Actualise Psychology

At times, life circumstances, problematic patterns, and personal challenges can feel insurmountable. Somewhere along the way feeling stuck, lost, agitated, or unravelled became the norm. Lacking purpose or meaning in a monochrome existence can seem inescapable.

At Actualise Psychology we believe in living beyond parameters, accessing possibilities, and achieving sustainable change, to unveil the best versions of ourselves. We support our clients to negotiate life challenges, give conscious awareness to problematic patterns, and innovate creative pathways to a renewed, colourful existence.

And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time 1979.



Dr. Jessica Swain.

PhD (Clin Psych); MPsych (Work & Org); BPsych (Hons); MAPS

Principal / Clinical & Organisational Psychologist
Registration No: PSY0001485883

Jessica is a vivacious Clinical and Organisational Psychologist with 10 years’ experience working across the community health, primary care, defence, & corporate psychology sectors. With a true passion for engaging with people on a human level, Jessica proactively facilitates the identification of innovative pathways to circumvent problematic patterns, and negotiate challenging life circumstances.



Dr. Madeleine Ferrari.

DPsych (Clinical); BPsych (Hons); MAPS

Clinical Psychologist Contractor
Registration No: PSY0001409917

Madeleine is a registered clinical psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience in hospitals and private clinics working with clients across the lifespan, from young children to older adults. Madeleine is particularly interested in anxiety and mood disorders, and is passionate about working with clients to move beyond their distress, to lead a more fulfilling and value-driven life.



Dr. Kylie Mosely.

PhD (Clin Health Psych); MPsych (Health); BScPsychol (Hons); MAP.

Psychologist (Contractor)
ABN: 57476901481/ Registration No: PSY0001613856

Kylie has over 19 years experience as a psychologist in academic, not-for-profit, and private settings in Australia, Singapore, and England. Kylie has a Masters degree and PhD in health psychology. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Kylie offers rebates under Medicare and private health insurance. Kylie currently holds an Honorary Associate position within the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.



Nurul Praharso.

M.ClinPsy; B.A. (Hons) Psychology; S.Psi, Assoc MAPS

Clinical Psychology Registrar
Registration No: PSY0001960148

Nurul is a registered psychologist with experience working with a diverse range of client presentations across the university, public hospital and private practice settings. Nurul obtained her postgraduate qualifications in clinical psychology from The University of Sydney and is currently completing her registrar program towards endorsement in clinical psychology.



At Actualise Psychology we work with individuals
presenting with a wide range of concerns.



These include:

  • • Anxiety disorders / anxiety
  • • Posttraumatic stress
  • • Depression and mood disorders
  • • Anger problems
  • • Self-esteem / wellbeing issues
  • • Stress
  • • Eating disorders / weight management
  • • Relationship & family problems
  • • Workplace difficulties
  • • Alcohol and drug problems
  • • Grief and loss
  • • Adjustment issues



Session Fees

For private patients, or those referred by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), the cost of a typical consultation (~50 mins) with a Clinical Psychologist is $245 and $175 for a registered Psychologist. If you are referred under a MHCP you may be eligible for a rebate of $124.50 for the cost of the session.

For those referred under schemes including ADF, DVA, or SIRA (previously Workcover NSW), payment will be obtained via these schemes, and you will not be required to pay for services covered via those schemes.



Cancellation Policy

If for some reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please provide more than 24 hours notice, otherwise you may be charged for the full the cost for the session. This is in order to ensure Actualise Psychology is able to reduce patient waiting times, and also respects the time your psychologist has made available to you.



Rebates



Medicare

Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered clinical psychologists under the Australian Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. To access Medicare rebates, you must be referred by your GP, or your psychiatrist. Your GP will need to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist. If you have been referred under a MHCP you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate (currently $124.50). Medicare rebates are available for up to 10 individual psychological sessions in a calendar year (January through to December).

Australian Defence Force (ADF)

For ADF patients referred by Defence medical / mental health professionals, payment is completed via contractual arrangements between Defence and Medibank Health Solutions. You are not required to make payment for sessions.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

Actualise Psychology is pleased to offer services for Veterans under DVA arrangements. For patients with a “Gold Card” or a “White Card – with mental health conditions”, payment is completed via DVA. To make an appointment via DVA, you will first need a referral from a GP. Once you have this, simply advise of your cardholder status at the time of making your initial appointment. You are not required to make payment for sessions. For more information see: DVA Health Cards.

State Insurance Regulation Authority (SIRA; previously Workcover NSW)

Actualise Psychology is pleased to advise that our Principal, Dr Jessica Swain, is SIRA accredited. Dr Swain is able to provide services under this scheme to treat workers. SIRA emphasises identifying a worker’s strengths and barriers to work, and the development of evidence based strategies to treat a worker’s injury and maximise their recovery. To make an appointment via SIRA, you will first need a referral from a GP and details regarding your insurance claim. Once you have this, simply advise of your intention to complete services via SIRA at the time of making your initial appointment.

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