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. The aim is to work with you to become connected to life, to others, to yourself.
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 there is provision for telehealth (online) counselling online via Medicare for those who need to self isolate or are affected by COVID-19 or are affected by Bushfires. Counselling is also offered for:
- Monday- 10am to 5pm
- Wednesday 10am- 2pm
- Thursday 10am- 5pm
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. We offer 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 and Vineland are available, as well as support letter 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. We assess you and this results in a treatment plan to suit you. All our psychologists are highly trained and will work with you to get 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. I can offer you appointments online for a number of issues especially for anxiety, depression, parenting issues and relationships issues. These appointments can be paid for privately and are confidential.
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Currently there are some additional Medicare funding for people who meet the isolation criteria, which can be online or on the phone. There is a reasonably strict criteria for these appointments, so please let me know if you are wanting to take advantage of these appointments (these will be bulk-billed). If you do not meet the isolation criteria, you are still welcome to request for your session to take place over the phone/Zoom.
IBushfire 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 instead. You’ll get a Medicare benefit 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.
NDIS particiapants are able to have telephone or skype appointments in place of face-to-face appointments. If you are an NDIS 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