2 Willunga Ave
PO Box 335
Nambucca Heads 2448
Gill has over 25 years of clinical practice in psychology, working in a range of settings including Community Mental Health, Psychiatric Hospital as well as Child & Family Health. In recent years she has run her large private practice out of a group practice with psychiatrists as well as a group practice of GPs in Sydney.
Gill’s areas of expertise include, relationship & parenting difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, sexual difficulties, post-traumatic stress & adjustment disorders, as well as grief and seperation. She has a good understanding of psychotropic medications and diagnosing alcohol and substance dependence.She has also been a supervisor for the major universities in Sydney for psychology students doing their clinical training. She is a Board registered supervisor and provides supervision for registration. She has presented seminars on a range of psychological treatments including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
Gill has recently moved into the area from Sydney and will begin consulting at Nambucca Healthcare Centre in May 2011 on Mondays and Wednesdays of each week. She will finish her Sydney practice in April 2011, and as this winds down she plans to increase her days in both the Coffs Harbour and Nambucca regions.
Patients can ring NHC staff on 6568 8688 to book an appointment.
A GP referral under a Mental Health Plan is required to qualify for a Medicare rebate on the cost of your visit.
Most clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific areas of clinical psychology. They provide a wide range of psychological services to individuals across the lifespan and for mental health conditions that range from mild to severe and complex.
In addition to professional practice, clinical psychologists may be involved in research, teaching and supervision, program development and evaluation, public policy and other activities that promote psychological health in individuals, families, groups, and organisations.
Clinical psychologists have skills in the following areas:
Psychological assessment and diagnosis
Clinical psychologists have training in the assessment and diagnosis of major mental illnesses and psychological problems. Through their training, clinical psychologists are qualified to provide expert opinion in clinical and compensation areas.
Clinical psychologists are trained in the delivery of a range of techniques and therapies with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders. They hold particular skills for applying psychological theory and scientific research to solve complex clinical psychology problems requiring individually tailored interventions.
Research, teaching and evaluation
Research, teaching and evaluation are all integral to the role of clinical psychologists. Research is often conducted on prevention, diagnosis, assessment and treatment. Clinical psychologists are involved in the design and implementation of treatment strategies in various settings (such as primary care, psychiatric and rehabilitation) and in the subsequent evaluation of treatment outcomes.
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