Mental Health Care & Counselling

Julie Bolton

Counsellor

As a cancer survivor of many years, Julie has a deep empathy for those diagnosed with cancer and is passionate about helping them to optimise their quality of life and emotional well-being throughout their cancer experience.

Julie provides a safe space to share your story and process what is happening for you. She can also help you to understand the normal response of the body and brain to the stress of a cancer diagnosis and will provide strategies to help minimise distress at this time.

Appointments with Julie are available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Bloomhill Client's:
Initial Appt - $105/hr
Standard Appt - $90/hr

Non-Bloomhill Client:
Initial Appt - $120/hr
Standard Appt - $110/hr

To book an appointment with Julie, please phone 0431 135 114 or contact via the icon below.

Di Procter

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Di is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast for over 40 years. She has a warm and engaging manner and her approach to therapy ensures people feel welcomed, understood and supported throughout our time together.

Sometimes, we find ourselves facing challenges that are bigger than we are able to understand or navigate on our own. At any stage after a cancer diagnosis, you may experience times of distress and feel a range of strong emotions, such as disbelief, fear, anxiety, anger, and sadness. You may also experience loss, such as the loss of good health, temporary or permanent changes to your appearance, not being able to work or do your normal activities, changed finances, a loss of independence or a change in your relationships. The therapeutic process can help you to make sense of, adapt to, and heal from difficult life experiences and I am trained in, and draw upon, a range of evidence-based therapies to better meet your needs.

A referral is not essential for you to receive Di’s services, however if you speak to your GP about your concerns, you may be eligible to attend under a Mental Health Care Plan. This will allow you to receive a Medicare rebate for a portion of your therapy costs.

My formal qualifications and memberships include:
• Bachelor of Social Work
• Masters of Mental Health Practice
• Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)
• Member of EMDRAA

Session Cost: $120.00 (Medicare rebate $81.90)
Concession Rate: $100.00 (Medicare rebate $81.90)

Sessions are available on Thursdays for both male and female Bloomhill clients. To book an appointment with Di, you can contact her via phone 0413 566 987 or via the link below.

Meike Zielinski - currently on leave

Mental Health Occupational Therapist & Arts Therapist

Meike Zielinski is a mental health credentialed Occupational Therapist (member OTA, Registered AHPRA) and Arts Therapist (Grad Dip & Master, MIECAT, Melbourne). She has over 25 years clinical experience in the field of health and wellbeing and has provided counselling and mental health support for a diverse range of clients.

Meike has a particular interest in trauma informed practice and working with loss & grief, which is often present on the cancer journey for the person affected and their loved ones. Having worked for organisations such as Headspace, Relationship Matters and MOIRA Youth & Disability Support she now works for Bloomhill Cancer Care and also runs a small private practice in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Meike works with people individually and in groups to facilitate compassionate self awareness and change using focussed psychological strategies, creative self expression and holistic counselling. She also supervises counsellors and students.

Medicare and private health insurance rebates available. Please speak to your GP about accessing a Mental Health Care Plan.

Meike is currently on leave.

Psychology

Samantha Clutton

Clinical Psychologist (MPsychClin, FAPS)

Samantha provides individually tailored and evidence based psychological support to people who have been impacted by cancer and other challenging life events. She strives to help people feel less depressed and anxious as well as helping them to find meaning and purpose during difficult times.

The standard fee for a 50 minute consultation is $215. If you obtain a Medicare referral from your GP (Mental Health Care Plan) you will receive a rebate of $131.65 which leaves an approximate gap fee of $83.

If you are experiencing financial distress please discuss this at your initial appointment and there may be scope to temporarily reduce your fee.

You can find out more about Samatha via her website:
samanthacluttonpsychology.com.au

Samantha is available for appointments on Fridays.
For more information or to make an appointment you can contact Samantha via:
Phone – (07) 5625 3010
Email – admin@samanthacluttonpsychology.com.au

Suzanna Copp

Psychologist (B.A.(Hons), M.Psych (Counselling))

Suzanna provides expert individual therapy for adults with difficulties including grief and loss, trauma, mood disorders and anxiety, couples counselling, and autism assessments (for primary school aged children).

Suzanna works from a holistic perspective and incorporates an eclectic mix of evidence-based therapies including Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotion-Focused Therapy.

The fee for a 50 minute psychological treatment session is $230. Payment is required on the day.

If using a Mental Health Care Plan attained from your GP, Medicare will cover a portion of the fee ($93.35). Sessions are paid on the day and a rebate from Medicare will be processed if using a Mental Health Care Plan.

No referral is required if you wish to see Suzanna on a private basis. If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for a rebate depending on your level of cover (please speak to your private health provider to determine whether you are eligible).

For assessment fee’s, please refer to the assessment information page on the website.

Suzanna is available for appointments on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Appointments with Suzanna can be made via:
Website: www.suzannacopppsychology.com.au
Email: suzanna@scpsych.net.au
Phone: 0456 720 315

Michelle Scott

Psychologist (Counselling Psychology); BSc Hons (Psych); PGD (Psych); BSc

Michelle Scott is a registered psychologist with AHPRA who holds a masters degree in counselling psychology. She has 15 years experience in providing therapy in various contexts in Australia and South Africa. She focuses on helping people to deal with life challenges and developmental problems to optimise psychological well-being.

