The Red Couch
Counselling & Psychology Clinic
Our current response to the Covid-19 outbreak
To all our valued clients
We have been very proactive and monitoring the situation closely in light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus for the past couple of weeks now. The safety of our clients and clinicians is always front of mind for us.
All our rooms are regularly cleaned with antibacterial products including door handles and other communally used items such as our eftpos machine and water jugs. Whilst this does of course not guarantee that we can contain all contagions we are committed to doing what we can. All our psychologists are self-monitoring and have pledged not to attend for consultations if they are showing any signs of symptoms or discover that they have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus.
We are suspending all cancellation fees due to illness as of Monday 16 March 2020 until Friday 10 April 2020. We ask all clients and clinicians to stay home and self-isolate, and cancel their appointment if they are in any way unwell or have been in contact with someone who has been unwell in line with the current medical guidelines and in the interest of our community.
We will monitor the situation closely and ask for your understanding and assistance if changes need to be made to scheduled appointments due to this situation at short notice. We have the interest of everyone's health and safety as our foremost concern.
Telephone and Skype/Zoom sessions may be available to some clients with limited eligibility for Medicare rebates applying for some clients.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you and stay safe.
The Red Couch Team
Meet our Melbourne Psychologists
Please click the red YouTube button to view their introduction video.
Click their pic/name to read their bio and click the blue calendar button to book a session with them.
|Dr. Elke Kellis|
|Dr. Jennifer Wheeler|
All our psychologists are registered Medicare providers. This means that you can claim a Medicare rebate for part of the cost of your sessions for up to 10 sessions in a calendar year if you have a mental health care plan from your GP.To view all our videos, please visit our YouTube channel by clicking here.
What we doThe Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic Melbourne offers clinically proven, evidence-based psychological treatments and therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, anger, stress management, relationship issues, clinical medical hypnosis as well as professional supervision and secondary consultation in St. Kilda Road, Melbourne and is dedicated to providing high quality counselling services that combine traditional treatment approaches with cutting edge treatment strategies aimed at improving therapy outcomes using the latest therapy research findings.
Melbourne psychologists counselling services
At The Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic we aim to provide high quality, indivdualised services to suit your needs and goals. Our services include:For patients:
- Individual therapy
- Medicare, Private Health Insurance, TAC & WorkCover - supported Psychological Treatment
- Couples therapy
- Clinical Medical Hypnosis
- Group Programs
- Professional Supervision
- Secondary Consultation
- Peer Supervision Groups
Why The Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic?
Red is commonly associated with emotions and has cultural significance for many cultures. It also stands for brightness, freshness, and the new.
As we are dedicated to incorporating the latest treatments and research findings into our clinical practice this is a very significant symbol for us.
A couch provides comfort and support after the tiring challenges of the day.
It is a traditional symbol for therapy work.
It provides a space to reflect and recharge, to shift perspective and try on new ideas.
At The Red Couch Counselling & Psychology Clinic you can expect to receive high quality, individualized care and a personalized treatment plan that is developed collaboratively with you to take into account your current symptoms, needs, and experience, your therapy goals, as well as our expert knowledge of evidence-based treatment strategies and the latest therapy-outcome research findings of what is effective in therapy.
Clients have the option to have their counselling session audio-recorded and are provided with a complimentary copy of their therapy session. This allows our clients to review the session in their own time as often as they like, which has been found to improve therapy outcomes dramatically.
Registered Medicare provider since 2009
Can I get Medicare rebates to cover my counselling sessions? Yes. Medicare rebates focused psychological strategies for eligible patients.Click here for more information
All of our Psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and follow strict ethical codes and clinical practice guidelines as required by law in Australia.
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