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We provide counselling and assessments for:

Children, Adolescents and Adults

We offer a broad range of psychological counselling strategies. We offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Hypnosis. We also use mindfulness, relaxation, and psycho-education.


We use a range of therapeutic models for couples counselling including The Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Gottman Informed Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.


For families we use systemic approaches, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Since joining Northside Psychology in August 2018 Ruby Clarke has been the only accredited Triple P Provider in Canberra. At present she is offering the Standard Triple P program variant in one on one sessions with parents at Northside Psychology. Triple P is an evidence based parenting program developed in Australia. It is based on behavioural principles and understanding of child development. The program is designed to assist parents of children aged 2 – 12 years who would like to develop skills and strategies to manage misbehaviour, establish rules and routines within the home, and raise happy children. The program typically runs for 10 sessions of one hour duration, tailored to the needs of the family.

For more information on the program, visit To book into the program with Ruby please contact our reception.

We see clients under:

Mental Health Treatment Plans (Medicare)

Individual and group counselling sessions are eligible for a Medicare rebate if your GP, Psychiatrist or Pediatrician deems you eligible to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan

With a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you are entitled to a rebate for up to 10 individual counselling sessions per calendar year. Your Psychologist will provide a progress report to your referring Doctor after the sixth session and you will need to see them for a review of the plan before the seventh session. The Mental Health Treatment Plan also allows you to access rebates for up to 10 group sessions per calendar year.


Some of our Psychologists are able to provide Telehealth (videoconferencing) sessions for clients. The research shows Telehealth is just as effective as face to face sessions. Telehealth sessions for clients in certain Rural and Remote areas attract a Medicare rebate. Please call to see if you may be suitable for Telehealth services and eligible for rebates.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Compulsory Third Party Insurance

You may be eligible for psychological counselling if you have a Workers’ Compensation or Compulsory Third Party claim. You will need to discuss suitability for psychological counselling with your GP and /or Insurance claims manager. Northside Psychology must have approval from your Insurer in writing before we are able to provide services under your insurance claim.

Private Health Insurance

Your Health Insurer may give you a rebate on our service, however this depends on your health fund and your level of cover. It is important that you find out exactly what mental health services your health insurance policy covers, by calling your health insurer directly.

Employee Assistance

Occasionally we are asked to provide counselling services for employees as a part of their Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Please contact the Practice Manager to establish an EAP.