Your Appointment at Serenity Holistic
Ready to make an appointment? Just follow these simple steps to get started.
Decide if you want in-person or online support.
Contact Renee directly or send an enquiry via our website.
Receive a free 15 minute consultation and make an appointment.
Note: If you have a Mental Health Care Plan, you can send it via email or fax prior to your first appointment to potentially receive a Medicare rebate, but it's not required to start therapy.
What are the beneﬁts of a holistic approach to therapy?
When we look at an iceberg in the ocean, on the surface we may be able to see its peak however underneath the surface, there is often a much larger structure that’s holding that peak in place. Holistic Counselling, Holistic Psychology and Kinesiology approaches look at treating what’s underneath, working to treat the problem at its core, as well as address the ‘peak’ (the symptoms and problems that we might be experiencing). After practicing for a number of years as a Psychologist, Renee started to realise that for some clients Western counselling approaches were not sufficient to support them to shift their underlying issues. After studying and exploring a number of integrated psychological methodologies and completing a Diploma in Holistic Kinesiology, Renee found a holistic approach that her clients responded well to. Since then, she has specialised her practice in providing online and in-person Holistic Counselling and Holistic Psychology services and in-person Kinesiology services, working with the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit.
What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Clinical Psychologist?
How much do Holistic Counselling and Kinesiology services cost?
Psychologists (also known as Registered Psychologists) undergo a four-year undergraduate degree plus the equivalence of two years supervised practice or relevant post-graduate studies. A Clinical Psychologist completes the same four-year degree however also undergoes a two-year master’s degree and the equivalence of two years supervised practice. A Clinical Psychologist has additional training and have enhanced their skills in supporting clients with complex mental health conditions. To practice as a Registered Psychologist or a Clinical Psychologist, one needs to be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and undergo regular training and professional development.
With a Mental Health Care Plan, Medicare Rebates are currently available for online and in-person Holistic Counselling and Holistic Psychology sessions making it easier and more affordable to access services. The number of rebatable sessions varies from state to state, so it’s important to check with your GP or with Medicare directly to confirm what this is for your State, however the standard number of sessions is 10 per calendar year. Private Health Insurance rebates may also be available depending on your insurance fund. For more information about our Holistic Counselling, Holistic Psychology and Kinesiology consultation fees please make contact via our contact page and we can discuss our payment structure. Reduced fees are available for those with a Centrelink Health Care Card or Centrelink Pensioner Card.
Does Medicare provide a rebate for counselling sessions provided by a Clinical Psychologist?
Yes, Medicare provides a rebate for counselling sessions provided by a Clinical Psychologist if a GP has provided an up-to-date Mental Health Care Plan. Visit your GP to learn more.
Do you need a GP referral to see a Clinical Psychologist in Australia?
In Australia, you don’t require a GP referral to see a Clinical Psychologist. However, to access a rebate for Holistic Counselling or Holistic Psychology sessions from Medicare under the Medicare Benefits Scheme, you will need your GP to provide an up-to-date Mental Health Care Plan.