As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Eileen Douglas is registered to provide evidence-based treatment through Medicare and is experienced in a full range of mental health and life issues such as;
Stress Reduction Relaxation Meditation
Anxiety Depression Relationship Issues
Grief & Loss Trauma Life Transistions
Borderline Personality Disorder
BA (Psychology, Sociology), Bachelor of Social Work, Grad. Dip Social Science (Gestalt Therapy), Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, Certificate in Couples Counselling and Internship with Relationships
Australia Couples Counselling. Certificate in Initiatic Art Therapy. Diploma in Sensorimotor Art Therapy.
Eileen’s counselling model is one that educates, supports, encourages and enhances the unique qualities and resources within the individual toward their goals. She has worked with individuals, couples and in group therapy formats
Eileen is interested in mental health and wellbeing, and uses a multimodal approach, connecting traditional counselling techniques with creative arts and mindfulness. The evidence-based therapies Eileen includes are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Other influences are Gestalt and Art therapies.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sessions with Eileen run for 50 minutes. The first session is usually spent assessing the difficulties that bring you to therapy. Eileen will complete an assessment, and collaboratively, you and Eileen will decide on your therapy goals.
As sessions progress, you will start working towards your goals during and in-between your appointments. The number of sessions required can vary, depending on the complexity of the issues being addressed.
Eileen is registered as an accredited mental health social worker through Medicare. A rebate of $74.80 can be claimed through Medicare. 10 sessions can be claimed every calendar year.
To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, you will need to be referred to Eileen by a GP or psychiatrist. As part of this process, your GP will complete a Mental Health Care Plan. Let your GP clinic know that you are seeking a Mental Health Care Plan when you book your appointment so they can allocate more time for this process. Your doctor will then either provide you with the referral, or send it directly to Eileen. If the referral has been passed to you, bring it to your first appointment.