Does this sound familiar?

  • Life doesn’t feel like you want it to
  • You’re feeling stuck and overwhelmed
  • Some days you don’t recognise yourself
  • You just want to feel like you’ve got this

Please know, you don’t have to stay in that place.  I’m here to support you in feeling like “you” again.

Renee Johnston
Online Psychologist

✅ Neurodivergent Ally
✅ Therapy/counselling
✅ Assessments

Welcome!

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.

I’m a registered psychologist providing therapy for trauma, stress and anxiety.

You can be assured of being treated non-judgmentally and with warmth, respect and acceptance.

I can equip you with effective coping tools to manage difficult emotions, support you in overcoming challenging situations (big or small), build on your strengths, and work towards your personal and/or professional goals.

I’m here to support you.

Schedule a free consultation

Supporting:

  • Medicare Clients
  • NDIS Participants (self managed or plan managed)
  • Private Health Clients
  • Private Paying Clients
  • WorkCover Clients

Areas of interest:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life adjustments and transitions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy
  • Perimenopause | Menopause | Postmenopause
  • Personal and/or work goal attainment
  • Personal and/or work related stress management
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Are sessions in person or online?

I offer online psychology appointments via secure video conferencing technology (in the comfort of your own home, work, or anywhere in Australia).

What are your hours?

I understand you have a busy and varying schedule, therefore, I’ve built my service with flexibility in mind.

We will work together to find the right time and day for our virtual sessions.

What are the fees?

Standard Fee – $220 per 60-minute session

A GP referral is not required for these sessions, however if you require a Medicare rebate, a referral via a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan is required.

Medicare rebate is $93.35.  This reduces your out of pocket expense to $126.65.

The fee is well below the nationally recommended fee of $300.

Private Health

Clients not claiming Medicare rebates may be able to claim through their private health fund (depending on level of cover).  Private health insurance cannot be used to top up the Medicare rebate.  Please contact your health fund to find out if you are eligible to claim for psychological services.

Third Party Insurer

Third party insurers (such as WorkCover) are also accepted.  Fees are set by the third party insurer.

What are the benefits of online therapy?
  • If you are a digital nomad remote therapy offers you a consistent online therapist to connect with, no matter where you are in Australia;
  • Do you work from home? Conveniently schedule your psychology session before you start your workday, in your lunch hour or at the end of your shift;
  • If you live in a rural area, you may find it difficult to find a psychologist in your area; need to take long drives to your nearest professional; or be concerned about privacy and stigma in a small town. Online therapy offers access to a psychologist from the privacy of your home.
  • If you suffer from a mental or physical illness, you may find it difficult to travel to a therapist’s office. Connecting online can be invaluable;
  • Are you a busy mum with little time and energy? Therapy can help reduce mum guilt, show that you are not alone and can empower you to reach your personal goals;
  • You can schedule a walk and talk. Organise a telephone psychology session at the same time as your daily walk;
  • Or, you just might like the sanctuary of your own home, a cup of tea, with your fur baby by your side!

Whilst online therapy can be very beneficial, it is not suitable in the following situations:

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or is currently in a crisis situation please contact your GP, Lifeline 13 11 14 or 000 immediately.
  • If you have unreliable technology, face to face sessions will be more advisable.
  • If you don’t have a confidential safe space to discuss your concerns, seeing a therapist in clinic is advised.
  • If you have a serious psychiatric illness that requires close and direct in-person treatment (for example, a serious addiction or more complex symptoms of a mental health condition) it is advisable that you seek a face-to-face in clinic appointment.
Do I need a referral?

You do not need a referral to see a psychologist.  However, in order to access Medicare Rebates a referral from your General Practitioner is required.  If you are referred by a third party (e.g. WorkCover) referral information must be made available at the time of making the appointment.

Please send your referral
via email to [email protected] or
via secure fax to: 07 5474 4343

Do you look after clients referred by WorkCover?

Yes.  I have experience working with clients referred through WorkCover.  I have supported clients with a range of work-related presenting concerns including PTSD, adjustment to injury, anxiety and stress in the workplace.