Illawarra Clinical Psychology offers
assessment, diagnostic and treatment services for
adults experiencing mental health conditions that range from mild to complex.
Evidenced based Cognitive Bahaviour Therapy
is available as brief or long term treatment plans
tailored to meet the
needs of the individual.
Therapeutic interventions are available to assist people experiencing:
anxiety and stress related difficulties; mood and emotion regulation disorders;
adjustment difficulties associated with grief and loss;
attachment and relationship issues; suicidal ideations, self harm,
complex trauma and personality disorder.
Dr Marianne Bourke is a clinical psychologist
with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of mental health disorders.
She has worked in community mental health services and specialist services for people who have complex needs.
She specialises in working with people who have trauma histories, and complex presentations such as personality disorder.
Marianne provides supervision
to registered health professionals and clinical research students in their
honours and PhD studies at the University of Wollongong.
She has published in the area of personality disorder and relational complexities.
REFERRAL & MEDICARE REBATE
You do not need a referral to attended Illawarra Clinical Psychology however a referral from your GP or Psychiatrist under a Mental Health Care Plan entitles you to a Medicare rebate.
With a Medicare rebate of $124.50 available for up to 10 sessions per calendar year, your out of pocket expence is reduced by a minimum of 70%. You can claim a rebate from your private health fund, provided you have appropriate cover.
You can arrange your first appointment by contacting Illawarra Clinical Psychology on
All scheduled appointment times are reserved in advanced and set aside for you. If you miss an appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, a cancellation fee of $120 may be charged. This fee cannot be claimed through Medicare or private health cover.
The first consultation is for 60 minutes.
This time is spent gaining a
understanding of your current difficulties.
Treatment options and a treatment plan
will be discussed and tailored according
to your needs.
Ongoing consultations are
50 minutes in
duration and can be arranged on a
weekly, fortnightly or needs basis.
BA. B Psych (Hons).
PhD (Clin Psych). MAPS.
(University of Wollongong)
Developing a trusted relationship
with a health professional to explore and understand
how thoughts, feelings and behaviours
influence each other, can help in making
positive changes in life, improve wellbeing, and
foster relationships that promote compassion
towards oneself and others.