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Children

 

Developmental issues • Dyslexia • Assessment and assistance with school work • ADHD • Bedwetting and soiling • Tantrums and aggression • Autism and Aspergers • IQ and cognitive delay • Academic giftedness • Neuropsychological Evaluation • Anxiety and depression

Adolescents and Adults

Depression • Anxiety • Trauma • Phobias • Panic • Adjustment to Disability • Eating Disorders • Motivation

Families

 

Family Therapy • Relationship Issues • Conflict • Couples Counselling • Family Dispute Resolution (Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner FDRP) • Single Expert Witness (SEW) for Family Court of WA

Reports

 

Criminal Injury Compensation • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Psychological Injury (Worker's Compensation) • Intellectual Disability • Dyslexia • Single Expert Witness

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Pricing

Fee for reports differs depending on the type of report. Please contact reception@timmilnes.com.au with details of your requirements for our standard fee.

Payment & Medicare rebate options - Payments must be made upfront at the time of consultation, and may be made by Cash, Cheque, Bank Transfer, EFTPOS, or Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard). All of our staff are registered Medicare providers, enabling clients to receive clinical rebates for therapy. Please see your GP for a referral and Mental Health Care Plan prior to your initial appointment. The Medicare rebate can be claimed following payment of the session, via an EFTPOS account, negating the need to visit Medicare. If this is not possible, a receipt will be given which can be taken to Medicare to obtain the allocated rebate. Most Private Health Insurers provide for Clinical Psychology. Check with your provider.

Medicare threshold - All out-of-pocket expenses (or gap fees) incurred count towards your families Medicare Safety Net for the calendar year. The Medicare Safety Net is designed to help by providing greater rebates once you reach your safety net threshold. Typically, Medicare will refund 80% of all future gap fee payments once your family reach their threshold in a calendar year. For further details, or to register, visit: http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au

The recommended fee, set by The Australian Psychological Society, for a standard consultation with a psychologist is $251.00 per 45-60 minute session until the 30th June 2018. Third parties such as Government Departments, Educational Institutions, Legal and Insurance Companies, are typically billed at the APS recommended fee. Cancellation Policy - 24 hrs notice is required for appointment cancellations or clients will incur a fee of $85, un-rebatable through Medicare, FaHCSIA or Workers Compensation. Exceptions to this charge, such as emergency circumstances occurring, will need to be discussed with reception in order to be waived. Due to the high demand for sessions, Tim has people on a waiting list each week wanting sooner appointments.

Reports are generally completed 4 weeks after the date of payment. If there is an urgent requirement for the release of the report and if practically feasible there is a priority completion fee of 30% added to the cost of the report in which case it will be completed within 7-10 days. Only legal assessments are inclusive of assessment sessions cost. All reports are exclusive of GST.

These fees serve as a guide. Please contact reception with details for clarification and a quote for service which will depend on individual circumstances.

Autism Early Intervention Service

We are a registered provider of the ‘Helping Children with Autism’ package funding for children aged 7 or under and the Better Start Program. Under this program up to $12,000 is provided for services for eligible children with Autism. We currently coordinate weekly social skills group programs under this initiative. We will be expanding this this to include older children who have a diagnosis of ASD. As a registered provider for HCWA we facilitate and provide access to services including therapy assistant programs tailored toward individual therapy. Please contact our office for more information about our assistance to families of children with Autism.


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Team

Tim Milnes

Clinical Psychologist
 

Tim is a Clinical Psychologist and Juris Doctor working with people of all ages. He specialises in assessing and treating children and young people. He works for the Child Development Services at the Regional Hospital in Geraldton. He has worked in psychological practice for over 17 years in paediatric, clinical, forensic and legal settings. He is actively involved in the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in the Midwest and is a member of the Regional, Rural and Remote Advisory Group (RRRAG) and the Advisory Council to the APS.

He is a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP), a licensed mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). He is registered with the National Board of Psychology to supervise Provisionally Registered Psychologists and Clinical Registrars for endorsement with AHPRA.

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Bonnie

Clinical Psychologist
 

Bonnie enjoys helping people improve the quality and meaning in their lives. She has experience working in a number of areas of psychology, including mental health, disabilities and school counselling. She enjoys working with children and adults for psychological, parenting and relationship issues using a number of therapeutic interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.

Merle

Clinical Social Worker
 

Merle is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with AASW and a Registered Mental Health Social Worker with Medicare Australia. Merle is an experienced visionary leader in the human services, in mental health, of services for survivors of violence, higher education and rural practice. She has extensive experience as a practitioner, manager, leader and consultant. Merle has tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Administration & Management (Policing) and Mental Health Science.

Moana

Practice Manager
 

Moana oversees the running of Tim Milnes Clinical Psychology. She is passionate about ensuring the highest level of service delivery for clients. Moana obtained her Certificate in Business from the Durack Institute of Technology, Geraldton and is a full member of the Australian Association of Practice Managers. Moana is also enthusiastic about helping children with Autism and is actively working to improve Autism related services in Geraldton.

Contact

For all enquiries call:

Ph: 08 9921 8853

Fax: 08 9921 8852
E-Mail: reception@timmilnes.com.au

Please call for receptionist before 3pm weekdays to arrange an appointment.

28 Sanford Street
Geraldton 6530
Western Australia

Further information around services, fees, Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates can be provided when contacting receptionist

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