Psychologist Services

Bundaberg Psychologist service offering support services through both individual appointments and group sessions, and offering cognitive testing using the industry-standard WISC-V and the WAIS-IV. Equinox Psychology has also recently purchased the ADOS-II  (an autism assessment).

Equinox Psychology also completes Full Psychological Functional Assessments for NDIS participants.

 

Clinical Services Panel with the PHN

Equinox Psychology are pleased to announce establishing a strong working relationship with Bundaberg and Wide Bay PHN (Primary Health Network) being invited to be on the local Clinical Services Panel. As part of this Equinox Psychology provide services under PHN’s stepped care model of service. The stepped care model of service allows eligible consumers to access services with NO out of pocket expenses.

Individual appointments consist of an initial needs/psychosocial Assessment. We understand that it is important to choose the right psychologist or counselor for you, which is why during the initial appointment it is important for you to measure the therapeutic alliance; this is your ability or belief that you can work effectively with our clinicians.

Equinox clinicians work with a number of presentations including (but not limited to): Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Grief and Loss, School Refusal, Anger, ASD/Aspergers, and those with Trauma history.

Community Relationships

Equinox are pleased to announce our strong working relationship with Kepnock High School and Bundaberg North High School. We currently offer services at both of these school to provide support for our communities developing students.

Aaron Druett – Psychologist

Aaron has a soft approachable style of working with clients of all ages, nationalities, and difficulties. He has experience with children and adolescents through his work with the Queensland Health Service, and also has experience working with those struggling with alcohol or drug addictions. Aaron has delivered interventions targeting addiction in multiple settings including Private practice and sub contracting through Queensland Corrective Services.

Aaron is  a registered provider with Queensland Work Cover.

Rhonda Druett – Psychologist

Rhonda has a proven ability to build rapport with all ages, with a particular interest in working with children and youth. Rhonda works effectively with children under 10, and uses a number of approaches including narrative and play therapy when working with this age group.Rhonda has experience working with trauma effected children and has extensive experience in the area of domestic violence.

NDIS Services

Aaron, Rhonda and Michelle  are registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS); approved to provide Therapeutic Supports under the NDIS initiative.

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments consist of a 50 minute session. The initial appointment is used for assessment and formulation of an intervention plan.

Our clinicians utilise elements from a number of psychological intervention modalities including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based goal setting and Psychotherapy.

Appointment One

The first appointment involves a Psychosocial Assessment which  explores current difficulties, support networks, physical & mental health history, developmental history, current goals, and future goals.

It is helpful to bring any recent reports and/or additional information from recent or current support providers that you are willing to share or feel will be beneficial .

Ongoing Appointments

Ongoing appointments consist of a tailor made intervention plan to assist and support you to achieve your goals. These appointments, and the therapy method utilised, may remain fixed or fluid depending on your needs.

Final Appointment

This appointment is an important final step. The previous appointments are re-capped, and a plan is discussed for ongoing support options, as well as relapse prevention planning.