Connected Psychology is located in Wheelers Hill in South East Melbourne. Brenda Taylor is the principle psychologist counselling adults, children and teens, offering a caring, professional space to focus on your health and wellbeing. Brenda values connection, empathy, and genuine support and using up to date knowledge.
Brenda sees people across the life span and is highly trained in counselling with many years of practice. Her approach is warm, empathetic but with a strong emphasis on evidence-based treatments. Currently appointments can be telehealth (online) counselling online or face to face. Her main areas of interest are:
- Tuesday 1pm to 5pm
- Thursday 10am- 6pm
- Online may be available outside these times, please enquire
Counselling for Children and Teens
Counselling provides space for children work through their feelings and develop skills to encourage self-regulation, empowering them to handle their own emotions. Brenda offers social skills groups, testing and assessment for cognitive and social functioning too. Counselling for children focuses on the child and the family. Read more…
Assessments such as WISC-V, ABAS-3 and Vineland are available, as well as support letters for NDIS.
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Counselling for Adults
Counselling for adults includes a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology and Trauma CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. After an inital assessment session, we will discuss a treatment plan to suit you. Counselling can help you progress on issues such as anxiety, social anxiety, anger, parenting, divorce, grief and workplace issues and relationships. Read more…
Online and Telehealth Sessions
Online appointments can be an excellent option for a number of issues, especially if you don’t want to leave your home.
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Currently you can access counselling and still have a Medicare rebate for counselling until September 2020, which can be online or on the phone. A Gap fee does apply.
Bushfire online counselling
If you live in a rural or remote area, you may not be able to easily access mental health services. You’ll be able to get counselling and support through video telehealth services. You’ll get a Medicare rebate for this service, but a gap fee applies. You don’t need a new mental health care plan referral to access these services and they are up to 10 sessions.
The services are available to anyone whose mental health has been affected by a bushfire which occurred in the 2019-20 financial year, and are not restricted to people living in areas directly affected by bushfire.
Patients can access up to 10 individual mental health services in a calendar year (provided by any combination of eligible providers). A diagnosis or referral are not required to request these services.
Services received under the government’s Bushfire Response initiative do not count toward a patient’s quota of services under the Better Access initiative.
NDIA participants are able to have telephone or skype appointments in place of face-to-face appointments. If you are an NDIA participant and you feel this is a good option for you, please get in contact.
If you are in immediate distress please call 000 as we are not an emergency service or look up https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/crisis-management