In 2020, many of us have realised that looking after our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health. There is no longer a stigma attached to seeking mental health support, and it’s okay to put your hand up and say ‘I need help’.
Ramsay Psychology St Leonards has opened a purpose-built Mental Health practice with eight experienced psychologists under the one roof. These experienced and trusted psychologists provide therapy sessions for individuals (children, teenagers and adults), couples and families, to assist through life’s many challenges.
Ramsay Psychology St Leonards has been designed to make it easy for you or members of your family to seek counselling in a stress-free environment. Their practice is a calm space. You don’t need to panic about parking or parking inspectors as they have free visitor parking for all patients.
ITC asked Ramsay Psychology St Leonards to tell us about the mental health services they offer.
Why Visit a Psychologist?
Sometimes, our ability to cope in daily life is impacted. This can affect the way we think about ourselves, relate to others and interact with the world around us. This may cause challenges in our work or school life and in our relationships, preventing us from living a fulfilled life with confidence.
A psychologist is trained to perform a detailed assessment of your mental health and to work with you to help identify what’s going on for you.
A good psychologist can help you to develop tools and strategies to manage and cope with life events and mental health conditions or symptoms in both the short and long-term.
Some of the key benefits of seeing a psychologist include:
- Unbiased support
- Identify and address self-defeating thoughts and unhelpful thinking patterns
- Master effective coping strategies and develop your inner resilience
- Understand and better control difficult and impulsive behaviours
- Manage your stress more often and more effectively
- Improve communication with others and the quality of your relationships
- Build healthy boundaries
Seeing a psychologist can feel like stepping out of your comfort zone. Ramsay Psychology St Leonards knows this, and we work with you to make you feel comfortable. Ramsay Psychology seeks to provide a service for you or your loved one that is hopeful and encouraging, by focusing on strengths, fostering growth and building resilience.
Our experienced psychologists are flexible, compassionate and personable, working with you to create plans that support long-term management of mental health issues.
We assist people of all ages with a diverse range of issues. This includes things like:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child Anxiety Disorders
- Childhood Concerns
- Chronic Illness Effects
- Eating Disorders
- Family Counselling
- Grief and Loss Concerns
- Panic Attacks
- Parenting Matters
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Pre and Post Pregnancy Emotional Challenges
- Relationship Concerns
- Stress Management
- Substance Abuse
Who can Ramsay Psychology St Leonards help?
At Ramsay Psychology St Leonards, our experienced and trusted psychologists provide therapy sessions for individuals (children, teenagers and adults), couples and families, to assist through life’s many challenges. People’s challenges can vary greatly. At Ramsay Psychology, our team has the depth and diversity to support most mental health challenges.
Meet Our Psychologists
Find Out More About Each Psychologist here.
How Do I Know I Am Seeing the Right Psychologist?
It’s important to find a psychologist that is well trained in your area of concern and one that you connect well with and trust.
Ramsay Psychology St Leonards have a team of psychologists from a variety of backgrounds. They are qualified to deal with a range of life issues. Each also has their own special areas of interest and experience.
Our friendly support team have been trained to match you up with a psychologist who suits your needs. They know our team inside and out and will point you in the right direction. Some people like to look online others call Ramsay Psychology to learn about the psychologist who is the best fit for them and take this information to their GP. Others may prefer to have their GP make the referral out more generally to ‘Ramsay Psychology’ and then call Ramsay Psychology to be matched up to the psychologist who is the best fit.
What’s the Difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?
A psychologist is trained to perform a detailed assessment of your mental health and to work with you to help identify what’s going on for you. Psychologists assist people with everyday concerns such as stress and relationship difficulties, as well as mental health issues. Psychologists use evidence-based “talk therapies” to help people to develop skills to cope with difficulties and to prevent on-going issues. You do not need a doctor’s referral to access a psychologist.
Psychiatrists have completed a medical degree and further training and study related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Psychiatrists specialise in the medical treatment of mental illness and can prescribe medication. Some psychiatrists combine medication with therapy and most require a GP referral.
How Do I Make a Booking?
The best way to book an appointment is to call our friendly team on Phone: 1300 171 715.
Both face-to-face and video conferencing appointments are available.
You do not need a referral from your doctor to make a booking; however, a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan will mean you’re eligible for a rebate (see below).
How much does it cost?
If you have a referral from a GP or a psychiatrist for a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you will be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate for a portion of your session fees. This is $128.40 (for a clinical psychologist) and $87.45 (for a general psychologist) per individual session for up to 20 sessions per calendar year.
After we have processed your payment, we can process your rebate for you via our online system. Medicare advises us that these funds will appear in your bank account within 2-3 business days.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance that includes psychological counselling as extras cover you may be eligible for a partial rebate. It is recommended that you contact your individual insurance provider for further information about your individual coverage.
We also see self-funded clients, DVA and those who have an accepted claim with an insurer.
Where Are You Located in St Leonards?
Ramsay Psychology St Leonards is on the ground floor of Northside Group St Leonards Clinic, 2 Frederick Street, St Leonards.
Please enter through the lobby and take lift No.5 down to the ground floor.
How Do I Access the Car Park?
To access the car park, you will turn off Frederick Street into Northside Clinic. Immediately, you will see a sign that says ‘visitor parking’. Straight ahead is the entrance to the car park, where there is a boom gate for you to collect your ticket. To receive free parking, please have the ticket validated at Ramsay Psychology reception.
Address: Ramsay Psychology St Leonards Ground Floor, 2 Frederick Street, St Leonards.
Phone: 1300 171 715
Email: [email protected]
This is a sponsored post. Thank you to Ramsay Psychology for supporting In the Cove.