Professional and confidential support
Help is available…you do not need to struggle on your own. Counselling (also called Focused Psychological Strategies) can help with many concerns such as depression or mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, adjustment issues, family conflict, personality disorders, life crisis, trauma and emotional fatigue.
Focused psychological strategies can also help with positive events such as choosing a direction in life or reaching your full potential.
To assist those in the health care industry experiencing emotional fatigue as a result of the pandemic, with a referral from your Medical Practitioner:
- Sessions will be Medicare bulk billed if conducted via Teams, Zoom or Messenger.
- Offer is available in January|February|March 2022.
- Appointments available during the day and evening to support those working shift work.
- Once referral has been received via fax or email, an appointment will be offered within 24 hrs
- Medicare bulk bill for health care workers is available to any one (with a referral) working in the health care industry anywhere in Australia.
Email Dr Rhonda Emonson PhD for further confidential information [email protected]
All other counselling sessions with a referral from a Medical Practitioner:
- Sessions are conducted via ZOOM|Messenger or Teams
- Reduced fee only offered for January|February|March 2022
- Each session is charged at $50.00 in addition to the Medicare rebate-that means you will only be out of pocket $50.00 per person per session which is a significant fee reduction to assist with those being disrupted due to the pandemic.
- Appointments available business and after hours
Assistance available for local, national and international clients
Within a Australia, if you have a referral from your Medical Practitioner, you can receive a rebate from Medicare for assistance with Depression and other Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Problems, Adjustment Issues, Family Conflict Personality Disorders, Life Crisis, Trauma.
If you are seeking help with drug, alcohol or currently remaining in a family violence situation, I do not have expertise in these areas.
The same level of professional support is available for international clients via ZOOM or telephone although a Medicare rebate is not available unless you are an Australian resident.
If an international client and booking online, please book in Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Medicare will assist with fees
First make an appointment with your Medical Practitioner
Tell the Receptionist you need an appointment to get a referral for counselling (they need to book a longer session). Your Medical Practitioner can fax referral to 02 6013 9646 OR you can email the referral to [email protected]
It is necessary to provide the referral to Dr Rhonda Emonson (PhD) at Mediation, Coaching and Counselling at least 3 days prior to your first session so that a file can be made up for you.
If more than one person is attending for counselling, each will need their own referral.
For further information on Medicare rebates visit: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au
How many sessions?
If you have a referral from a Medical Practitioner, the amount of sessions will depend on what your Medical Practitioner suggests. Generally, plan for about six sessions once a fortnight, although it is often possible to have 20 sessions as a result of the pandemic.
If a particular appointment time suits your other commitments, it is best to book several sessions ahead at that time and this can be done online for up to 4 weeks ahead of your first session. After the sixth session, we discuss whether further sessions would be helpful and at that time, a letter is written to your Medical Practitioner giving him/her an update on your progress. To secure your session, the fee must be paid (online) at the time of the booking unless you are being bulk billed.
Each person is different, there are no rules about the number of sessions although we aim for less, rather than long term sessions. Each session is 50 minutes in duration.
Appointments are available either during the day or after hours by appointment. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please let me know and you may be bulk billed + pay a small fee.
How much will it cost?
There are two options, each supporting you to access professional counselling.
OPTION ONE: With a referral from your Medical Practitioner, you will have an out of pocket expense of $50.00 with remainder of your session fee payable by Medicare. BUT, the referral must be received by Dr Emonson at least 3 days prior to your first session. Sessions can be booked by clicking on ‘Booking’.
OPTION TWO: For those that prefer not to have a referral from their Medical Practitioner (or are international clients), the same professional service is available. However, without a referral you take responsibility for the full session fee.
OPTION THREE: For the months of Jan|Feb|Mar 2022, any one working in the health related disciplines will be bulk billed providing they have a referral from their Medical Practitioner and that referral is received via fax or email at least 3 days prior to first appointment. OPTION THREE is available to any health worker in any part of Australia.
Sessions can be booked by clicking on ‘Book now'.