About Us

We are Clinical Psychologists registered with the Psychology Board of Australia who provide psychological interventions to adults. Our goal is to help individuals meet their life and work challenges in a personalized, non-judgmental manner.

We have extensive counselling and clinical psychology experience in public and private practice since the 1990's, working with a wide variety of emotional difficulties using empirically-based approaches. We match treatment to suit clients individual needs. We are highly skilled in working with clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

We are members of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

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Our Expertise

We have more than 25 years of experience each working with adults in therapeutic settings specialised in the treatment of:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Panic Disorder

  • Perinatal Depression & Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Complex Trauma / PTSD

  • Chronic Pain

  • Health Related Problems

  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues

  • Grief & Loss

  • Sleep Difficulties

  • Relationship & Family Issues

  • Low Self Esteem & Confidence

  • Life Crisis

  • Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders

  • Anger Issues

  • Attachment Issues

  • Work Stress

  • Personality Disorders

  • Victim of Crime

Our Team

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Dorota Wachala

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Agata Kowalczyk

( Agi )

Our Services

We offer in person appointments as well as telehealth appointments (either via phone or video conferencing).

 

We use eclectic approach tailored to individual needs using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed Counselling, Motivational Counselling, and Supportive Counselling.

We specialise in Perinatal counselling and Parent-Infant therapy using Watch, Wait and Wonder, Marte Meo, Tunning into Kids, and Circle of Security treatment approaches.

We are accredited to provide services through Medicare, WentWest Primary Health Network, NSW WorkCover, Motor Accident Compensation Scheme,  Victims Services and Private Health Insurance.

What to Expect

The first session is usually about getting to know you and talk about the issues that concern you. Often a goal is then set that may become a focus of subsequent sessions.  

The number of sessions will vary depending on your needs. Some clients benefit from a couple of sessions while others may need 10-20 sessions. Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly or less frequent at a later stage of therapy.

Sessions are usually 50 minutes in duration. 

We make sure that our clients have absolute privacy and confidentiality and any information will only be released with consent.  

FAQ's

Do I need a referral to see a Clinical Psychologist?

You do not need a referral to see a Psychologist and can ring up to book an appointment. However you cannot get a Medicare rebate without a GP referral.

How do I access the Medicare rebate for a Clinical Psychologist?

You need a GP Mental Health Care Plan and a referral letter specifying the number of sessions your GP is referring you for (usually 6) to access the Medicare rebate. At this moment, due to COVID-19 pandemic individuals are entitled to a Medicare rebate for up to 20 sessions per calendar year (until June 2022).

How much does it cost?

Our fees are well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Our standard rate is $190 per session for face-to-face appointments and $180 for telehealth sessions. We are Medicare service providers and individuals with a GP Mental Health Care Plan are entitled to $128.40 per session rebate from Medicare. Rebates are also available from some health funds.

 

We offer reduced rates, see clients under the WentWest Primary Health network or at times bulk-bill if they are on Centrelink benefits and/or are experiencing financial hardship. Please discuss your circumstances with us when booking your first appointment.

Contact Us

Co-located with Northmead Dental,

233 Windsor Rd, Northmead NSW 2152

Free parking is available in surrounding streets,

for example on Ventura Rd 

 

T: 0403 770 042 (Agi)

T: 0403 768 749 (Dorota)

 

F: (02) 9634 8227

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