If you wish to make a booking, you can use the links on each person’s page where you will be able to see your expert’s exact availability, or go here Online Bookings
Most clinicians at WPS are able to provide rebates through the Medicare system. Most private health funds also provide rebates for a variety of therapies: check with your individual fund.
Clinicians at WPS set their own fees. Clinical Psychologists Paul Ward, Katherine Russell-Smith and Alicia Handley charge $235 for a 50-60 minute consultation, with discounts for holders of current pension or health care cards. The Medicare rebate applicable is $128.40 per session. Payment can be made at the start of the session by Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS or in cash. Rebates are processed by WPS for you automatically. Our other clinicians charge different fees and our staff can discuss these with you.
Our psychologists, social workers, art therapists and counsellors work with a wide variety of clients. In the past, they have worked in hospital settings, in prisons, in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, in schools, and of course in private practice. They have also operated in office environments helping people with career transitions, bullying issues, and the everyday issues that are so common in our lives.
Around 30% of WPS’s clients are children. Government agencies and schools refer young people to WPS, and of course parents seek out our assistance directly too. We employ experts who excel in forming strong working relationships with younger clients, whose parents are often very doubtful that they will ‘open up’ and talk about their issues.
Often we will find ourselves playing Jenga, Minecraft, or Nintendo Wii during sessions. Kids tend to talk as they play. While they are being distracted by the game, young clients will not generally realise how much they are disclosing, venting and processing.
We would love to hear your story.