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  • What does a psychologist do?
    In Australia, the title of psychologist is regulated. For someone to call themselves a psychologist they must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsychBA) and listed with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Registered psychologists in Australia have completed a minimum of six years of university study and supervised practice, and are required to participate in ongoing professional development to keep their knowledge and skill set up to date. Psychologists work in many different settings, across many parts of the community. At Blue Space Psychology, we work directly with our clients, using evidence-based treatment, to help them navigate challenges and live a richer, more meaningful life.
  • Do I need a referral to see a psychologist?
    No you don’t. You might have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP, but you don’t need this, or any other referral, to see a psychologist. Simply head over to our Get in touch page to reach out.
  • I have a Mental Health Treatment Plan, and am eligible for a Medicare rebate for my session. Can I just pay the gap amount?"
    No, you need to pay the full session fee at the time of the appointment. The Medicare rebate is then paid directly to your bank account, usually within 1-2 business days.
  • Can psychologists prescribe medication?
    No psychologists cannot prescribe medication.
  • Can anyone come to Blue Space Psychology?
    Blue Space Psychology see people aged 16 years and over. From our intake form, we can also determine if your needs are within the scope of our practice. Please head over to our Contact page to complete this form. If we don’t think we are the right place to help you, we will point you in the direction of someone who can.
  • How do I make an appointment?
    Please visit our Contact page and complete an intake form, and we will be in touch with you shortly.
  • What happens at the first appointment?
    It is completely understandable if you find yourself feeling a little nervous prior to your first appointment, and it is our job to try to make you feel as comfortable as possible. During your first session, we will have a discussion about what type of support you are seeking and explore the treatment options available to you. This is an opportunity for you to tell us anything you want to share, but also to ask a lot of questions too. It is important that you have the opportunity to decide if Blue Space Psychology is the right fit for you. During this appointment, relevant policies will be clearly explained to you including privacy and confidentiality, a schedule of fees, and cancellation policy. Please also ensure you bring with you any referral letters you may have. If we decide to proceed with therapy, we will make further appointments at the end of this first session.

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