Psychology

About Psychology

A psychologist is a mental health professional with a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology. They will also have additional training to supplement their formal training.

Psychology training in Australia usually focuses on Mental Health skills training and in particular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches. However many psychologists extend their training and experience to utilise additional approaches such as psychodynamic work and integrated well-being approaches.

Psychology is regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and is eligible for medicare rebates, a mental health care plan through a GP can give access to some subsidised sessions with a psychologist. Costs can be quite high without this.

Voula Antoniadis
(Senior Psychologist & Consultant)

B.A.(Hons. Psych) Grad.Dip.Psych.Prac. Grad.Dip. Bus. Admin.

Voula achieved a milestone of 30 years as a Registered Psychologist, in 2020, having first become registered in 1990.

In her many years, Voula has accrued extensive experience in counselling, therapy and assessment, both vocational and clinical. She has an interest in assisting individuals with their personal, educational and career development and working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress and pain disorders as well as dealing with interpersonal issues, including relationship and marriage counselling. In the last ten years she has had a particular interest in trauma, abuse and domestic violence, as well as bullying and harassment within the workplace and in schools. She has also undertaken vocational assessments with job and career recommendations as well as preparing numerous psychological assessment and treatment related reports. She is also an accredited Workplace Trainer and Assessor. She is experienced in running training sessions, support groups and conducting individual and family counselling, and she has supervised provisional psychologists and a team of registered psychologists.

A significant component of her work has been medico-legal in nature, including independent assessment, file review, report preparation, as well as occasional court appearances as an expert witness. Voula has operated within the workers’ compensation arena since 1989, and also, has extensive experience assisting clients who have motor vehicle accident insurance claims, income protection insurance claims and in family court matters.

David Evans
(Psychologist)

LLB, BBSC, MPsych(Clin)

David believes in a holistic therapeutic approach that strives to understand the context that underpins a person’s presenting difficulty. He has previously worked in private practice and community mental health settings. David provides individualised therapy, drawing from his experience using the modalities of CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, Transactional Analysis, cognitive remediation therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Briony Lock
(Psychologist)

DipHypn, GradDipPsych, BAPsych(Hons)

Fees for psychology consultation

Service / Procedure SERVICE FEE FOR
MEDICARE CARD HOLDERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CARE PLAN
SERVICE FEE FOR PENSION CARD HOLDERS & STUDENT CARD HOLDERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CARE PLAN SERVICE FEE FOR NON MEDICARE CARD HOLDERS OR PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS
Psychology Consultation $160.00
(Medicare rebate $89.65, gap $70.35)
$109.65
(Medicare rebate $89.65, gap $20)
$160
  • Private Health Insurance cover applies based on the individual’s coverage for non-Medicare covered sessions.
  • You can opt for in person or telehealth consultation based on your eligibility. Please call the practice for further details and make appointment bookings.

 

Please call the practice or search from Healthengine for making appointment bookings.


Payment by Visa, EFPOTS, Hicaps Available

*Note: A non-attendance fee of $35 for GP consultations or 50% of consultation fee for non GP consultations will be applied if you:
– do not attend,
– reschedule within 3 hours for GP consultations or 24 hours for non-GP consultations prior to your scheduled appointment time,
– cancel within 3 hours for GP consultations or 24 hours for non-GP consultations prior to your scheduled appointment time.
This fee will need to be paid prior to your next consultation.

Welcome

Upcoming fee changes:

With effect from 1st July 2022, we will be implementing a new fee structure for consultation on Saturday. A minimum gap fee of $20 will be applied to ALL consultation on Saturday to cover higher staffing cost.
Mixed Billing policy for consultation on WEEKDAYS remain unchanged. Kindly refer to the website for more info.  

Covid-19 Vaccination
Vitality Healthcare Medical Centre is currently offering both Covid-19 Vaccine - Pfizer, Pfizer (5-11y/o) & Novavax to Medicare Card holders.

You can book the Covid-19 vaccination appointment online or call us @ 8359 2911

Face Mask
Please be advised that FACE MASKS are now mandatory at Vitality Healthcare Medical Centre with effect 29th June 2021.

All patients are required to wear FACE MASK while you are attending medical appointment until further notice. Our doctors will not issue mask exemption letter to any new patient.
Thank you for your understanding and your help in keeping the community and our staff safe.

Thank you.
Welcome

Upcoming fee changes:

With effect from 1st July 2022, we will be implementing a new fee structure for consultation on Saturday. A minimum gap fee of $20 will be applied to ALL consultation on Saturday to cover higher staffing cost.
Mixed Billing policy for consultation on WEEKDAYS remain unchanged. Kindly refer to the website for more info.  

Covid-19 Vaccination
Vitality Healthcare Medical Centre is currently offering both Covid-19 Vaccine - Pfizer, Pfizer (5-11y/o) & Novavax to Medicare Card holders.

You can book the Covid-19 vaccination appointment online or call us @ 8359 2911

Face Mask
Please be advised that FACE MASKS are now mandatory at Vitality Healthcare Medical Centre with effect 29th June 2021.

All patients are required to wear FACE MASK while you are attending medical appointment until further notice. Our doctors will not issue mask exemption letter to any new patient.
Thank you for your understanding and your help in keeping the community and our staff safe.

Thank you.