Psychology

New Extended Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8am – 8pm

Friday: 8am – 6pm

Saturday: 8am – 1pm

Sunday: Closed

Our practice handles a broad range of family medicine.
All our doctors have a number of specialised interests.

Psychology

We are pleased to announce our new Psychologist, Deb Henderson. Deb provides psychological treatments, therapy and counselling for children, adolescents and adults. She sees patients on Mondays (4:30 to 6:30pm) and Wednesdays 8:30 am to 1 pm).

People who are suffering from depression feel sad most of the time and have less energy to do things they used to like doing. Everyone has days when they feel down, but if you are feeling like this most of the time, and for more than a couple of weeks, then it is time to get some help.  

If you are not sure whether you or someone you care about needs some extra help, some signs to look for include:

  • Being withdrawn more than usual
  • Not wanting to do things you/they previously wanted to
  • Sleeping more or less than normal
  • Complaining of a lack of energy
  • Not eating as much as you/they used to

For most people, Depression is highly treatable, and the earlier you commence treatment the more successful it is likely to be. Deb uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and supportive counselling to assist those who are suffering from Depression.

Behavioural issues can cause particular problems at school and in the home environment during childhood. Causes can vary, but some of the more common developmental issues that can result in behavioural problems include:

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a developmental disorder characterised by a difficulty in self control. This can be manifest in impulsive behaviour, difficulties in keeping still, difficulties in decision making, problem paying attention, poor organisation and time management. Children with ADHD may struggle with social connections and formalised schooling. Therapy for ADHD includes parent training, behaviour programs, social skills and organisation skills.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) – The autism spectrum describes a wide range of behaviours. Children with high functioning ASD (previously called Aspergers) can find it difficult to understand social cues and the nuances of non-verbal communication. They find changes in routine difficult and can be extra sensitive to noise, touch or smell. Children with ASD are likely to struggle making friends and become overwhelmed in a chaotic environment. Therapy for ASD often includes social skills training, education for family members and behaviour management training.

Vaccination

We provide comprehensive vaccination services. Childhood vaccines are provided free by the Department of Health. Some adult vaccines are also for free to high risk groups eg. Flu vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine for over 65’s

Travel and other vaccines are available by prescription. Please purchase vaccines immediately prior to your appointment and give to reception when you arrive. We will place them in the fridge to preserve their integrity.

Reminders

We firmly believe in preventative medicine and so to that end we have a number of reminder programs in place. If you wish, you can be included in these according to your needs. These recall programs include immunisation and pap smear testing. We also participate in State and Federal reminder systems as appropriate.

Bulk Billing

Bulk billing is extended to patients over 75 years & children under the age of 16. All other consultations incur a fee,   please read the 2022 schedule of fees for more information.

Allied Health Professionals

Tracey Fleischner, Podiatrist Alternate Mondays : 8 – 12pm

Deb Henderson, Psychology Monday 4.30pm – 7pm, Wednesday 8.30am – 2pm

Michael O’Hara, Psychology Tuesday and Thursday 4pm – 7pm

Kellie Bilinski contact the clinic for details

Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology

Collection Centre

Monday to Friday: 8 – 2pm