GP Referrals

What information is required? 

Referring patients to a psychologist under Better Access (Mental Health Treatment Plan) requires similar information to any other GP referral, with the addition of a statement that a Mental Health Treatment Plan has been prepared, and the number of sessions the patient is being referred for.

  • The maximum number of referred sessions within the Initial Better Access items is 6 sessions at a time. A subsequent course of treatment referral can be a maximum of 6 sessions, up to the patient’s cap of 10 sessions per calendar year (e. g . if the patient received 6 sessions in their initial course of treatment, they can only receive 4 sessions in a subsequent course of treatment).
  • Sessions can carry over until the next calendar year as long as yearly quotas are not exceeded.

The above information needs to be included on a referral letter before our psychologists can offer services to your patients under the current MBS guidelines. Please feel free to phone the clinic on 07 5502 9727 if you have any questions or concerns, or you can visit the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. for more information.

Preferred methods of contact

At Mindwindow Psychology, we accept referrals via Medical Objects, email, and fax. You can email us at [email protected] or send a fax to 07 5519 3386. Please see below practitioner details for more information. 

Meet our Psychologists...

Deanne Blackman

Principal Psychologist / EMDR Therapist

(MEMDRAA)

B.BehSc B.Psych (Hons) MPP MAPS

Provider Number: 5708442H

MODALITIES: Deanne has training in evidence-based therapies including; Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR (EMDRAA Full Member), Radical Exposure Tapping – Level II (Advanced Practice), Mindfulness, and body-based interventions for trauma recovery. 

AGE BRACKET: Deanne is currently accepting referrals for adults under a mental health treatment plan & private health. 

SPECIAL INTEREST: Deanne sees clients with a range of presenting problems and has a special interest in Trauma & PTSD.

Brooke Smith | Psychologist

Brooke Smith

Psychologist / EMDR Therapist (MEMDRAA)

BPsych Sci, BSoc Sci, (Psych) (Hons) MAPS

Provider Number: 5545277W

MODALITIES: Brooke has training in evidence-based therapies including; EMDR (EMDRAA Full Member), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and somatic & sensorimotor processing techniques.

AGE BRACKET: Brooke is currently accepting referrals for adults under a mental health treatment plan & private health. 

SPECIAL INTEREST: Brooke sees clients with a range of presenting problems and has a special interest in PTSD, CPTSD, trauma, grief & loss, issues relating to sexuality & gender identity, suicidal ideation & self harm.

Abbey Sawyer Psychologist & Sexologist

Abbey Sawyer

Psychologist & Sexologist

PostGradDipPsych, BPsychSci, BCrim, MAAPi

 Provider Number: 6499513A

MODALITIES: Abbey has training in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
(CBT), Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychosexual Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Exposure Therapy.

AGE BRACKET: Abbey is currently accepting referrals for adults & adolescents (16+) under a mental health treatment plan, private health, WorkCover, & NDIS (self/plan managed).

SPECIAL INTEREST: Abbey sees clients with a range of presenting problems and has a special interest in the connection between psychological health and sexuality, and supporting clients with their sexual health, sexuality, and relationships.

Location

We are conveniently located in the Maudsland Village shopping complex, just a few doors down from the popular Terrarium Cafe, and across the road from the Coomera Lodge Hotel. Mindwindow Psychology is a short 5 minute drive from Oxenford, Coomera, Helensvale, Pacific Pines and surrounding areas. 

Our Therapy Space

Our five therapy rooms have been designed to create a sense of calm as soon as you walk through the door. Low lighting, scented candles, soft furnishings, soothing music, and calming artworks all assist in engaging your senses to bring about a sense of being ‘mindfully present’ as you enter our therapy space. Clients are more than welcome to grab a book from our bookshelf and order a herbal tea whilst waiting for their session to commence. 

We look forward to working with you to support your patients on their journey to better mental health.

Mindwindow Psychology operates on Yugambeh Country, we acknowledge and pay respect to the land and the traditional families of the Yugambeh region of South East Queensland, including the Kombumerri, Mununjali, Wangerriburra and others, and their Elders past present and emerging.

Address

Maudsland Village

N1B / 148 Maudsland Rd

Maudsland QLD 4210

(Entrance via Killarney Ct)

Contact Us

Ph: 07 5502 9727

Fax: 07 5519 3386

[email protected]

 

RECEPTION Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

© Mindwindow Psychology Pty Ltd. 2023