Mental Health

At The Bubble Tasmania we acknowledge the significant impact that mental health has on well-being and physical health. We are fortunate to have registered psychologist Aimee to offer mental health sessions to patients identifying as women.

Registered psychologists provide a wide range of psychological services to individuals for mental health conditions that range from mild to severe and complex.

Registered psychologists are trained in the assessment and diagnosis of mental illnesses and psychological problems and are qualified to provide clinical advice.

Using a range of techniques and therapies, they tailor programs to treat complex psychology problems requiring individually tailored treatment. All psychologists undertake continual learning in areas such as prevention, diagnosis, assessment and treatment.

The Bubble Launceston psychologist, Amy, has a Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health) with a specialisation in Psychosexual Therapy.

Her qualifications in sexual and reproductive health allow for investigating and addressing the psychological and behavioural issues people face relating to their sexuality and sexual functioning. It can include managing relationship factors, building knowledge about sex, pleasure and the body, addressing different beliefs, attitudes and expectations.

The situations where someone might access Amy’s support include:

  • Pregnancy, fertility and parenting concerns. This may include parenting stress relating to older children.
  • General anxiety, depression and stress. Focusing on enhancing general wellbeing.
  • Sexual concerns which may involve functioning, desire, arousal, pain or orgasm.
  • Relationship concerns. This might include situations like “my partner wants more/less sex than I do” mismatched libido, discrepancies or difference in other aspects of sexuality such as kink, general “we want to enhance our relationship”, and “I don’t have an intimate relationship” related scenarios.
  • Illness, pain or physical difficulties that impact sexual wellbeing. This also includes STIs.
  • Self-esteem or body image issues
  • Sexuality and gender identity issues. Understanding identity, coming out etc

GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP)

Amy is offering sessions to patients referred with a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) by their regular GP. A MHTP lets you claim psychological therapy sessions from Medicare. This means you will receive a rebate from Medicare for your consultation.

To start with, your GP will refer you for up to 6 sessions. If you need more, your regular GP can refer you for further sessions on recommendation from your psychologist.

You may also choose not to have a MHTP.

Amy is able to accept private referrals without a MHTP. Full payment will be required on the day of the appointment and a receipt can be provided to claim through your private health insurer.

For GP referrers

If you require semi urgent to urgent referrals please specify on the referral or call to flag with our reception team. Every effort will be made to try and accommodate your patient. The more information you have in your referral and MHTP will help us triage.

Timely feedback will be provided if your patient is unsuitable for our service. We will contact patients to arrange appointments after triage. Please tell your patients to wait for our phone call.

Offering appointments for Mental Health:

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we live and work. We pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and safe environment for all people, regardless of race, religion, language, background, age, ability, gender identity or sexual orientation. Everyone deserves respect and the opportunity for a healthy life.