A safe place to grow
About Breathe Psychology
Providing trauma-informed care
We are trauma-informed – we are a team of professional, passionate and caring Psychologists who share a passion for Trauma-informed mental health care.
Trauma-informed mental health care means that all members of the Breathe team understand that trauma is a pervasive condition and endeavor to create an environment that fosters recovery and safety rather than one which may inadvertantly retraumatise or stigmatise an individual.
We are evidence-based – research demonstrates that an evidence-based approach to the assessment, formulation and treatment of mental health disorders, is essential for ensuring the best outcomes for people experiencing mental health challenges.
We use scientifically supported psychometric measures, keep up to date with the latest research and only use empirically supported treatment approaches (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ‘CBT’, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing ‘EMDR’, etc.).
These evidence-based approaches are ideal for working with relatively mild presentations such as low mood, low self-esteem, mild anxiety/social anxiety, work/life balance and adjustment to changing life circumstances (e.g. relationship break up or change in employment circumstances).
Notably, it is essential for the proper treatment of more severe presentations such as PTSD, complex and developmental trauma, dissociative symptoms, as well as chronic depression and more severe anxiety disorders.
We care – our thorough assessment allows us to assess the whole person in order to understand the ways in which past experiences have impacted on each individual’s ability to experience physical, psychological and emotional safety in their day-to-day lives. We understand that no two people are the same, and ensure that we tailor these evidence-based approaches to each person’s individual characteristics and needs.
We are welcoming
We foster a compassionate and caring environment. We are committed to providing a non-judgemental, nurturing and inclusive service for all – clients, practitioners and staff.
We are progressive
We research and integrate cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments and aim to heal the whole person; mind and body.
We aim to be best-in-class
We strive to be an industry benchmark for client outcomes, delivery of services, innovative technology and staff satisfaction.
We are respectful
We act on the core principles of safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, growth and empowerment.
Referrals and Fees
Referrals and Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)
We require you to obtain a referral from your GP in order to access our services even if you do not plan to get a MHCP.
You can also consult with your GP to see if you are eligible for rebated sessions under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme via a MHCP. If eligible, you can claim the following per consultation for up to 10 sessions per calendar year*:
$131.65 per session with a Clinical Psychologist
$89.65 per session with a Clinical Psychology Registrar/Psychologist
As of July 1 2023, the following fees apply:
Clinical Psychologists – $260 per 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost of $128.35* with a MHCP)
Clinical Psychology Registrars/ Psychologists – $216 per 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost $126.35* with a MHCP)
Principle Clinical Psychologist – $292 per 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost $160.35* with a MHCP)
No weekend or afterhours appointments available.
*Medicare rebates for FY23/24 are yet to be confirmed. These out of pocket costs are based on the current rebate provided by Medicare.
Neurofeedback $85 per session
Virtual Reality (VR) $120 per session
Please note, Neurofeedback and VR are not eligible for rebated sessions through Medicare. There may be other funding options available via NDIS or Private Health. Please speak with your povider to seek approval.
Other funding options
As we are a small private practice we are unable to invoice third parties to collect payment for your appointments. If you wish to utilise other funding options, you will need to pay us in full on the day, and seek reimbursements from your chosen provider.
Funding options which may cover all or part of your consultation fee that we accept are:
Private Health Insurance
TAC (gap fees applies and must be self managed)
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Funding options we are currently unable to accept:
VOCAT claims and reports