We are a team of caring and professional Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Psychology Registrars dedicated to helping our clients find solutions to a variety of psychological and emotional challenges, in order to live their most meaningful lives.
Approach Psychology and COVID-19
The coronavirus outbreak has brought about rapid changes to the ways we live and work. However, we want to reassure you that we are still here and ready to provide you with support and assistance.
What does this mean for clients?
- Some appointments may be conducted using a video conferencing system (‘telehealth’). If you do have your session via telehealth we will provide you with full instructions of how to get yourself set up.
- Telehealth psychology sessions for clients with a Mental Health Care Plan will attract the usual Medicare rebate (until 30 September 2020). Please see our Fees & Rebates page in the FAQ menu.
- When seeing clients face-to-face, we have appropriate hygiene practices and physical distancing in place. However, we ask that no client experiencing – or living with someone experiencing – flu-like symptoms attends the practice. If you are not well enough to attend work or school, please contact us to reschedule your appointment.
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What happens at an appointment?
Answers to some of your questions about what happens at a psychological therapy appointment.
What about fees and Medicare or Private Health rebates?
Answers to questions regarding our various fees, rebates, and how payment and claiming takes place.
Can I see a clinician without a referral?
You do not need a referral to access psychological services at Approach Psychology. However, if you are interested in seeking a rebate through Medicare, please see the ‘What about fees and rebates’ section to the left on this page.
Do I really need therapy?
We recommend that individuals seek therapy if they feel as though the emotional or psychological difficulties they are experiencing begin to impact on their functioning in daily life (either at work, during study, socially or in relationships). The difficulties don’t need to be extreme or chronic for clients to benefit from psychological help. If you are unsure whether or not you should seek help, please feel free to contact us and our friendly reception staff will answer your questions.
What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?
Psychologists and Psychiatrists both work in the area of mental health; however, there are some important differences:
- Psychologists’ university training focusses specifically on understanding human behaviour, and on the assessment and treatment of psychological problems. Psychologists are not able to prescribe medication (although they often work with clients who are on medication).
- Psychiatrists have medical degrees with specialist qualifications in psychiatry. As such, they are able to prescribe medication and some combine this with other forms of therapy.
Please note that we are not able to offer crisis services.
If you feel at risk of suicide or of harming yourself (or someone you care about is at risk), please immediately call
- The NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011511,
- Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service Mental Health hotline on 1300 302 980
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- The Police Dept. on 000, who can direct you to an appropriate mental health service.
Alternatively, please go to the emergency department of your closest hospital. The hospitals nearest to Gordon are:
- Hornsby Kuring-gai Hospital – Palmerston Road, Hornsby, Ph: 02 9477 9530
- Royal North Shore Hospital – 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards, Ph: 02 9926 7111
- Sydney Adventist Hospital – 185 Fox Valley Way, Wahroonga, Ph: 02 9487 9000