The Southport Central Psychology Team is lead by Rosalind Philp.
Rosalind is a highly experienced Medicare-endorsed specialist Clinical Psychologist with more than 40 years experience across the health industry. She provides a supportive and confidential environment for a range of psychological and support services.
Southport Central Psychology’s practice is located at private, purpose-built rooms at Southport, Gold Coast, Australia. Rosalind is also a nationally accredited Mediator, registered with the Australian Association of Mediators.
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From November 1st, 2011 the Federal Government has reduced the number of Medicare funded sessions to a maximum of 10 per calendar year. Some people may require further treatment, and they could then access private health insurance rebates when applicable.
See more information on medicare rebates here and more information on on medicare and psychology services in general here.
Clients are encouraged to speak with Rosalind about any financial barriers they may have to accessing treatment.
In certain hardship conditions, a reduced fee can be arranged.
Clients may elect to claim rebates from their private health fund. However, the government does not allow both types of rebates to be claimed for the one session. Please advise if you would prefer to claim through your private health fund.
Group sessions may also attract Medicare rebates.
First time clients who book online via this website are asked to contact Rosalind directly to confirm an initial appointment by (secure) pre-paying. At least 24 hours notice must be given to cancel any appointment to avoid a cancellation fee.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, including: Coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge, and dealing with depression, anxiety or the effects of stress
A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
Generally, therapy starts with a comprehensive assessment process where we learn about your current situation, stresses and challenges. A brief but comprehensive history about your family and previous stressors is also taken. Safe, respectful and caring, Rosalind shows you she understands what is happening for you, and a mutual understanding of presenting problems is achieved. From there, we move together to sort it out and change things. Rosalind’s offices are located in purpose-built rooms, conveniently located in the Southport CBD, with easy access by car and public transport. First time clients who book online via this website are asked to contact Rosalind directly. At least 24 hours notice is required to cancel any appointments please.
If you are referred by your General Practitioner under a Mental Health Care Plan, Medicare will provide a rebate of at least (depending upon safety net status) $124.50 for each session. This leaves a gap of around $110.