children, adolescent, couple, family
Sessions run for 50 minutes and are available in two formats: on a 1-to-1 basis, and as couples or as a family.

Therapies used
Silvia implements appropriate evidence based approaches that best meet the needs of her clients. Silvia utilises the following therapies:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Solution Focused/Brief Therapy

The full fee for a standard 50 minute consultation is $176.
Individuals with a health care card may be eligible for the ATAPS Program that offers free psychological services to specific groups (see below).

Medicare Rebate
Medicare provides support to individuals through a variety of rebate programs. Your eligibility for this support will be determined and co-ordinated by your family doctor. To check if you are eligible, please contact your GP.
Under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative, conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, GAD, Adjustment disorder, conduct disorder, bereavement disorder, PTSD, ADHD, ADD and sleeping, eating disorders amongst others, can claim a Medicare rebate.
If you have a valid referral from your doctor, you can claim a Medicare rebate of $86.15 for each 50 minute counselling session. Up to 10 rebates can be claimed per year. In such cases, clients’ out-of-pocket cost for each session will be $89.95.

ATAPS Clients
The ATAPS program (Access to Allied Psychological Services) provides psychological services for Healthcare Card holders, children under 12 years of age, as well as individual at risk of suicide and self-harm. These individuals may be referred by their GP for short-term psychological support (up to 12 sessions) at no cost to the client if they fit the eligibility criteria set out by ATAPS.

Counselling is available for individuals presenting with:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Behavioural Issues
  • School Issues and School Refusal
  • Self Esteem Concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Issues (e.g. Separation and/or Divorce)
  • Social Skills Concerns
  • Communication and Parenting Issues
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Bullying
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (e.g. Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Academic Performance
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Panic Disorder
  • Stress Management Issues
  • Work Issues
  • Intellectual Disabilities