counseling, psychotherapyPsychotherapy/mindfulness/spirituality.

Individual and group sessions

Humans can heal from life stress, suffering and mental illness. I feel very whole, joyous and at peace in my life and I am passionate about helping others find their way.
Sessions are offered to individuals, couples and small groups. Whatever it is you are experiencing there is always a way forward. Whether there is mental illness such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders or issues around grief, weight concerns, work, relationships, sports performance,physical illness, infertility or insomnia .As you learn to recognise the patterns that are limiting your healing and you learn how to live more from your heart, you will heal. 

What I can offer you ( training & experience)

  • The most important experience I have is my own healing journey. Years of compassionately facing my own issues and cultivating a mindful/spiritual practice has resulted in an ever deepening journey into enlightened states of love. I regularly access enlightened states during meditation and at other times. Of course there is still learning for me and I can definitely still make mistakes. However there is much less fear and joy is increasingly present . Life doesn’t impact me so deeply anymore because in the background there is always love, deepening trust,safety and pure awareness. I know what my own healing has required and therefore I understand how to guide you in the same direction.
  • Teachers that have guided me in recent years include; Isira ( my current teacher and someone to whom I feel immense gratitude), A Course in Miracles a deeply transformative and beautiful teaching and Eckhart Tolle.
Training
  •  Graduated from Medicine at UWA in 1991 ( MBBS, FRACGP ). Worked for 20 years in  Medicine ( mostly general practice but also hospitals).
  • From 2012 to current, eight years purely in mental health and mindfulness.
  • Mindfulness training and teaching since 2012 ( meditation since I was 18) .
  • 2 years of  intensive Gestalt psychotherapy training.

Appointments can also be offered to clients over the phone,  or online eg, Google Meets.

These will be billed in the same way as in person consults.Medicare rebates are currently available due to corona virus for all online appointments.Rebates are also available if you live in a telehealth rural eligible location.

Costs

There is a medicare rebate under the Better Access for Mental Health Care initiative. I often do the Mental Health Care Plan myself so you do not need a referral. However if you have a GP whom you see regularly a referral is welcome.
Payment Details Dr Trish Quinlivan
All consults last for 1 hour.
1 hour consult
Fee
Rebate
Gap
Private
$210
$134.85
$75.15
Undergraduate Student/ Pensioner Concession Card
$190
$134.85
$55.15
Health Care Card
$180
$134.85
$45.15

Training and Experience

I have extensive experience in dealing with mental health and life issues. I worked in general practice for 20 years and did multiple courses in mental health training. Above this I completed two years of intensive psychotherapy training. I frequently managed mental illness in general practice and developed experience there. I also managed many chronic health issues and started to see the impact of mind/body medicine. Since leaving general practice I have had continuous ongoing training in Mindfulness based psychotherapy and have taught classes since 2013.I am married with two adult sons both of whom have been involved with elite sport for many years, so I also have an interest in sports performance. I regularly attend workshops and retreats to further my learning.
In my own life I feel deeply at peace and enjoy loving relationships with my family and friends.I access very beautiful states of love during meditation and feel love ever increasing in my life. I know what is required to heal and would love to help guide you.It is about discovering those things that are preventing you from being at peace with yourself or affecting your relationships, then compassionately creating change.
I prefer to treat clients with therapy first however very rarely I still prescribe antidepressants. I do not prescribe pain killers or any drugs with addictive potential.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation is often necessary and very understandable and if given notice I am always happy to adjust your appointment. However I will need 24 hours notice of a cancellation.
Please note IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL PLEASE TEXT OR EMAIL. NOT RESPONDING TO MY CONFIRMATION TEXT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE CANCELLATION. YOU NEED TO LET ME KNOW.
I f a client has a late cancellation once with a very good reason, fees may be waived. However if a client cancels a second time in less than 24 hours there is a cancellation fee as follows;
  • If the client is late to cancel but does rebook an appointment the cancellation fee of their usual gap payment is taken out (see billing chart).
  • If the client is late to cancel and does not rebook an appointment the full fee is kept.(Unfortunately there is no Medicare rebate if you have not seen me)
  • Any cancellation that occurs after payment, that does not involve a rebooking, incurs a fee of $30 for processing.
This cancellation policy is in line with other practices and provides some compensation given it is usually not possible to rebook an appointment at late notice.
If for some reason I need to cancel a client your appointment will be rebooked or a full rebate given.

Counseling Appointments

If you are interested in an appointment all you need to do is contact me and we can book you in. If you have never had counseling before and are a little nervous or think you may be able to manage without it please consider giving it a go. Counseling can help you and is always a quicker way to end the symptoms you are experiencing than struggling alone. It does not matter at all if you are nervous or uncertain. Learning to accept what we feel and be compassionate to ourselves is partly what therapy is about.Our feelings will start to shift as we heal, however it helps never to be judgmental towards what we are feeling in each moment.

Please feel free to contact Trish for an appointment.