Peninsula Child Psychology

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Peninsula Child Psychology is a private paediatric psychology clinic providing individual counselling and assessment services to children, adolescents, and their families.

We have experience with and offer support for:

  • Challenging behaviour

  • Social skill building

  • Relationship development

  • Emotional regulation difficulties and disorders of mood such as Anxiety and Depression

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Learning difficulties

  • Self-esteem and confidence

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Parent and family support 

  • School related issues 

  • Psychometric testing and assessments including cognitive, academic, and clinical assessments

At Peninsula Child Psychology, our mission is to support children, and adolescents in living a more meaningful life by focusing on psychological well-being. We take a holistic approach to working with children, their families, and other members of their support network, and adopt a person-centred, strength based approach when working therapeutically with clients.

 

Services

Please see below for further details on the services that we provide.

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Counselling

We offer individual counselling sessions for children and adolescents. These sessions focus on supporting your child to develop the tools and skills needed to succeed in day to day life.

Assessments

We offer a range of comprehensive assessments including cognitive, behavioural, and academic testing, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments. Alongside intervention, these assessments can provide tailored support and recommendations on how to best support your child's needs and enhance their wellbeing.

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Family Support Services

Alongside working with children and adolescents, we work collaboratively with parents and carers. This may include support with parenting, creating a  positive family structure, and assistance with caring for the ongoing needs of your child.

Educational Support Services

We place great emphasis on supporting your child's academic engagement and functioning, and are available to conduct classroom observations and consultations with school staff as part of our comprehensive assessment service.

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Fees  & Pricing

Counselling

(50 mins)

Initial Consultation                            $220.00

Ongoing Consultation                      $200.00

Please note a referral from your GP is not needed, but if you wish to access a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) in order to access a Medicare rebate for session costs, please consult your child's GP or paediatrician. 

Assessments

(prices include initial consultation, assessment, a comprehensive report, and feedback)

Cognitive

Weschler Pre-school and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) - $1020.00

Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) -  $1020.00  

Educational

Weschler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III) - $1020.00

Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Second Edition (CTOPP-2) - $210.00*

Behavioural

Conners-3 Parent/ Teacher Self-Report Form - $220.00ea*

Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) - $180.00*

Behavioural Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3) - $210.00*

Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning, Second Edition (BRIEF-2) -$210.00*

Neurodevelopmental 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment (inc.cognitive) - $2120.00

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessment (inc. school observation) - $1060.00

Intellectual Disability (ID) Assessment (inc. cognitive) - $1220.00  

            

Please note, at this time, Medicare does not provide a rebate on most assessments. ​

'*' pricing does not include initial consultation or feedback fees

Educational Support

(50 mins)

School Consultation                              $200.00
School Observation (inc. report)          $300.00
Travel fee                             $25.00 per 15 mins

 

FAQ

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule an appointment with us, please call 0451 741 240 or email peninsulachildpsychology@gmail.com
Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry on our website below if you wish to tell us more about your child or how we can help. We will return all forms of communication every Wednesday.

How long is each session?

A standard consultation is 50 minutes including parent or carer feedback if requested.

Do I need a referral from school or a medical professional?

Whilst we welcome referrals from schools and medical professionals, a referral to our service is not required.

What are my payment options?

Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)

Eligible individuals can claim sessions through medicare once obtaining a MHCP (from your GP). This entitles you to a rebate of $89.65 for up to 20 individual psychology sessions per client. Please note, these sessions can not be back dated and must be lodged before your first appointment to receive the rebate and you can not claim Medicare rebates under your child's MHCP, where they are not physically present for the appointment.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We also offer services to clients who have access to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding under either plan managed or self-managed funding. Please note, we are not an NDIS provider and therefore do not accept NDIA managed participants.

Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)

Individuals with chronic medical conditions and complex care needs who are receiving treatment from their GP under a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements, can access Medicare rebates for specific allied health services (e.g. psychology, occupational therapy, speech pathology) when referred by their GP. 

Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) and Better Start

Individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) can access Medicare rebates for 4 diagnostic assessment sessions (prior to the age of 13) and up to 20 therapy sessions with allied health professionals until the age of 15 years (if diagnosed before 13). A child's eligibility for this scheme be determined by a treating paediatrician or psychiatrist.


Private Health Insurance

Additionally, some health insurance agencies will provide partial cover for psychological services under their Extra packages. This can be confirmed by contacting your health care provider. We can not process your private health insurance rebates, but can provide an invoice for clients to claim back privately. 

Do you bulk bill?

Unfortunately, we do not offer bulk billing. Payments for all services are due on the day of appointment.

What if I can't make my appointment?

We require at least 24 hours notice before cancelling or re-scheduling appointments. If, for some reason you need to cancel or post pone the appointment, please note that 25% of the scheduled fee will be charged where notice is provided after 9:00am on the day of the appointment and 50% of the scheduled fee will be charged in a situation where there is a failure to attend the appointment without notice.

Can I still access services from home during COVID-19 lockdowns?

As of a result of the COVID pandemic, we have modified our services in order to continue supporting clients and their families remotely. We offer Telehealth services for all clients and phone consultations with parents and carers (where appropriate).

 

Contact Us

Opening Hours
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday (Telehealth): 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Consulting at South Coast Medical Centre (Level 1)

0451 741 240

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