I hope you can find some peace and stillness amidst these unprecedented times. My thoughts are with you all as we traverse this uncertain and unfamiliar terrain.
Due to the current global situation, here is some information. I am currently offering face to face sessions as well as Telehealth for those who prefer this at present. Please do not attend face to face if you are unwell, have been around someone who is unwell or have recently returned from overseas travel or recognised hot spots.
ALL Australian's are currently able to access psychological services with their psychologist using Telehealth services (Phone or video call) under the new COVID-19 Medicare Telehealth items.
You must have a current MHCP in place to be able to access services under Medicare. At present you are able to get 10 sessions per calendar year (January to December) under the normal MHCP, as well as an additional 10 COVID 19 sessions, making for a total of 20 sessions per calendar year.
The platforms I am currently using for Video calls are CoViu and FaceTime (this only works for Apple users). These have been recommended as they have better security than some of the other platforms, though if you understand this and would still like to use another platform that you are familiar with, that is completely fine too.
If you do not have a MHCP in place, you will still need to pay for your session.
If you are unsure about any of the above, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Take great care.