Colin Longworth - Psychologist & Counsellor

 

Your local Psychologist - In Huntingdale-Thornlie, Kenwick, Perth (East) & Cyberspace   It's good to talk

I am a Generalist Psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration number PSY0001579347 and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Sociey (APS).
 
My qualifications include a four year Psychology degree from Edith Cowan University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from Murdoch University.
 
MEDICARE
In addition to general registration, I am able to supply services under Medicare (with a GP referral).
 
Information about Medicare referrals can be found via this link to the Department of Health and Aging.
 
A form for your GP to complete to assist in making a referral is available here (it is not essential, just helpful to me) and gives your GP information they will need, in particular my provider numbers.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. Medicare sessions are not "free" they are subsidised (i.e. Medicare will  only pay a small proportion of the APS recommended fee); 

2. The Medicare rebate (which has been frozen for some years) is less than a third of the recommended fee (although I charge less than the APS recommended fee), i.e. you can expect to pay a "Gap fee";

3. Psychologist's work in a different way to GP's  so psychologist billing practices cannot be compared to those of a "Bulk Billing GP";

4. Because Psychologists only see one client an hour, Bulk Billing may only be possible under certain limited circumstances;

5. Medicare does not cover couple/relationship counselling.


My times and locations -  Select this link to get a downloadable page with details of when I am usually at particular sites.

My Medicare Provider Numbers (for your GP) are:
 
4498227F (Perth- East)      4498222Y (Huntingdale-Thornlie)      4498222Y (Kenwick)