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TFD Services provides counselling services to individuals, couples, and families.

TFD Services - Psychology

Focus areas

Self-doubt Guilt Behaviour management Personal breakthrough Stress Management Hypnotherapist

The skills and qualifications of our staff enable us to provide services related to depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, anger management, self esteem and awareness, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, body image, adjustment difficulties, and motivational change.

These services are focused at assisting clients with a greater knowledge and understanding of why the presenting concern established, and skills and strategies to reduce the impact that it is having on their daily life.

Couples Services Relationship Counselling

Our relationship counselling services follow the principles of the Gottman Institute (largest relationship research and intervention institute in America) through the teachings of John Gottman. The focus of the intervention is on what are the seven common principles of what make relationships healthy and happy, as opposed to what factors deteriorate relationships. Our staff are trained up in the framework and intervention strategies.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

TFD Services specialises in the assessment and interventional services of individuals with on the Autistic Spectrum.

Services include the assessment and diagnosis of individuals presenting with traits on the spectrum, and the identification and implementation of interventional services to assist in reducing the impact of the traits on the individuals daily functioning.

Medicare rebates relating to the assessment and interventional services are supported through referral from a Paediatrician.

Therapy provided for:

  • Emotional problems including anxiety, anger, aggression and depression
  • Behavioural problems
  • Eating problems
  • Repetitive behaviours
  • School problems including school phobia, behavioural problems, and bullying and teasing
  • Social communication problems
  • Social skill development and friendship skills
  • Sexual problems, identity and sex education


Behaviour Management and Modification

Services are offered to both parents and individuals with non-desirable behaviours. TFD Services believes that all behaviours were originally developed to serve a purpose to the individual, however over time, the behaviour has caused detrimental effects to the individual and the people around them.

This service is designed to assist individuals gain control by setting boundaries, acquiring knowledge of behaviour motivations and assisting with strategies to curve the negative behaviours. Services can be provided in-home, at school or workplace, by negotiation.

Medicare and Private Health Rebates

Our staff are registered with both Medicare and Private Health Insurance companies to enable clients to receive applicable rebates.

Medicare Rebates are provided when the individual is referred to TFD Services by their General Medical Practitioner along with a completed Mental Health Care Plan as part of the Federal Governments Better Access to Mental Health Services Initiative. Plans are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of referral. Individuals referred by the doctor are eligible for up to 10 rebated appointments per calendar year. The minimum rebate is $84.80 (as at 1st November 2012), with higher rebates obtainable when the individual or family have passed the Medicare Safety Net in any calendar year.

Health Insurance rebates are based on individual membership entitlements. Please check your entitlements with your provider.

Clients are only able to claim through one rebate system for any appointment, so we recommend that you check with your Health Insurance Provider as to their rebates in compared to the Medicare Rebate.

Upon payment of the session fee, TFD Services can process both the Medicare and Health Insurance Rebates.

  • With Medicare Rebates, the full fee is paid to TFD Services and then with presentation of the Medicare Card, the rebate is refunded instantly to a eftpos card.
  • With Private Health Insurance, upon presentation of your Health Insurance Card, through our HICAPS machine, it will notify of the required GAP payment.

Call us for more information, or to book your first appointment today!


3 Services

Focused Psychological Services

$200 Per session

Psychological Consultation


$210 Per session

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

Business Hours

We're open 5 days.


7:00 am To 3:00 pm


7:00 am To 3:00 pm


7:00 am To 3:00 pm


7:00 am To 3:00 pm


7:00 am To 3:00 pm


  • Bachelor of Psychology

Professional Membership

  • AHPRA - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Psychology Board of Australia

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