You know when your life is one big mess, or you’ve been told to ‘get help or else’, well … the counselling I offer may help you to ‘sort yourself out’ and to feel in control of your life again.
My 100% aim is to provide you with an affordable, professional service focused on the achievement of your desired outcomes.
Typically, my clients present with one or many issues. These issues may have just arisen or be of long standing. Either way the issues are preventing you from living the life you desire.
Assertiveness and Confidence Building
Grief and Loss
Fears and Phobias
Drug and Alcohol addiction/use
Trauma and Abuse
In many cases the difficulty or issue may be resolved in one or two sessions. However, some issues take longer to deal with, resolve or manage.
Therapy approaches used by Roger
Roger uses and is familiar with, and uses, a number of therapies including:
Cognitive Therapy (CT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Brief Solution Focused Therapy,and
Clients who have an approved WorkCover or insurance related claim and require psychological services as a result of the claim may access psychological services free of charge, when referred with a letter from their treating medical doctor.
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Clients who have an approved TAC claim and require psychological services as a result of the claim may access psychological services free of charge, when referred with a letter from their treating medical doctor.
Victims of Crime
Clients who are victims of crime may also access psychological services free of charge.
COVID-19 (Corona virus)
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Medicare- Bulk Billing
Roger Barnes trading as Wholelife Solutions is not a bulk-billing practice. However,clients who present with a referral from their Doctor (GP), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician and have a Mental Health Care Plan and are receiving Centrelink benefits, or in genuine financial hardship, MAY be Bulk Billed. Please discuss payment of fees with Roger Barnes.
Medicare will pay for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Sessions are usually 50-55 minutes.
For clients not meeting the Medicare-Bulk Billing requirements above, or who would prefer to not attend under the Medicare system, a fee per session of $137.00 is payable. This fee is payable at the appointment.
The Medicare rebate of $86.15 may be claimed (and paid directly into your account at the counselling session) if you have a valid referral and a Mental Health Care Plan. The out of pocket fee is $50.85.
Clients with private insurance cover are advised to check with their insurer as to whether their level of cover will pay for psychological services, the financial limit or number of sessions covered.
Medicare Safety Net
Clients may incur out-of-pocket costs if they are charged a fee in excess of the Medicare rebate for services received. These out-of-pocket costs count toward the Medicare Safety Net.
Clients are advised to register for the Medicare Safety Net.
Go to www.medicareaustralia.gov.au