Dr John Brown (no longer seeing clients)

PhD(Clin.Psych), MAPS, FCCLP

Clinical Psychologist, Director

Dr John Brown completed his training in clinical psychology at The Australian National University (ANU) as part of a PhD (Clinical Psychology) degree. This training focused on developing his proficiency in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) used in the treatment of depression, anxiety and eating disorders, as well as Motivational Interviewing used for helping people to overcome addiction, impulse control, and non-compliance problems. John also has an interest in the drug-free treatment of sleeping problems. As part of his ongoing efforts to expand his knowledge and clinical skills, he later undertook additional training in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), which has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression related to interpersonal problems. In addition to clinical practice, John conducts research at the ANU regarding impacts of lifestyle factors on sleep, as well as past research on the long-term effects of recreational drugs on brain functioning,

Fees for private client therapy payable at the end of the session

Session Fee Medicare rebate (if eligible) Medicare gap
Standard 55min therapy session $254 $126.50 $127.50
80min initial assessment and/or long therapy session $368 $126.50 $241.50

From 1st July, 2019

Fees for reports and services requiring an organisation to be invoiced

All such services are charged according to the APS Schedule of Recommended Fees +GST

Cancellation Policy

Less than 2 business days = ½ the cost of your appointment
Less than 1 business day = full costs of your appointment

Business days are all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

If you cancel or postpone your appointment within two business days (which are all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) from the time of your appointment, you will be charged half of the appointment fee, regardless of the reason for the change or cancellation (e.g. you will still be charged if it is due to work or health reasons). E.g. An appointment at 10 am on a Thursday would need to be cancelled before 10 am on the preceding Tuesday. Similarly, an appointment at 10 am on a Tuesday would need to be cancelled before 10 am on the preceding Friday, assuming there are no public holidays. If notice is provided less than one business day from the time of your appointment, you may be charged the full cost of the appointment. All late cancellation fees only apply if the appointment is not subsequently filled. Notification must be provided by either: phoning 02-6247 5485 and speaking to a receptionist or leaving a voice message containing your name, phone number, the date and time of the appointment, and the reason for the cancellation; or emailing those details to reception@psychsessions.com.au. Please provide as much notice as possible of any cancellations or changes. Please do not make an appointment unless you are confident that you will be able to attend it.