Consulting and Clinical Psychology Clinic

Consulting Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists have studied human behaviour while completing a psychology degree and have undertaken advanced supervised training or a Masters/Doctorate degree in psychology to allow them to practice as a Psychologist and register with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Psychologists provide evidence-based therapeutic strategies, including those based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness.  For those who meet eligibility criteria for services under the Medicare Benefit Scheme and have a valid referral, rebates for services may be available.  There can sometimes be confusion with the title of Psychiatrist; Psychiatrists hold a six year degree in Medicine and have undertaken advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness/emotional problems and can prescribe medication.  Some may combine medication with other forms of therapy.

Provisionally Registered Psychology Clinic

HeadwayHealth Services believe that it is essential to assist with the training of professional psychologists and offer placements for Provisionally Registered Psychologists who are undertaking this training. Provisionally Registered Psychologists are closely supervised by one or more qualified and experienced Registered Psychologists.  A Provisionally Registered Psychologist has a degree in Psychology and is currently completing further study through a post-graduate professional psychology course.  We offer placements to those completing a Masters level degree program through Charles Sturt University NSW; the program involves time studying and time working under supervision while on placement within various settings.  Provisionally Registered Psychologists charge a reduced fee for services.  Medicare rebates do not apply.

Counselling Clinic

Counsellors offer support and strategies to assist those dealing with stresses in life, which may include anxiety, low mood, stress, low self-esteem, relationship issues or work-related issues, depending upon their own expertise and training.  Counsellors have a different education background and training to Psychologists and Psychiatrists, and it is important to understand the differences and who can best support your needs.  To find out more about the Counsellor who provides services with HeadwayHealth visit: Terri Faroe  In regard to training, counsellors may bring a diversity of backgrounds in their training and experience to their practice, which may or may not include a Diploma or Bachelor or Masters Degree, or specific training in an area of practice.  As counselling is not a government regulated profession in Australia, those seeking the support from a counsellor should look at the counsellors training, qualifications, experience, and membership of a recognised regulatory body such as the Australian Counsellors Association ACA as these may mandate levels of professional development and practice supervision.  Services are privately billed and Medicare rebates do not apply.  Please check with your counsellor and Private Health Insurer if they provide any cover.

 

Dietetic and Nutrition Clinic

To learn more please see : Jane Freeman – HeadWayHealth

Find the right fit….

Connection and rapport is essential in developing a therapeutic bond, and it is important to feel heard, respected and that you can work well with all members of your care team. Please let us know if you would like to meet an different practitioner or we can assist you to access additional supports and services.   We welcome feedback on all aspects of our services to support us to provide the best care to all of our clients.