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Counselling

Dr Ferguson is a registered psychologist and registered clinical hypnotherapist. She has been in private practice as a counsellor since 1994. Amanda's PhD examined what makes people engaged in their work, and how this relates to their life satisfaction and work performance.

Amanda treats most problems from clinical depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and major illness to issues of stress, self esteem, career, food and habit disorders, relationships, grief, crisis and unresolved childhood issues. She has a particular interest in helping people to gain the skills and understanding to make sustainable life changes, to find work-life satisfaction, fulfilment and meaning of life.

Amanda combines techniques including psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy and inner child therapies. She has a private practice in Mosman on the lower north shore of Sydney.

 

Psychologists and hypnotherapists follow strict ethical guidelines to protect the public. These are set out and regulated by the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Association, the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists, all of which Amanda is a member. To make an appointment to see Amanda at her private practice please call 0418 100 008.

 

SESSIONS AND FEES

Each session is 50 - 55 minuets long unless otherwise arranged. Sessions for couples may be one-and-a-half hours long. Amanda's standard consultation fee is currently $220. The fee recommended by the Australian Psychological Society is currently $238 until 30 June 2016.

 

CLAIMING FEES

There are various ways of claiming these fees: through Medicare, health insurance and tax, as per below.

 

MEDICARE REBATE

It is possible to claim this service on Medicare if you have a referral from your GP to me. Medicare allows 10 sessions per calendar year with a psychologist, and more in certain cases. The current rebate is approximately $90. Amanda is required to report back to the referring GP at the 6th session with an assessment and request for 4 more sessions through Medicare if appropriate.

 

HEALTH FUND REBATES

Most health insurance funds offer rebates depending on your level of coverage.

 

TAX REBATES

Otherwise it is also possible to claim sessions on your income tax if sessions relate to your business or career.

Ask Amanda

Amanda
How do I know if I have clinical depression?
Charles
How do I recognise if a member of my family is being bullied?
June
How long does it take to recover from traumatic events?