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.).

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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.

Our Values

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*:

  • $136.35 per session with a Clinical Psychologist

  • $92.90 per session with a Clinical Psychology Registrar/Psychologist


Individual Therapy

As of March 2024, the following fees apply:

Clinical Psychologists

  • Initial assessment – $300 for 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost of $163.65* with a MHCP)
  • Subsequent appointments – $260 per 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost of $123.65* with a MHCP)

Clinical Psychology Registrars/ Psychologists:

  • Initial assessment – $256 for 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost $163.10* with a MHCP)
  • Subsequent appointments- $216 per 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost $123.10* with a MHCP)

Principal Clinical Psychologist:

  • Initial assessment – $332 for 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost $195.65* with a MHCP)
  • Subsequent appointments – $292 per 50 minute consultation (out-of-pocket cost $155.65* with a MHCP)

No weekend or afterhours appointments available.

Other Therapies:


Initial appointment – $105 for a 60 minute consultation

Subsequent appointments

30-45 minutes – $85
50 – 60 minutes – $105

Please note, Neurofeedback is 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)

Funding options we are currently unable to accept:

  • WorkSafe claims

  • NDIS

  • VOCAT claims and reports