What Is Psychological Therapy?

When challenges overwhelm us we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves and others and confused about where we want to go. Psychological therapy can help us find tools to overcome these challenges.

I am an endorsed clinical psychologist specialising in mindfulness-based therapies. I combine these with other effective evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Gottman Couple’s Therapy to treat a range of issues including:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and bipolar
  • Anger
  • Eating issues
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Sleep problems
  • Academic/work performance
  • Relationship difficulties

I recognise that every person who comes to see me is an individual, with their own unique personality and innate strengths. Because of this, I design a new therapy for everyone I work with, drawing on their innate resources as well as a number of evidence-based techniques and approaches. Together we will quickly get to the core of your issue, set clear goals for treatment and use practical techniques right from the first session.

Fees & rebates

The standard fee for 50 minutes is $200, payable at the end of each session by card, cash, cheque or bank transfer. A reduced fee may be negotiated for concession card holders or people experiencing genuine financial hardship.

You may be eligible for a rebate of $124.50 per session from Medicare. This requires getting a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP (book a double appointment with your GP to discuss this further).

Rebates can be claimed by (1) using the Medicare app (2) sending the receipt in with a Medicare claim form or (3) taking the receipt to a Medicare office.

Some private health funds also offer a rebate. Check with your provider for more information. I am also registered to provide services under Workcover.

Book a session

Please note that due to high demand I currently have a waiting list of around 3 to 4 months. I am happy to put you on it, but if your issue is urgent you may wish to ask your GP to refer you to another psychologist or use the APS Find A Psychologist service.

In the meantime, you may wish to do my six-week Mindful Stress Reduction course. It will give you practical tools for improving your mental health and is an excellent adjunct to therapy.

I offer therapy sessions Mondays and Tuesdays 11am to 7pm (last appointment at 6pm) and Thursdays 8am to 1pm (subject to availability).

Contact me on 0422 830 633 or hello@drrichardchambers.com to book a therapy session or for more information about my mindfulness programs.

Location

I am located at 272 Church Street Richmond.

Parking is located nearby on Church Street and surrounding side streets. Please check local parking restrictions as some areas require tickets.

  • The 48 and 75 trams run along Bridge Road (from Flinders Street station). Get off at stop 18.
  • The 78 and 79 trams run along Church Street (from South Yarra station). Get off at stop 61.