KARRINYUP CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE
Dr. Deborah Gardner | Clinical Psychologist
Karrinyup Clinical Psychology Service Building in the Perth northern suburbs

What We Offer

AREAS OF ASSISTANCE

We all face various challenges at different stages of our lives.  We all want to be happy, or at least happier than we may currently be.  Clinical Psychology has a long history of assisting people through these challenges as they move toward their desired goals.  The approach taken by the clinical psychologists at the Karrinyup Clinical Psychology Service is a positive and practical one based in sound research yet one that applies specifically for you, your circumstances and the person you are.  The Karrinyup Clinical Psychology Service psychologists seek to provide a warm and accepting situation in which to improve the quality of your life.
 
Because we are all individuals, the process of therapy will advance individually for you and your needs. Generally, at your first appointment we aim to understand what has been troubling you, and how you wish to move forward.  We may ask about aspects of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships to assess what has been creating and sustaining your current difficulties, what you have done so far to try to manage them, and how you see life free of them.  Our clinical psychologists will offer you practical, evidence-based strategies to begin to make the changes you want.  A treatment plan will be presented and discussed for any future sessions so that we can insure we work together to best reach your goals.
 
-   Depression
-   Anxiety
-   Grief and Loss
-   Relationships
-   Life Crises
-   Behavioural Problems
-   Health Related Issues
-   Pain
-   Trauma
-   Many of the other life
     challenges that we all
     encounter
 
-   Or for people wanting to
     enhance or improve their
     quality of life
 

The Therapy Approach

The  clinical psychologists at the Karrinyup Clinical Psychology Service are skilled in a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches that can be adapted to best meet your needs and desired outcomes as quickly and as effectively as possible.  These include well-established, evidence-based, solution-focused therapies such as:
 
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • And others

Referrals and Rebates

If you have Ancillary Cover with a private health insurance fund (such as HBF, HIF, Medibank Private), you may be able to claim a rebate for Clinical Psychology services.   As rebates vary from fund to fund and the scale you are on, please contact your own health fund for the latest rebate rates for item number AO70.  A doctor’s referral is not generally required for these rebates.
 
Medicare may also provide rebates but only on referral from your medical practitioner with a Mental Health Care Plan (item number 2710). Please discuss this with your doctor if required.