The following are services offered by Birdy Psychology. Please note, Birdy Psychology is not taking on new patients. Please send an email enquiry to find out alternative referral options. You can also explore the AUSPATH Provider List or ASSERT NSW for a list of gender affirming clinicians or sexologists.
Monogamous and Poly relationships welcome. Birdy Psychology uses a few different techniques when approaching relationship therapy, such as Gottman-Informed Methods and Narrative Therapy.
Individual therapy consists of psychological support for whatever presenting difficulty you are seeking support for. There is flexibility in what modality is used, whether a psychoanalytic approach or more cognitive based model is needed, your needs and preferences will guide therapy.
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY
Services can be offered for individuals as young as 7. Birdy Psychology works with youth mental health, supporting gender identity and sexuality in children, adolescents and young adults. A family therapy approach can be used to support the family system.
For clients under the age of 16, parental or carer consent is required to participate in treatment.
Sex Therapy is available for a wide variety of sexual health issues. Whether you are in a relationship, sexually active, or currently inactive in your sexual expression, support can be provided. Partners are welcomed.
GENDER AFFIRMING SERVICES
Birdy Psychology provides affirmative care across the lifespan. Holding memberships with Australian Professional Association of Transgender Health (AUSPATH) and World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), Birdy Psychology practices affirmative care informed by the guidelines provided by these bodies.
Professional supervision can be provided for practitioners requiring support in areas of sexual health, gender affirming therapies, working with youth and sexual identity, working with youth and gender identity.
COSTS AND REBATES
A deposit is required to secure your appointment booking. A booking can not be confirmed without a deposit.
You may be eligible for health fund or medicare rebates. Talk to your General Practitioner or health fund to determine your eligibility.
Under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative, individuals can access assistance for psychological treatment. To access the Medicare Rebate, you will need a valid Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP. You can access a total of 10 sessions per calendar year.
To access your rebate, a copy of your paid invoice can be provided for you to provide to Medicare to claim your rebate. Alternatively, Birdy Psychology may be able to process the claim on your behalf.
In addition to a rebate, you will also be provided psychological reports that will be sent to your referring doctor as part of the medicare requirements. These reports will detail a diagnosis, treatment plan and response to treatment. You will be subject to an assessment at several checkpoints throughout your treatment that will be provided to your referring doctor. A copy of your MHCP will be required prior to commencement of treatment should you wish to use your sessions for this service.
Whilst Birdy Psychology is not a bulk-billing service, there are community mental health and primary health network services that do offer bulk billing - if you wish to find out more about these organizations, ask us or you can talk to your GP about alternative referral options.