Helping you navigate life's challenges

NOW IN TWO LOCATIONS

VALE MEDICAL PRACTICE BROOKVALE

CLARKE ST CROWS NEST

ABOUT

Balanced Living Psychology is the vision of Principal Psychologist, Christina Farrell who wants to help adolescents and adults navigate the challenges they face in life.​

 

Christina is a qualified and experienced Psychologist. She is kind and caring in her approach and loves helping clients achieve their goals and improve their life. Before she was a psychologist, she had many careers in the corporate world and understands the demands of balancing intense career and family pressure. Christina has an Economics degree, MBA, Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) degree with Honours in Psychology, and a Master of Profession Psychology. She is currently undertaking her Doctorate in Psychology focusing on Teenage social media usage and its impacts.

 

Balanced Living Psychology SPECIALISE IN THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF:

  • Low Self-esteem

  • Self-harm

  • Couple Therapy

  • Personality Disorder

  • Sleep Problems

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Behavioural Problems

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Addiction (Drugs, Alcohol, Technology & Gambling)

  • Life Coaching, Career Challenges, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Relationship Problems

  • Eating Disorder

  • Adolescent Counselling

  • Grief & Loss

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Hoarding Disorder

  • Anger Problems

  • Suicide

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Suicide

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Family Stress including Separation and Divorce

Although these are the more common issues people see a psychologist for, you may be experiencing another problem you’d like to discuss with one of our psychologists.

 

Fees and

Rebates

Standard Fees

  • Initial Consult 60-90 minutes $220

  • Standard Consult 50 minutes $180

  • Couples and marriage counselling $200

  • Reduced rates available due to special circumstances and agreed at time of booking 

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) 2018-2019 Recommended Schedule of Fees has set the standard 45 to 60 minute consultation fee at $251. 

 

https://www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/about-psychology/what-it-costs

Medicare GP Referral

Medicare rebates of $86.15 per session for Registered Psychologist for a total of 10 sessions per calendar year when you obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Please enquire with Balanced Living Psychology in regard to accessing a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan

Private Health Fund

Rebates are available for clients with a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan, or through client’s private health fund.

Rebates on psychological services are dependent on your health fund and your level of cover. Please enquire with your health fund for specific details. Medicare rebate and private health fund can not both be used together only one.

Payment is made at the end of each session and is available via eftpos and credit card.

Rebates can also be provided immediately via debit card.

 
 

THE CLINIC

CONTACT

Crows Nest: Suite 206, 8 Clarke St

Brookvale: Vale Medical Practice, 1A                            Cross St

+61 9901 3090

Opened 6 Days: 

Monday, Tuesday Friday: 9-6pm

Wednesday and Thursday: 10am - 9pm

Saturday 2-6pm

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