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Dr Aude Plontz

Consultant Psychologist
MPsych, PhD, MAPS
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  • East Melbourne
  • Telehealth video conferencing
  • Individual 50 minute consultation: $270
  • Couple/Family Initial 1.5hour consultation: $500
  • Couple/Family Subsequent 50 minute consultation: $350

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  • Medicare rebates
  • Reduced fees
  • Assessments and reports
  • Non attended session fees
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FEES+
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan referral to see me from your GP or psychiatrist, Medicare will subsidise up to 10 sessions per calendar year with an amount starting from $96.65.

You will receive the lower rebate until you reach your Medicare Safety Net. For more information on the Safety Net click here.

Reduced fees:

In some circumstances I offer a reduced fee to clients who are experiencing ongoing financial difficulties. Please initially discuss this with our intake team before you make an appointment, and you will be advised if this is possible. Unless an arrangement is made with me for a reduced fee, you are responsible for paying the standard consultation fee on the day of the appointment.

Diagnostic Assessments and Report:

Fees vary, if you require an assessment of this nature, I ask you to first make an initial 50 minute appointment to see me and we will discuss your requirements in this consultation.

Non Attended Session Fees:

I require 2 full working days (Monday-Friday only) notice should you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. You must do this by telephone.

– If you give us 2 or more business days’ notice: no fee

– Less than 2 business days: full consultation fee

Out of courtesy to our professional relationship, I request that you provide at least 7 days notice to cancel an appointment as I have limited appointments available.

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Hello, my name is Dr Aude Plontz

I provide support to individual clients and couples finding their way through a broad range of concerns, from clients curious about how to bring more vibrancy or awareness into their lives, to clients struggling with entrenched feelings of depression or anxiety. I also work with clients wishing to process and overcome experiences from past traumatic events. In my work, I uphold values of evidence-based and person-centred practice. I invite my clients to work with me in a collaborative manner from a humanistic perspective, exploring their personal choices and inner experiences with respect and sincerity and striving to adapt my approach to my clients’ preferences. I view psychological counselling as a process aimed at facilitating change in not only observable behaviours and habits of thinking, but also more fundamentally in what could subjectively be experienced as deep emotional or existential shifts.

 

The main counselling methods I utilise are Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT; including exposure, relaxation, & mindfulness – based strategies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy -ACT, and Schema Therapy) and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I may also make use of interventions from Feedback-Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, or Solution-Focused Therapy.

 

My areas of special interest include:

     Chronic, entrenched, or pervasive feelings of depression or anxiety

     Trauma and abuse (including emotional abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma)

     Life transitions (including grief & loss)

     Interpersonal difficulties (including couple counselling)

    Clients with a culturally and linguistically diverse background (including clients with a refugee background, or French- or German-speaking clients)

Issues I can help with
Phobias
Grief & Bereavement
Smoking Cessation
Drug & Alcohol
Anxiety
Communication
Depression & Mood
Drugs And Alcohol
Gambling
Grief And Bereavement
Infant Loss
Addictions
Life Transition
Assertiveness Training
New Parent
Bipolar
Parenting
Critical Incident Debriefing
Sleep Difficulties
Family Therapy
Stress Management & Relaxation
Infant Sleep
Trauma & Ptsd
Marriage Counselling
Relationship Counselling