It is a normal human experience to have low moods from time to time. We all have periods in which we feel a bit sad, maybe a bit tearful and overwhelmed. However, for some people, that low mood can be intense and be persistent and prolonged. Depression is more than just an occasional low mood and is something that requires medical attention and care to work through.

Clinical depression involves low mood and a lack of interest and enjoyment in things that have previously given you joy, for most days in at least a two week period.

There are also common physical symptoms, behavioural effects, thoughts and feelings present in people experiencing a depressive illness. Symptoms of depression can often lead to problems in your work life, social life, family and relationships.

There are different kinds of depression that may require different approaches. The common theme is that the sooner you seek help the better. Treatment options may include anti-depressant medication and psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other forms of talking-based psychotherapies.

If you are in crisis and at immediate risk of hurting yourself or other people, or you have those concerns about a loved one, please call 000 or access one of the services offering 24/7 support such as:

Lifeline (13 11 14,
Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467,
Beyond Blue Support Service (1300 22 4636,
MensLine Australia (1300 78 99 78,
Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800,


What fees can I expect?

Fees are payable at the time of your appointment. Face to face appointments require payment, in person, at your visit. This payment can be made via credit card, debit card or EFTPOS. Telehealth consultations also require payment at the time of your visit via credit card. Once payment is made, you will be issued with an invoice including the item number for the service provided and my provider number. This will allow you to access a Medicare Rebate for your session.

Medicare rebates can be obtained by using the Express Plus Medicare App or via your Medicare Online Account on mygov. Visit our fees and referral page for more.

Are there appointments available out of work hours?

Typical opening hours are from 8-5pm. Telehealth appointments are available and after hours appointments can be arranged on occasion by speaking with me directly.


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