Hello, my name is Mark Taylor. I am a Registered Psychologist, and I am full-member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).I have gained a number of qualifications over the years including a Bachelor of Arts (English and History), a Graduate Diploma in Business Information Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours), and a Masters of Clinical Psychology.
In addition, I have worked as an officer in the Australian Army and have received an Australian Defence Medal for my service. I have also worked in the Australian Public Service in a range of mid-level positions across a range of departments and statutory authorities.
I believe Skype is another important way for servicing the needs of clients (Australia only), and it is highly convenient, and does not require visits to a therapy room.
If interested, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 0467 087 300. I will then send you an information package, including payment details. Once payment is received, we will then conduct the session. And yes, I am a registered Medicare provider so, dependent upon whether you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your treating doctor, some of your out-of-pocket expenses will be covered.
My fee is $165 for a 1 hour session.
I trust you are as excited by this development as I am, and I look forward to being of service.
Registered Psychologist (MAPS)
Cognitive behaviour therapy is a focused approach that is based on the concept that cognitions influence feelings and behaviours, and that subsequent behaviours and emotions can influence cognitions. The therapist helps individuals identify unhelpful thoughts, emotions and behaviours. CBT has two aspects: behaviour therapy and cognitive therapy. Behaviour therapy is based on the theory that behaviour is learned and therefore can be changed. Examples of behavioural techniques include exposure, activity scheduling, relaxation, and behaviour modification. Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that distressing emotions and maladaptive behaviours are the results of faulty patterns of thinking. Therefore, therapeutic interventions, such as cognitive restructuring and self-instructional training are aimed at replacing such dysfunctional thoughts with more helpful cognitions, which leads to an alleviation of problem thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Skills training, for example, stress management, social skills training, parent training, and anger management) is another important component of CBT.