Positive Wellbeing Clinic is a private therapy practice located in Ballarat. Our Practitioners provide assessment, counselling and lifestyle interventions to teenagers and adults who present to the clinic for a range of reasons. Many of our clients are referred to the clinic by their doctor for assistance with specific concerns such as depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, sleep disorders, bereavement, or drug and alcohol issues. However, we also see clients with low self-esteem, social problems, learning difficulties and those recovering from traumatic or significant life events. This can include events such as divorce or separation, adjustment to parenthood, domestic violence, criminal acts, workplace injuries or car accidents.
We understand that making the decision to see a Psychologist or Counsellor can be a difficult and daunting process. Our Practitioners pride themselves on being welcoming, respectful, compassionate and genuinely interested in you and your life story. We also understand the importance of ensuring that there is a good match between you and your Psychologist.
One of the most common questions that our clients ask when they first contact the clinic is, “do I need a referral from my doctor to see you?” The answer to this question is both yes and no. If you wish to see one of the Practitioners privately and not claim a rebate through Medicare, WorkCover or TAC then you do not need a referral. However, if you do wish to claim a rebate through any of these schemes, then you will need a referral from your treating doctor who will determine your eligibility for psychology and/or counselling services. Clients who are referred for counselling through WorkCover, TAC, Employee Assistance Programs and Victims of Crime, may also need to obtain approval from the relevant funding agency prior to sessions commencing. Should you require more information, we would be happy to answer any questions that you have.