Message to clients regarding the COVID Crisis
Working together through the COVID Crisis
My thoughts and kind wishes are with you and your families as we face the demands of the COVID-19 virus as a community.
I am hoping that we can all stay well, with the least personal and financial disruption. I understand that this may well be very difficult. The Australian Psychological Society have some useful hints to help manage the psychology of COVID ….. https://www.psychology.org.au/COVID-19-Australians
It is my commitment to continue to provide psychological support to you through this period as best as circumstances allow. This may extend to weeks and months.
We remain open at present at Oxford 204 for face to face consultations, and have taken recommended precautions to maintain a safe environment. We continue to make appointments as usual.
I am also able to provide either telephone or telehealth (video conferencing) as needed.
If you are unable to attend, in person, because of COVID-19 restrictions please call the office in business hours (02 8354 1204) or use the contact form on this web site.
If we are unable to provide a face to face service because of COVID-19 restrictions we will contact you in regards to your appointment and offer a telephone or video (telehealth).
If you are on a medicare mental health care plan, or DVA telehealth and telephone consultations are now funded, dependent upon certain conditions set out by the Medicare (as below)
Stay in contact and if you have questions, please call or email
Eligible clients are those for whom at least one of the following apply:
• the person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus but who is not a patient of a hospital
• the person has been required to isolate themselves in quarantine in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)
• the person is considered more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus being a person who is:
a. at least 70 years old; or
b. at least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
c. is pregnant; or
d. is a parent of a child under 12 months; or
e. is already under treatment for chronic health conditions or is immune compromised.
• the person meets the current national triage protocol criteria for suspected C
Clinical Psychology is about helping people change, to overcome difficulties and to be purposeful and engaged in life.
In my work as a clinical psychologist, I have been helping people make changes in their lives for more than 20 years. I provide psychological therapy for adults, bringing together what we know from psychology research studies with each person’s specific situation. So, my approach is individually tailored.
I also have a special interest in the psychological impact of physical health concerns, including serious health threats such as cancer, cardiac conditions and palliative care. This interest includes the way health professionals communicate and respond to their patients, and how they maintain a sense of reward and manage burnout. Read more about Michael…