MyClinicalPsych is a private clinic located in Woonona. It provides family focused psychological services including assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children aged 0-12 years and parents/carers experiencing mental health conditions that range from mild to complex. In particular, there is a focus on treatment that improves the emotional wellbeing of parents and their infants before and during pregnancy, and the three years following the birth of a baby.
Evidenced based psychological therapy is available as brief or long term treatment, tailored to meet the needs of the client. The client’s family is included in the initial assessment stage, especially for young clients, in order to establish a well-informed view of the client and their needs. Treatment may then proceed for the family or individual, depending on considered benefits to the client.
Therapeutic interventions are available to assist people experiencing: anxiety or anxiety and stress related difficulties; mood and emotion regulation disorders; adjustment difficulties associated with grief and loss; and attachment and relationship issues.
Dr Phoebe Carter
BA (Grad Dip Psych), D Psych (Clin)
Psych. Reg. Number PSY0001301306
Dr. Phoebe Carter is a clinical psychologist with advanced training and 11 years experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological difficulties experienced by children and families. Phoebe is trained in Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Phoebe’s therapeutic work is strongly influenced by attachment theory and family systems theories, which she utilises when working with children and their families.
Working from a client-centred perspective, Phoebe uses the therapeutic approach she believes is best suited to the client and their strengths.
Phoebe brings acceptance, hope, compassion, and warmth to her therapy sessions. Although Phoebe enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem, she is especially passionate about working with parents before and during pregnancy, and with children and their parents in early childhood. Her special areas of training and interest include parent/child relationships, challenging life transitions, adjustment issues, infertility, antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety, grief and loss issues in the perinatal period, and stress management.
Phoebe also provides supervision to registered health professionals and trainees currently completing their training. She has published in the area of cognitive impairment, late-life depression, personality disorder, trauma and expressive language difficulty.
Medicare rebates available with a Mental Health Care Plan from a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The first consultation is for 60 minutes. This time is spent gaining a comprehensive understanding of current difficulties. Treatment options and a treatment plan will be discussed and tailored according to yours or your families needs. Ongoing consultations are 50 minutes in duration and can be arranged on a weekly, fortnightly or needs basis.
Parents bringing children for therapy will be involved in sessions to some extent. The proportion of time parents are present during sessions will depend on the child’s age and presenting problem. The psychologist will use their clinical judgement to arrive at the best treatment approach for the child, and this will inform the level of parental involvement required.
Often clients expect that therapy will generate positive emotions. While this is always a long-term treatment goal, it may not happen straight away. Therapy may involve remembering unpleasant events and tolerating difficult emotions in order to move forwards in therapy.
Exploring and understanding our thoughts, feelings and behaviours alongside a trusted health professional, can help to make desired changes in our lives, improve wellbeing, and encourage positive relationships.
REFERRAL AND MEDICARE REBATE
You do not need a referral to attended MyClinicalPsych however a referral from your GP or Psychiatrist under a Mental Health Care Plan entitles you to a Medicare rebate.
With a minimum Medicare rebate of $124.50 available for up to 10 sessions per calendar year, your out of pocket expence is reduced by a minimum of 70%. You can claim a rebate from your private health fund, provided you have appropriate cover.
Please feel free to contact me at if you would like to make an appointment.
All scheduled appointment times are reserved in advanced and set aside for you. If you miss an appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, a cancellation fee of $120 may be charged. This fee cannot be claimed through Medicare or private health cover.
13 11 14
(National 24 hour telephone counselling service for all ages)
1800 551 800
(National 24 hour telephone counselling service for children and young people in Australia)
1300 1300 52
(Parentline is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children aged 0-18 in NSW)
(A 24 hour helpline to report children at risk of harm)
Alcohol and Drug Information Service
1800 422 599
(24 hour helpline for anybody seeking assistance with alcohol or other drug use)
Mental Health Line
1800 011 511
(A 24 hour helpline staffed by mental health clinicians. They can provide recommendations for treatment, and put you in contact with appropriate mental health services)