FEES & POLICIES

 

 Please Note: Barb is unable to take on new clients at this time.

From 01 February 2021 fees will be as follows:

Telehealth (phone or Zoom sessions): $150 / 1 hour   Medicare Rebate: $87.45

 Home Visits: $175 / 1 hour  Medicare Rebate: $109.85

Fee is payable at the time of session using Square or vis Pay ID/direct debit. A receipt will be sent to you to claim your rebate. Medicare claims can be submitted via your My Gov account or via the Express Plus Medicare app on your phone.

Referrals: You do not need a referral to see a psychologist unless you want to claim under Medicare. Please see below for more information.

Medicare Rebates: A Mental Health Care Plan may be arranged with your GP and if you are eligible, Medicare will rebate a portion of the fee. If you meet the criteria, your GP will write a referral and either give you the Mental Health Care Plan or mail it directly to Barb. Please mention this when contacting Barb for an appointment.

Private Insurance: You do not require a referral if you are using private insurance. Most private health insurance companies offer rebates for psychology under the extras program. Please check with your provider.

Personal Referral: You are more than welcome to refer yourself for psychology sessions.

Confidentiality: Psychologists are bound by ethical guidelines which treat client information in the strictest of confidence. The only exception to this policy is in regard to threats by a client to harm themselves or others. In such situations, a psychologist is required to take the information outside of the counselling room and may contact relevant authorities or individuals.

Cancellation Policy: Barb runs a fairly busy practice and there are often clients on a waiting list to be seen. Therefore, twenty-four hours notice would be greatly appreciated if you need to cancel. A fee may apply if 24 hours notice is not given.

Hello! I’m Barb

Registered Psychologist

Who is Barb Aasen? Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Barb left in 1979 to travel the world and ended up in Australia, where she has made her home for the past 40 years. A pursuer and teacher of personal growth and self-awareness, Barb believes in empowering herself and others to live a life that honours and embraces who you are at your core.

My Approach & Values

My What — What do I do?

I help others recognise their patterns, blockages, negative beliefs and deep core wounds and I support them to heal, cleanse and release all that does not serve them.

My Why – Why do I do what I do?

I believe my work contributes to the healing of the planet, by raising vibrations, one emotion, one belief, one heart at a time.

My How — I use guided meditations, inner child healing treatments, supportive intuitive counselling and traditional Psychological therapies.

My Gifts — A listening ear. A compassionate heart. New perspectives. Ideas, challenges, hope, support, love and care. I see the bigger picture. I inspire, illumine, nurture and empower. I point the way to your Soul.

 

My Credentials —-

B Psych (Hons), B.Sc.

*Fully Registered Psychologist with AHPRA

A lifetime of experience!

Barb currently lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She loves the simple joys in life: walks on the beach, conversations over a coffee or meal, having a massage, watching the sunset and the full moon rise, traveling to new places & experiencing new things, connecting & sharing stories with newfound friends, hanging out in her garden, going on rainforest walks, snorkeling, practicing yoga with others, sitting around an outdoor fire with friends. In short, Barb loves tapping into “flow,” living in the moment, finding her bliss in the simplicity and beauty of life.

My Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Panic Attacks

Social Anxiety

Feeling lost, alone and afraid

Stress (related to work, home, family)

Life Transitions

Menopause issues

Childhood Trauma

Spiritual Development

Interpersonal problems (with partner, friends, siblings, parents, children)

Low self-worth and lack of self-love

General overwhelm

The Soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

Take time every day to do something that makes your soul smile

My soul is from elsewhere. I’m sure of that. And I intend to end up there.

Rumi

The Soul is the truth of who we are.

Marianne Williamson

Contact Me

Feel free to drop me a mail

Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Queensland

CONTACT

PH: 0417 700 456

LOCATION

I have a virtual office on the Sunshine Coast Queensland and am available for Telehealth only (via Zoom, Skype or Phone).

I am also available for home or park visits from Maroochydore to  Caloundra.