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Dr Rachel Costa

Dr Rachel Costa

Clinical Psychologist

Mijoco Pty Ltd

I provide sensitive, supportive & professional therapy targeted to your specific concerns & goals. I have over 19 years experience in a broad range of psychological therapies targeting a wide range of problems. In collaboration with you, I will select a therapy approach that best matches your particular issue & personal style. My objective is to assist you to deal with your concerns in an effective & efficient manner & to support you to engage in what is important & meaningful to you.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Rosalie Medical Centre, 5 Howard Street, Paddington, QLD 4064 (07) 3369 5433 PHONE (07) 3369 5433

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision 
  • Individual psychotherapy for adults. Duration of therapy varies based on needs.
    Particular expertise in depression, anxiety, grief and health issues.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief / Bereavement, Insomnia, Life Threatening Illness, Obsessive Compulsive, Pain / Rehabilitation, Performance Anxiety, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, PTSD, Self Development, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented

    I have expertise in a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness meditation, schema focussed therapy, experiential and solution focussed strategies. I aim to offer an approach best matched to your particular concerns and style.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • BA (Hons) Psych - 1987
    • Masters of Clinical Psychology - 1994
    • Doctor of Psychology - 2009

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association for Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy
    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    As a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Clinical College, I adhere to the ethical and professional standards required of this organisation. I strongly believe in the importance of keeping abreast of the latest developments and techniques in psychology in order to provide the most up to date and evidenced based therapy possible. As such I engage in ongoing professional development through seminars, workshops, conferences, reading and peer review groups.

    Background

    Govt & non-govt hospital & community health settings including mental health, general health, cancer care, health promotion, & private practice.
    Lectured & supervised post-graduate psychology students. Clinical research: postnatal depression & psychological adjustment to cancer. Published & presented at professional symposia.
    Registered Clinical Psychologist: Private practice, Cancer Council, Prince Charles Hospital, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD Health-Promotion, Corrective Services.

    Appointments

    Mondays 9am -12 noon
    Wednesdays 9am - 5.30pm

    Transport and Parking

    Free parking available on the street.
    Close to bus and train stops.

    Fees

    $165.00/ 55mins
    (Fee after Medicare rebate $47.35)
    Private Health fund rebates also available.

    Payment Options

    Payment at the time of appointment.
    Cash, Cheque, Visa or Martercard accepted. Facilities for electronic Medicare claims available.



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    Dr Rachel Costa

    Rachel Costa

    Clinical Psychologist

    I provide sensitive, supportive & professional therapy targeted to your specific concerns & goals. I have over 19 years experience in a broad range of psychological therapies targeting a wide range of problems.

    In collaboration with you, I will select a therapy approach that best matches your particular issue & personal style. My objective is to assist you to deal with your concerns in an effective & efficient manner & to support you to engage in what is important & meaningful to you....

    • Paddington
    • ACT, CBT, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented