Abbotsford Psychology

Techniques and modalities
I work in a holistic way and use traditional evidence-based methods in my practice that includes: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. With a background in research, I am passionate about keeping up-to-date with evidence-based practices and contemporary research/ techniques.

If you are frustrated with a lack of progress or have been unable to work through blocks, EMDR may be very effective for you.
This therapeutic response was founded in 1990 and since then, over 30 randomised control studies have validated its effectiveness. It has also been recognised by the World Health Organisation as a powerful psychological approach to release psychological distress.

Treatment focus
My approach is focused on working with my clients to understand the factors contributing to their distress or concern and developing a plan together to address the concern. My particular skills and interests as a Psychologist are in assisting people to address psychological issues such as fears and worries, low mood, trauma, interpersonal relationship difficulties and workplace stress and bullying.

Psychological Therapy

50 minutes

$160

If you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, you will receive part payment back. If you have a health care card or are a student with a concession card, and if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, costs for psychological therapy will be bulk-billed.

Private Health Funds mostly provide rebates for psychological services.These rebates can vary according to your Health Fund and your level of cover. It is advised that you contact your insurer for more information.

Fees for psychological therapy are payable at the end of each counselling session. Credit card facilities are available. Please note that a minimum notice period of 24 hours is required if you need to cancel or change an appointment.

You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your therapy. In order to receive a Medicare rebate, you must be referred by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. It is possible to receive a Medicare rebate for 10 sessions of Psychological therapy with a Psychologist. For more information, a Medicare Factsheet has been made available by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). If you meet the criteria your GP will prepare a Mental Health Care Plan which you will bring to your first session of Psychological therapy. After six sessions of therapy, you will be required to return to your GP, who will review the Mental Health Care Plan and you may be eligible for a further four sessions of counselling. The Medicare rebate can be processed in our office at the time of payment.

Please call 0434 399 548 or email katemcdonaldpsychology@gmail.com for further information or to make an appointment.

Dr. Kate McDonald

Abbotsford Psychology

Please call 0434 399 548 or email katemcdonaldpsychology@gmail.com for further information or to make an appointment.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology (MAPS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Services

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Kate is available at the Four Seasons Wellness Centre on Saturdays between 8.30 am — 5.30 pm.

Four Seasons Wellness Centre
305 Johnston Street
Abbotsford, Melbourne Victoria

 

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