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Heart Mind Therapy
Rebecca Norris 

Our Services

By appointment only.
​We are unable to provide a crisis service.

Counselling and Pychotherapy
​​Rebecca provides counselling and psychotherapy for Women and Children. Counselling provides short term focussed therapy whereas psychotherapy allows for longterm in depth therapy.

Rebecca has extensive experience in supporting individuals through the effects of  trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and other health and wellbeing issues. Counselling aims to facilitate positive change from within to assist with personal and relational challenges and difficult life circumstances​

Art and Expressive Therapies
​​Art Therapy is a recognised psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced trauma. An Art Therapist is required to have completed a two year Masters level degree in addition to a a degree in health sciences, social work or similar.

What is an Art Therapist?
  
An Art Therapist  is a  psychological therapist  who  has arts-based  experience  plus training  in psychological interventions  using  drama,  music or art  as their  primary mode  of  communication. Arts therapies can  help to  improve:  general  development; social interaction and communication skills

and support  mental and physical rehabilitation.



​​Psychological interventions aim  to  improve  a person’s state  of  mind and  wellbeing; for example,  to reduce  symptoms  such  as anxiety,  confusion,  pain  and  depression.
An  Arts  Therapist  does  this by  helping  the individual to  experience  themselves and others in different  ways through  an  arts-based  activity  within  a  therapeutic framework.
Using  arts-based  psychological interventions is particularly  helpful when emotions  are too confusing  to express  verbally;  when  verbal communication  is difficult; or when words are not enough or too much to bear.


Clinical Supervision 
​​Rebecca currently provides individual and group supervision for professionals within the field of health and welfare. Rebecca can tailor supervision to suit organisational or individual needs. Rebecca has a particular interest in the area of Vicarious Trauma and Compassion fatigue.  
Current and previous organisations engaging Rebecca in the role of external supervisor are DHHS, WRISC, Ballarat Health Services, Corrections Victoria, Youth Mental Health Services, Centacare, Centre Against Sexual Assault, Womens Health West, CAFS, Lifeworks and more...

Rebecca has developed and delivered training programs for health, education and welfare professionals.
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Affordable and Accessible Mental Health Care ​​​

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A typical session is 50 min. 
Individual fees are 
$110.00 concession 
$130.00 non-concession

Full fee paying clients are also welcome.
Medicare rebate is $74.80 per session. A Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP will be required to access the Medicare rebate.

Individuals/Families with a current Low Income Health Care Card can request their GP to access counselling with Rebecca via PTS as there is no co-payment required.


Rebecca is registered to deliver therapeutic services for:
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PTS - Psychological Therapies Service (previously ATAPS)
Medicare - Focused Psychological Services 
Victorian Veteran’s Counselling Service
Victims of Crime Assistance
Redress Scheme for Institutional Abuse
EACH

Open Place
NDIS - National Disability Insurance Service  Individual Assessment, Therapy And/Or Training (Includes Assistive Technology) (15_048_0128_1_3)

EAP- Employment Assistance Services such as  Converge, Benestar and Optum

Rebecca welcomes expressions of interest for her services.
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