Counselling can help

There are times when we all struggle. This can happen because of a loss, a failure, or some unexpected event. Other times problems can sneak up on us, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, confused, or stuck without knowing why. It can be hard to know what to do next. A psychologist is trained to help you navigate these challenges. Dr Alison Gluskie can help make sense of your thoughts, feelings and actions, supporting you in developing a plan for change. Using a range of proven therapeutic methods, Alison will engage with you so that you feel heard and understood. Together we can get results. Change is possible.

Making an appointment

You can phone 8547 1888 to book an appointment or make an enquiry. Jen or Annaliesse will take your call and answer your initial questions. Dr Alison Gluskie will then contact you by phone prior to your first appointment to discuss your needs. You can also make an online enquiry on the contact page of this website.

Your first session

During your first session Alison will need to get to know you. This initial appointment is used to establish your goals for treatment, answer your questions, and provide you with a plan for how treatment will progress. Most people feel a sense of relief after their first session.

Timeframes

All sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Sessions are booked on the hour and run punctually. The length of treatment varies depending on the particular issues you bring to therapy. You will be provided with an estimate of how long it will take to reach your goals.

Referral

You don't need a referral to book an appointment. You may however be eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan which can be provided by your GP. This will entitle you to 10 Medicare rebated psychology sessions per calendar year. The rebate is $84.80. Speak to your GP or alternatively Dr Alison Gluskie can advise you.

Payment

Payment is required on the day of your session. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan your rebate will be processed at the time of payment. If you have private health insurance with comprehensive extras you may also be able to claim a proportion of your session fee through your insurance. Medicare and private health rebates are processed at the time of payment.

Location and parking

Directions to Dr Alison Gluskie's practice are provided on the Contact page of this website. Off street parking is available under the building and is accessed via a laneway off Pretoria Street.

Resources

APS Client Charter
Lifeline
Beyond blue