We at Mount Lawley Clinical Psychology aim to provide a high quality service to meet the needs of those seeking professional help at times of distress or when life brings challenges your way. We can also help you in your personal growth, assisting you to gain insights that enable you to make any necessary or desired changes in your life. We engage in peer support and ongoing professional development which enables us to provide the best possible care for our patients.
We provide support and services to individuals, couples and families across a wide range of issues. Collectively, we have extensive training and experience and are committed to providing the best possible psychological services to ensure the best outcomes.
Session times and duration
Session times vary according to each clinical psychologist. For further information and to make an appointment, please call 9371 2569 during office hours Monday to Friday.
The duration of our sessions is approximately 50 minutes. We aim to keep to time to avoid keeping people waiting. At times we may experience difficulties due to extenuating circumstances that may cause delays. However, this happens rarely and does not usually cause too much inconvenience to others.
Everything you say in a therapy session is confidential and we are ethically bound to honour your privacy except under certain conditions such as:
• When failure to disclose information would place you or another person at risk (Should this situation arise, we will discuss it with you before taking appropriate action).
• Should your file be subpoenaed by a legal representative to be submitted to a court of law (Your psychologist can also be subpoenaed to attend court but this is rare).
In some circumstances you may give permission for us to exchange information with other professionals or agencies (e.g. medical; legal; workers’ compensation). There are also times when another professional or agency may request a report from us regarding your psychological progress. Should this happen, we will ask you for your consent.
Many of our patients are referred by their doctor with a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP). Should you have a MHTP, we will provide your referring doctor with a report about the progress of your therapy at appointed intervals. Information passed on in reports will only contain information that is necessary for the ongoing shared care of your mental health. You can discuss details that you would like to remain confidential with your psychologist to ensure personal and sensitive information is not disclosed.
Client files are held in a secure filing cabinet. The information on each file includes personal information such as name, address, contact phone numbers, and other information which is relevant to the psychological service being provided. The information is gathered as part of your assessment, diagnosis and treatment. It is retained in order to document what happens during sessions, and enables the provision of a relevant and informed psychological service.
The psychological services provided by Mount Lawley Clinical Psychology are bound by the legal requirements of the National Privacy Principles from the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.