GP referrals are not necessary to make an appointment with our Psychologists however, if you're supported by your GP, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate, which can significantly reduce out-of-pocket expenses. We also offer private health fund claims.
Contact us for further information about Psychological Services, Ph. (02) 6656 4765.
Jane Franke, Principal Psychologist PSY0001621250
Jane has over 20yrs experience working with children, adolescents and their families in primary and secondary schools, high needs behavioural intervention settings and private practice. She has completed a Masters degree in Child and Adolescent Welfare, undergone extensive training in the assessment and counselling of children and adolescents and has been invited to be a guest lecturer for Southern Cross University. Jane has extensive experience with psychoeducational assessment and working with individuals living with neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), gifted and talented presentations and behavioural disorders. Working closely with paediatricians, family GP’s and schools Jane works for the better of all clients to ensure optimum development opportunities. As a mother of two, she also enjoys working with parents to increase their parenting confidence and to improve their emotional connection with their children.
Catherine Collopy, Registered Psychologist PSY0002019017
Catherine has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Professional and Clinical Psychology and is an experienced teacher and psychologist. Catherine began her working career as a teacher of children, adolescents and adults in both the education and private sectors and later became a teaching principal. Seeing a need to assist people with mental health concerns Catherine returned to university to complete a master’s degree in professional and clinical psychology. Catherine is skilled in working with individuals across the life span who are experiencing a range of mental health concerns including autism spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety disorder, drug and alcohol related mental health concerns and behavioural disorders. Catherine is trained in the assessment of individuals with learning and intellectual disabilities, as well as autism spectrum disorders and behavioural disorders. As an elite athlete in her early life, Catherine has used sports psychology to enhance and achieve a high degree of sporting success in her career and has used this knowledge in helping people with performance anxiety to work towards successfully achieving their performance and sporting goals. As the mother of three adult children, Catherine is passionate about helping people from across the life span address their mental health concerns and improve their quality of life.
Alice King, Registered Psychologist PSY0002034078
Alice has diverse experience working with people across the lifespan. She has worked with children across a variety of educational and care settings, from early childhood through to senior high school and university entry. As a psychologist in occupational rehabilitation, workplace manager, and Lifeline Support Worker, Alice has worked with adults from all walks of life as they navigated unplanned life transitions and mental health concerns. As part of her psychology honours degree, Alice conducted research with older adults to gain understanding of mature adults’ mental health needs and what contributes to improved quality of life and wellbeing. Using collaborative, strength-based modalities tailored to each client’s specific needs, Alice provides compassionate understanding in a warm, supportive environment. Trained in a range of therapeutic modalities including: Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Sandtray Therapy, Alice’s work is trauma informed and incorporates attachment theory, establishing a basis for understanding children’s and adults’ behaviours and thoughts.
Alice is an accredited facilitator of Circle of Security and Bringing Up Great Kids programs.
Alice's work with children reflects her natural creativity, and is based on the knowledge that play is how children process their experience of the world, practise mastering difficulties, and effectively (and efficiently) learn and integrate new knowledge and meaning. Children communicate worries and difficulties through the language of play that they are unable to articulate through words. Alice works with parents and carers to provide psychoeducation and strategies to support and nurture their children.
Alice’s practice is inclusive and she welcomes clients from diverse backgrounds and presentations.
FEE SCHEDULE JANUARY 2021
As we are committed to supporting our community we have ensured that our rates remain well below the Australian Psychological Society's recommended fees for psychologists and have maintain session fees below the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) price guide.
Please find our 2021 Fee Schedule attached below.
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