Our Gold Coast Psychologist is ready to help you
Do you feel anxious or highly stressed?
Are you experiencing panic attacks or other physical symptoms?
Low self confidence or low self worth?
Relationships breaking down due to repeated patterns of behaviour that simply aren’t working for you anymore?
Here at Breathe Holistic Health, our purpose is to help you deeply improve your relationship with yourself, others and life at large. Mental health is increasingly playing a vital part of living a positive enjoyable life for you and your family. Everyone has challenges along their journey and we strive to offer private professional care in a timely manner. We offer a supportive space for you to feel a sense of relief, restoration, and greater confidence to take action that’s going to change your life for the better.
Our Psychology team is passionate about helping you develop new and useful skills and strategies that help you understand, explain and change your behaviours, emotions and mental processes that affect your health and well-being. Many people continue to experience increased positive gains over time, long after the sessions end.
How we can help
- We look at the mind-body relationship as a whole. This unique approach often aids in a rapid reduction of symptoms
- Our psychologist works with you to help you achieve the best possible health outcomes
- Initial appointments are guaranteed within 48 hours
- We bulk-bill your first two visits to make sure that you are in the right place with the right person. This is only available when your doctor has provided a Mental Health Care Plan Referral (MHCP) (see below)
- Psychology care is available to people with private health cover, individuals, couples and families with Direct HiCaps claiming onsite for Private Health Funds and Medicare rebates. Please contact your provider for your details as cover varies from fund to fund.
Counselling and Psychology Services to suit your needs
Our Psychologist has a special interest in providing effective relationship/couples counselling, family counselling and individual counselling for a range of other health conditions such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, crisis, post-traumatic stress and abuse recovery.
Research has shown that there is a link between chronic pain and conditions such as trauma, depression, anxiety and stress and that Integrated health care, such as that offered by co-operating practitioners at Breathe Holistic Health, may be very effective in the treatment of these conditions.
Common Disorders we work with include:
- Depression, Anxiety, Phobia, Sleep Disorders
- Trauma, Loss and Bereavement
- Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse Recovery
- Mid-life Crisis, Life-Transition readjustments
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Emotion Management ( Anger, Stress, Guilt, Shame)
- Cross Cultural Adjustments. (fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese in addition to English)
- Couple, Relationship Counselling
- Emotional and Physical Abuse
(Please note that some of the above may not be covered by Medicare – Please consult with your GP in this regard)
Symptoms you may be experiencing
Below is a list of commonly experienced conditions. If you have one or more of these conditions, our team can help you take the first steps.
You could also speak with your GP as you may qualify for a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) referral for a Medicare rebate for up to 10 consultations within a calendar year.
The following are common symptoms of depression and anxiety, however, to be diagnosed with either of these conditions as a medical clinical disorder, multiple criteria have to be satisfied. Please ensure that you consult with your GP or a Psychologist to be properly and professionally diagnosed.
Lack of motivation, low energy, short attention span, hesitant decision making, poor concentration, short term memory impairment, indifference, bored, irritable, intolerant, sleep disturbances, feeling helpless, feeling unimportant, impaired social/work/relationship/sexual functioning, avoiding the world and contact with others, weight gain or loss within a short time, suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Fear of the unknown, uncontrollable feeling of dread, excessive worrying, stress, nervousness, stress headaches, trouble breathing/outbreaks of panic, dry mouth or throat, chest pain; shaking, dizziness, numbness or tingling, pounding heart, sweating, diarrhoea, stomach knots, fear of dying, fear of going crazy, fear of being out of control.
** first check with your doctor to make sure that there is no physical cause for your symptoms.
What can I expect when I visit?
Upon arrival at our Broadbeach practice, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff and asked to complete some information and consent forms prior to commencing your initial session. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for this. We also ask that you provide your Medicare card and, if applicable, your private health card to us upon your first visit. If you have been referred by your GP, please bring your referral letter (Mental Health Care Plan) with you so that you are able to claim the Medicare rebate. Your psychologist will then guide you to the consulting room to commence your initial session.
Our AHPRA registered psychologists provide evidence-based treatment tailored to your individual needs. Care starts with an initial assessment to help our team understand your specific health goals, and develop a recommended care plan to suit your needs. We use state-of-the-art technology and assessment questionnaires to track your outcomes throughout treatment and ensure we’re helping you reach your desired health goals.
We have on site claiming for both Medicare and private health funds. You will be expected to pay at the time of your visit so it is important to bring your Doctor’s Referral and your Medicare and Private Health Fund cards.
Our Fees (fees apply as of 1st January 2019)
Patients WITHOUT a Mental Health Care Plan (Doctors Referral)
You do NOT need a doctor’s referral to attend a Psychologist. If you have a Private Health Fund Plan that covers psychology, you will be able to claim your rebate on site. (Note that Health fund rebates vary and you should enquire with your Fund)
Initial Two Consultations – $110 each. |. Subsequent Consultations. – $160 each.
Patients WITH a Mental Health Care Plan (Doctors Referral)
Initial Two Consultations – Medicare rebate only with no gap fee. |. Subsequent Consultations – $75.20 gap fee after rebate.
Couples Counselling. $185 per session
(Couples counselling is not covered by Medicare although you may individually qualify for an MHCP if experiencing the symptoms described above. You would need to discuss your personal symptoms with your doctor)
If you are in circumstances of financial difficulty or hold a concession card, you may discuss this with our psychologist for her consideration at the time of your initial appointment.
|With GP Mental Health Care Plan||Without GP Mental Health Care Plan|
|Initial Two Sessions||Bulk Bill Only||$110 per session (check private health plan for rebate)|
|Subsequent Sessions||$160 per session – $75.20 after rebate||$160 per session (check private health plan for rebate)|
Please advise our psychologist if you hold a concession card