Kate Atkinson is a Registered Psychologist and is available to meet with for individual counselling appointments and one on one parenting support.
Kate has experience in counselling parents and children, working with people with disabilities and mentoring. She is a mother of two children and is passionate about supporting parenting so they can feel more in control and confident and enjoy their time with their children.
Topics discussed with individuals or couples can include:
- Behavioural issues
- Communicating with your baby, toddler, child and partner
- Tuned in Parenting- being available even when you’re busy
- Developing a secure attachment
- Parenting styles and how to develop a style that suits
- Dealing with exhaustion
- Preparing for the new baby
- Anxiety and Depression
- Relationship issues
Topics discussed with children can include:
- Handling your emotions
- Social skills and how to interact with others
Kate has completed numerous professional development courses around attachment and parenting. She presents the 123 Magic and Emotional Coaching course to groups and on an individualised basis. Kate is a member of APHRA and you may be able to obtain a rebate from Medicare (with a referral from a GP) or from your Private Health Insurance (depending on your level of cover and fund).
FEES AND REBATES
Private Health Insurance Rebates
Many private health insurance funds provide a rebate for services provided by a Registered Psychologist. We encourage you to contact your health insurance fund to find out whether your policy covers services provided by a Registered Psychologist. Our Psychologist is a registered providers with most private health funds. Unfortunately, HBF currently does not provide a rebate for services provided by Registered Psychologists.
In order to obtain a rebate from Medicare, your General Practitioner or Psychiatrist must complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan with you and refer you to a Psychologist. You will need to bring a referral letter from your doctor to your appointment with the Psychologist. Once a Mental Health Treatment Plan and referral letter have been completed by your doctor, you will be able to obtain a Medicare rebate of $83.25 per session, for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. You must visit your referring doctor after attending 6 counselling sessions, to ascertain whether further sessions are appropriate under your Mental Health Treatment Plan and if so, you may be referred for a further 4 sessions.
You will not be able to claim any rebate from Medicare unless your doctor has completed a Mental Health Treatment Plan prior to your counselling appointment. Please note that Medicare rebates are not available for couple/family counselling sessions, even if you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan.