Berry and Reynolds Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES IN MONA VALE, ON SYDNEY'S NORTHERN BEACHES

FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, ADULTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

We provide psychological services for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. The client’s family will be 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 is often predominantly individual, however families and significant others are invited to join the therapy sessions when it is likely to benefit the client. For more information please see our What To Expect page.

 

Treatment Approach

Our team of psychologists is skilled in evidence-based practice including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Trauma-Informed Therapy. We pride ourselves on tailoring our therapeutic approach to ensure each client receives the model of care that is best suited to them and their strengths. 

 

Referral Types

A referral is not required to receive psychological services. You can pay for appointments yourself or seek a rebate through your private health fund without seeking a referral. However, if you wish to claim a rebate or access services through a government-funded program, a referral will be required.

We accept the following referral types:

Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme
This is the well-known Medicare-funded program in which individuals with a diagnosed mental health issue can receive a rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. In order to access the rebate you will require a Mental Health Care Plan (often simply called a referral) from your GP. Please see our Fees & Rebates page for more information.

 

Psychological Access Plus
This is a government-funded program that aims to make psychological services accessible for Australians in need, with no cost to the client. We are registered providers for the Psychological Access Plus General Pathway and Suicide Prevention Pathway. Please see your GP for a referral.

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
If you hold a Gold or White DVA card you can access our psychological services free of charge. Please see your GP for a referral.

 

WorkCover NSW
We are registered providers of psychological services for WorkCover NSW. If you have suffered a workplace-related injury or disease and you are making a claim through the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme, please speak to your caseworker about seeking psychological support and see your GP for a referral.

 

NSW Motor Accidents Scheme
We also provide psychological services through the NSW Motor Accidents Scheme.  This scheme is for individuals who have suffered an injury through a motor vehicle accident, and are insured with a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurer. Please speak to your CTP insurer and see your GP for a referral.

 

Privacy Information

All psychological sessions and all client records are confidential. This means that information about sessions is not shared with anyone but the client, and records are not accessed by anyone other than the psychologist. This ensures that children and adolescents have a safe space to share information.

If it becomes necessary to discuss a case with another professional, family member or other person, we will ask for your consent. Information will not be released to any individual without having first obtained permission from the client.

However, there are three exceptions in which a psychologist is obligated to breach confidentiality. These are:

  • Any disclosure which suggests that a child is at risk of harm

  • Any disclosure indicating that an individual (the client or other) is at risk of physical and/or criminal harm

  • A subpoena from a Court of Law to supply information

In the event of any of these issues arising, except in the most serious cases, every effort will be made to contact the client before taking appropriate action.