Dr Fiona H Spencer
Registered Psychologist

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Therapy Service

Therapy


Dr Spencer provides therapy and interventions for
children and young people aged 6 to 18 years.

She is experienced in the treatment of anxiety, depression, self-harming, suicidal ideation, trauma, social skills training, anger management, and grief and loss.

Dr Spencer can provide school observation visits and school liaison.

She also provides counselling for adults in the areas of anxiety, depression and grief and loss.

Making an Appointment


Please make sure that you have read the therapy appointment information below before booking.

Making a booking indicates that you agree to the service and cancellation policy (outlined below).


A limited number of appointments are available in the online portal via the powerdiary link below.  You can book your first appointment there and Dr Spencer will make further appointments directly with you at your session.

Alternatively, please send an email with your request to contact@drfionahspencer.vpweb.com.au
or phone 0478 612 578

 


If you wish to make an initial appointment with

Dr Fiona H Spencer via the online portal click on the powerdiary logo above.

Therapy Appointment Information

Appointments are available Mondays to Thursdays
The consultation fee is $200 per appointment
Payments are made at the time of your appointment via credit card or direct deposit transfer or via PayPal
SMS reminders for all appointments
Appointments are 55 minutes
Skype sessions available on request (N.B. not able to be rebated by Medicare)
If children are attending, parents will be updated in the last 10 to 15 minutes of the session
If Dr Spencer is unavailable and cannot make your appointment you will be notified via phone.
Please be aware that even though you are charged per appointment, each appointment may create many hours of further work undertaken behind the scenes for your child/adolescent and/or you.

Appointment cancellation policy:

Please cancel appointments via the online portal or via email at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time otherwise an administration cancellation fee of $50 will be charged for non-attendance (not able to be claimed through Medicare).


Initial appointment:

On arrival please notify the Gungahlin Medical Practice staff of your arrival and they will direct you to Dr Spencer’s waiting area.  Initial appointments will usually involve history taking and determining a plan based on individual client needs.  File maintenance, storage and confidentiality will be discussed at this session. Please ask any questions that you may have at this appointment. 


Letters:

Appointment attendance letters are available on request.


If you require a letter for any other reason please make sure that this is arranged in a session with Dr Spencer, at her discretion.  Letters requested outside appointment times will incur a preparation time cost of $70 per letter (not able to be claimed through Medicare).


Urgent matters:

Dr Spencer is not available at the point of crisis or in emergency. 

If urgent Psychological issues arise please contact, as appropriate, either: 

Emergency Services (000)

Canberra Hospital Emergency Department (02) 6244 2222

Your local ACT Police Station  https://www.police.act.gov.au/

Life Line 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/

KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au/

 

Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) or Specialist referral:

If you have a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) or Specialist referral the work will be progressed as carefully as possible within the six and then four sessions style of the MHCP (i.e. ten in 12 months).   


Any GP or Specialist can refer to Dr Spencer.


Medicare claims can be processed at the time of your appointment, please bring your medicare card with you.   


Please bring your plan with you to the first appointment – N.B. faxing your plan is not an available option.


Your GP will be provided with an initial letter, a review letter and a final summary letter from Dr Spencer. 


Private health:

Private Health clients pay at the time of appointment and submit their own claims to their health fund. Please make sure you check that your health fund will cover appointments with a Registered Psychologist prior to making an appointment.


NDIS:

NDIS funded patients that are self-managed pay at the time of appointment and submit their own claims to NDIS.

 

Private patients:

Are welcome and pay at the time of appointment.