SERVICES

As well as private work with individual clients, Christine provides psychological services to the following groups:

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Victims of crime for the Victim’s Compensation Tribunal

  • War Veterans for the Department of Veterans' Affairs

  • Workers' Compensation

 

SERVICES PROVIDED

 

Therapies provided are aimed to suit the particular client and their needs at any particular time.

 

Christine offers:

  • Psycho-education and therapy for Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Depression

  • Individual and Family Counselling

  • Relationship Counselling

  • Older Person's Mental Health Assessment and Counselling

  • Sexual Assault/Abuse Counselling

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma Counselling

  • Chronic Pain Management

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming - Master Class Level Training)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

  • IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy)

  • Schema Therapy

 

Clients are taught to take control of their lives and to accept that some of the situations in their lives cannot be changed. In this way, clients are able to acquire new skills and strategies, that enable them to progress through the therapeutic process quickly and manage their lives more efficiently. In particular, cognitive restructuring, and behavioural and interpersonal therapies are key components of therapy.

 

A structured interview is used to take a detailed history from the client. This interview ascertains previous difficulties and interventions, medications, readiness of clients to make changes, expectations of the client in therapy and capacity to participate in the process of change.

 

On occasions, it may be necessary to discuss, with clients, a further consultation with their doctor with regard to depression and possible treatment by medication as an adjunct to ongoing therapy.

We draw on rating scales, where necessary, to assist clients in management of dysfunctional thinking, anger and/or pain and to assist in the evaluation of therapy outcomes.

Frequently it is required that a diagnoses be made for the purpose of writing reports for insurance organizations and court matters. 

 

Rebates

Rebates are available from Medicare and most health funds. The amount of the service covered by health funds varies according to the cover for which you pay.

Since 2006 clients with a Mental Health Care Plan (from a GP) are eligible to receive a rebate from Medicare. This government subsidy assists clients to access professional psychological services.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In order to offer appointments to clients promptly it is necessary to operate a waiting list. To this end, it would be appreciated that you notify a cancellation by 8.45am on the day of the appointment. Except in exceptional circumstances clients may be held responsible for the cost of sessions which are neither attended nor cancelled by the designated time.

Contact us today to book an appointment or to find out more.
PHONE   0407 745 245 
FAX    (07) 3532 0267     
EMAIL   lighthousepsychologymackay@gmail.com
ADDRESS    79 Mogford Street, West Mackay  Qld 4740
9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

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