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Information for referring GPs and other professionals

Psychology Melbourne has a team of highly qualified clinical, counselling, health and other registered psychologists, many of whom have specialist qualifications. They employ CBT and other evidence-based strategies.

Our practice takes a number of additional measures to ensure better client outcomes by:

  • Increasing the likelihood of a strong therapeutic relationship
  • Using feedback-informed therapy to track client progress
  • Responding promptly to remedy any issues

We offer and highly recommend an initial matching session, which our research has shown significantly improves treatment outcomes.

While we accept direct referrals to any of our psychologists, we strongly recommend our personal matching service.

In the 30-minute personal matching session, we assess and fit the client to what in our judgment is the best therapist for their individual needs.

Our methods allow us to significantly reduce the fall-out rate and improve the effectiveness of therapy.

Our psychologists also offer testing and assessment tools when required as a diagnostic aid and to support the therapy process.

Why refer to Psychology Melbourne

  • We provide additional training for our clinical staff, and employ best practice resources (including the URICA readiness for change assessment and client feedback monitoring) to optimise client outcomes
  • Where appropriate, we match each client with the most suitable therapist
  • We maintain high levels of practice by ensuring our clinicians stay abreast of current mental health developments
  • Several of our psychologists speak languages other than English.
  • We have 10 locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria
  • We offer affordable Medicare-rebatable group classes to support conventional therapy and we provide the client with useful tools, including electronic tools, and strategies

Making a referral

We can accept referrals under the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative or ATAPS.

Under Better Access, eligible patients can receive Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual counselling sessions in a calendar year and 10 group sessions in a calendar year. Under ATAPS, eligible patients can receive Medicare rebates for up to 12 individual counselling sessions in a calendar year and 12 group therapy sessions in a calendar year, with an additional six sessions in exceptional circumstances.

All referrals by GP’s and other health care providers must be submitted with a Mental Health Care Plan.

  • We accept referrals by hand delivery from patients, email or fax, or if necessary by post.
  • We are in the process of establishing secure electronic messaging facilities and will record details on this page of our website once complete.

Appointments

Patients are offered the earliest available appointment at a location that is convenient to them.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment contact us on our Live Chat or phone (03) 9629 1001 or send us an email via our contact form.

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