Here Are Some of Values
You’ll need to place your trust in us. We won’t lie to you. If we don’t have the right person to help you, we’ll tell you. If we think we can help, we’ll talk it through with you and, if you want us to, then we’ll arrange it.
There is a cost to quality mental health care. We will work with you to try to provide the most cost effective route for your situation. We’ll always try and keep the cost to you as low as we can.
- Freedom from shame
Many people feel ashamed of experiencing psychological difficulties and illnesses. We have seen and heard from people from all walks of life, from celebrities and business leaders to the homeless, and we know that there is no shame in finding life difficult – it happens to all of us from time to time.
Kelvin treats a broad range of psychological presentations including: Post-traumatic stress disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders, Stress disorders, and Relationship Issues.
Kelvin’s therapeutic approach encompasses scientific methodology with care and compassion.
Of note, Kelvin can assist with WorkCover claims, Comcare claims, Pre-sentence reports and Independent medical examinations within his area of expertise.
- Psychology Board of Australia
- Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Australian Psychological Society
- Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
- Bachelor of Science (psychology major)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
- Medicare Provider Number: 4778662Y
- WorkCover Provider Number: P0006302326
- Comcare Provider Number: P34783926
Protecting your privacy is of the utmost importance.
All psychological services maintain confidentiality for all clients seen. Clinical records cannot be accessed by any third party without written consent. All services are in accordance with state laws.
Information revealed in therapy, even the information that you have made an appointment, is not disclosed to others unless you provide written authorisation for that information to be released.
The exceptions to this practice are:
- When the psychologist believes you present an imminent danger to yourself or others.
- When the life or safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered.
- When the psychologist believes that a child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect or exploitation.
- When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.
- When a client becomes gravely disabled.
- If you are a minor (under the age of 18).
Clients are encouraged to address any questions or concerns about this important issue during the initial session.
Please note that e-mail is not a confidential medium for communication. Because we are concerned about protecting our clients’ privacy and cannot ensure confidentiality of e-mail communication, Kelvin does not use e-mail to discuss clients’ clinical issues.
Yes many clients can claim a medicare rebate.
In order to claim a Medicare rebate you need to make an appointment with your GP who will conduct an assessment. If you meet the relevant criteria, the GP will complete a Mental Health Care Plan which can provide access of up to 10 rebates within one calendar year.
If you are claiming a rebate under the Mental Health Care Plan it is a requirement that your GP receives a summary report after 6 sessions. This report contains general information about the presenting problems and what assessment and treatment methods have been implemented. Once your GP has received the progress report, a further 4 sessions can be activated after you have reviewed your progress with your GP.
Yes, we have many patients who came to us as private referrals.
A private referral is where you refer yourself without speaking to a GP.
Private referrals do not require a mental health plan for you to see Kelvin and do not have the same restrictions that a Medicare referral has, however there is no rebate available.
Many of our clients came to us as WorkCover referrals.
WorkCover referrals require an assessment from your general practitioner that pertains to work related incident/s that consequently result in psychological injury.
Just like a physical injury a psychological injury left untreated can result in long term psychological issues. It is recommended that if you have been subjected to a psychological injury that you consult with your general practitioner and follow the claims process for treatment as soon as practical.
Level 1 Watkins Medical Centre
225 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000
0404 733 782