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Leonie Hehir

Consultant Psychologist
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  • East Melbourne
  • Telehealth video conferencing

50 minute consultation: $260.00

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  • Medicare rebates
  • 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, Medicare will subsidise up to 20 sessions per calendar year with an amount starting from $88.25.

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: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 1:15pm

Hello, my name is Leonie Hehir

I have specialist expertise in the management of gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, and IBD) and work with the team at The Alfred Gut Clinic in a holistic approach to the management of conditions which impact gut function and eating. I also work with children (5+), adolescent, and adults experiencing other medical conditions often related to anxiety and people suffering chronic illness and pain.

My other areas of interest include management of trauma, eating disorders, self esteem, sexual and body perception concerns. I also provide guidance and support for musical and theatre performance difficulties. I have consulted to schools, assisting students, teachers and families at a personal and curriculum level, and I have assessed hundreds of students for learning and intellectual difficulties, as well as giftedness.

I have an interest in the area of memory and learning, particularly gifted students with dyslexia, and I have written and published a resource book on spelling and provide seminars on topics such as dyslexia.

I take a very practical and compassionate approach to my work. I draw upon emotion focused and psychodynamic therapies, along with cognitive behavioural thought strategies to help my clients develop immediate management plans, whilst also helping them gain deeper insights into the nature and origin of their current circumstances and beliefs. I am a supportive counsellor who can help you explore spiritual or emotional factors which give your life meaning.

I use a variety of techniques including talking therapies and psycho-education (learning how the brain works and what is happening inside our body), as well as biofeedback, visualisation and medical hypnosis to help assist in understanding what is causing discomfort, impeding our independence or ability to be who we really want to be.

I believe everyone is different in how they have learned to manage their experiences, and the forms of assistance, I think, therefore need to be tailored and flexible to suit the individual.

Issues I can help with
ADHD
Academic Performance & Giftedness
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bipolar
Body Dysmorphia
Critical Incident Debriefing
Depression & Mood
Disordered Eating
Dyslexia
Gender & Sexual Identity
Grief & Bereavement
Gut-Brain Health
Health & Lifestyle
Learning Difficulties
OCD
Pain Management
Phobias
Relationship Counselling
Self Esteem & Self Development
Sexual Concerns
Sleep Difficulties
Smoking Cessation
Stress Management & Relaxation
Trauma & PTSD