mins.
Skype and telephone sessions are also available.
$180 per session
Payment must be made immediately after the consultation. There are no exceptions.
We accept: Visa, Mastercard, Cash or Cheque. EFTPOS facilities are available on site.
Rebates & Referrals
Medicare rebates are available, however a GP referral is necessary. To obtain a Medicare rebate you will need to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan and referral from your GP. Otherwise, if you have a treating psychiatrist, she or he can provide a general referral letter. If you haven’t yet obtained a referral, we may be able to recommend General Practitioners in the local area whom we already work with.
Please check with your private health insurance fund to see if counselling is covered. This especially applies to Skype and phone counselling which are only eligible for Medicare rebates if you live in certain rural or remote areas.
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