Williamstown Psychology supports Marriage Equality and full equality under the law. We feel relieved that the postal survey returned a resounding YES showing Australia’s support for Marriage Equality. We look forward to prompt legislation to establish Marriage Equality.
Although there has been much elation for YES result, some people may be feeling a range of emotions having gone through the last few months while this debate played out in the media, within our families and with our friends. Some people have been subjected to physical and verbal abuse and have lost friendships or have strained relationships during the postal survey. Our Psychologists are here to help people talk through some of these issues and concerns. Our practice fully supports Marriage Equality and the LGBTIQ community. We provide a safe place for all people.
Williamstown Psychology receives a high number of referrals from medical and health practitioners in the Western suburbs of Melbourne and beyond. Williamstown Psychology now incorporates several associates, each experienced psychologists who offer their skills and training in counselling, psychotherapy and psychological approaches to treating a range of complex issues.
Our psychologists have many years of training and experience in counselling agencies and private organisations prior to working in private practice, and continually update their skills and knowledge. All our psychologists are fully registered with our registration board (AHPRA) Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.
Our psychologists are registered with Medicare and Private Health funds. Medicare offers rebates for up to 10 sessions per year if the client is referred by a GP and is placed on the Mental Health Plan (at the GP’s discretion). Most Private Health Cover funds offer rebates for psychology treatment under their Extras packages; please check conditions with your private health fund. If claiming through Medicare, the gap fee cannot be claimed through your private health fund. Rebates can be obtained from Medicare or Private Health Funds, not both at the same time.
Williamstown Psychology is sensitive to the individual needs of clients from diverse backgrounds including culture and religion, gender, age and ability, and sexual identity & gender identity. The practice is founded on a high level of attention to professional ethical issues, following the ethical guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society and the registration requirements of AHPRA.