Firstly, well done for taking the step to seek out support. It can sometimes feel overwhelming to know how best to access a service for the first time, so we are here to help you work out which referral option will suit you best.
There are a few different options depending on what your needs are, and where you are located. These are outlined below.
If you are unsure as to which referral is most suited to you, please contact us on (03) 6701 5227 and we can have a chat with you to work what is the best option and to book you in for the next available appointment.
Session fees are paid on the day of the appointment and can be paid by cash or credit card. Appointments not attended, or cancelled less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee.
You do not need a referral to access this practice for individual or couples counselling as a private client.
There is no limit to the number of sessions you may have, however, Medicare rebates are not available for this service.
Mental Health Care Plans
This plan is completed by your GP and allows you to access an initial 6 individual sessions with Medicare rebates. Upon completion of the initial 6 individual sessions, and following a successful Review with your GP, you could receive another 4 sessions of individual psychological services (i.e. total of 10 sessions per calendar year).
Your GP will determine your eligibility for this plan. Should you wish to discuss this with your GP, please ensure that you book a long consultation.
Although a Medicare rebate can be claimed, there is a gap fee for this service.
Non-directive Pregnancy Support Counselling
This referral is completed by your GP and is available to any female currently pregnant who has been pregnant in the previous 12 months.
This service can be for parenting, health or relationship concerns as well as including many pregnancy-related issues, such as:
– Making decisions and exploring possible options about her pregnancy
– Coming to terms with unexpected outcomes (e.g., stillbirth, miscarriage, genetic
conditions, problems at birth, birth trauma, cot death etc)
– Dealing with a variety of feelings related to her pregnancy, birth or early months of
being a parent
– Discussing pregnancy with others (e.g., partner, children, parents, religious or
Flinders Island & King Island communities – Our practice has some funding to support people living on Flinders Island and King Island to access a free clinical mental health support service. Please contact us directly to find out more about this program, and current waiting times to access appointments.
Robyn is able to offer the opportunity to access counselling using a secure videoconferencing service. Depending on your need and location, you may be eligible for a medicare rebate for this service if you meet the requirements of living in a rural and remote location. Please contact us for more details.
Employee Assistance Program
Some employers may refer you or your immediate family members counselling support and assist with costs associated with visits.
We are currently registered with a number of local businesses across Northern Tasmania as well as some National EAP companies, and are happy to discuss accepting referrals for new businesses wishing to access EAP services with our practice.
We can provide on-site support and advice on managing difficult workplace cultures, conflict and
behaviours through informal and formal reviews, facilitated meetings, team building,
coaching/support/debriefing and supervision for managers and staff.
Please contact Robyn directly to discuss the challenges you are experiencing in your workplace to see what service options might best suit your needs.
Robyn offers professional supervision services to a range of allied health and medical professionals. This can be as a private client, or supported by your workplace. Please contact Robyn to discuss your supervision needs.