Michelle has experience in helping people from various cultural and social backgrounds in dealing with grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, gender identity, self-esteem, sexual abuse, autism, ADHD, chronic health issues (HIV and cancer), bullying, work stress, neurodiversity.

Michelle is trained in several evidence-based approaches, including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma informed Person-Centred Counselling and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Her approach is trauma informed, neuroaffirming and LGBTIQA+ affirming.

Michelle works with clients funded by Medicare, Private Health, Work Cover, self-managed NDIS, Open Arms, EAP and motor insurance claims.

The session rate is $210 with a rebate of $93.35 through a mental health care plan from the GP. If you access treatment through private health cover, there is no need to get a GP referral.

Michelle is available for appointments at Bloomhill on Thursdays.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Michelle via:

Email: michellescottpracticeau@gmail.com

Phone: 0448 045 684

Yoga Therapy

Sarah White

Yoga Therapist

Sarah White has lived on the Sunshine Coast for over 30 years. With a background in education and a long time interest in health and wellbeing, she has been a student of yoga for over 25 years.

A certified Yoga Therapist, 500hr+ experienced senior Yoga teacher and Trauma Informed Yoga practioner, offering private therapy consultations and therapeutic yoga classes.

In a Yoga therapy consultations she will work collaboratively with you to design a program that addresses your specific needs and goals.

The first consultation includes a detailed assessment, short modified yoga practice, and home practice recommendations to support and empower you to improved health and wellbeing.

Follow on sessions are to revisit the practice, reassess and either revise or deepen the home practice. All practices are either written or videoed for your convenience.

FEES:
3 sessions recommended:
General $290
BHC – $270

Initial consultation – 90 mins
Detailed assessment
Personalised yoga program for daily home practice

Follow up – 60 mins
1 week later
-review and adjust if needed.

Third and ongoing – 60 min
2 weeks on.
-Develop practice according to needs.

Subsequent consultations
60 mins :
General $90
BHC : $75

Sarah is available for appointments on Wednesdays from 1-5pm. To book with Sarah, please visit the link below:
https://breatheyogaspace.com.au/yoga-therapy/

Nurse Practitioner

Tammy Lehn-Van Diem

Oncology Nurse Practitioner (RN Grad cert Nsg(cancer), Grad Dip Nsg(cancer) MNursPrac)

Tammy moved to the Sunshine Coast from America in 2006. She has been a cancer nurse for 25+ years and has worked in a variety of areas including Chemotherapy, inpatient, radiation, and palliative care.

Tammy has covered the cancer journey with patients from diagnosis through treatment and for some end-of-life care.

In 2019, she became an endorsed Nurse Practitioner (NP). The NP is the highest clinical nursing position.

Tammy has always been passionate about providing the best care possible to people with cancer. Her position at Bloomhill will allow for personalised one on one cancer care in the community.

Fees:
New client: $100.00
Follow up appointments range from $45 -75.00 depending on the type of follow up required and length.
Medicare Rebates are available.
Bulk billing available for pensioners and healthcare-card holders.

Tammy is available for appointments on Thursdays.
For more information or to make an appointment, you can contact Tammy via:
Email: tammyonp23@gmail.com
Ph: 0412 646 562
Website: Tammyonp.com.au

Oncology Massage / Reflexology

Audrey Flierman

Touch Therapist

Meet one of Bloomhill Cancer Care’s longest serving tactile therapists, Audrey Flierman. Audrey has worked as a therapist at Bloomhill Wellness Centre for over 12 years providing touch therapy treatments including Oncology Massage, Foot Reflexology, Facial Reflexology, and now one of her most popular offerings is her luxurious Skin Care Treatments.

Research has continually proven the effectiveness of touch therapies to reduce stress and tension, offer complete relaxation, and space to revive one’s energy stores. Audrey holds the firm belief that once your body is in complete relaxation and ease is when her wonderful treatments are fully experienced.

Specialised techniques that encourage the relaxation response have a profound effect on relieving symptoms relating to cancer treatment side effects such as pain, nausea, joint aches, skin eruptions, peripheral neuropathy, constipation and diarrhoea to name a few.

Audrey has a wealth of knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings and is a compassionate and highly skilled oncology massage therapist. Audrey holds diplomas in remedial massage, and reflexology, along with certificates in oncology massage and facial reflexology, home and Community Care, and is a certified trainer. Audrey is committed to providing the highest level of care to her clients.

Audrey is also deeply connected to nature and can often be found swimming, walking, snorkelling and bush walking. She also enjoys yoga, traveling, gardening, quilting, reading and studying. This balance in her life allows Audrey to approach her work with a holistic, heart centred attitude evidenced by witnessing the results her patients experience as they move through their cancer treatment and beyond.

Audrey will tailor each session to meet your specific needs and support you through every step of the experience. Audrey is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's at Bloomhill Cancer Care, offering you an experience you simply do not want to miss. You'll feel the difference her heartfelt approach makes as she helps you to rejuvenate and replenish on every level.

To book with Audrey, please contact Bloomhill's Wellness Centre Reception on (07) 5445 5794.

Acupuncture

Joanne Baldwin

Acupuncturist (Chinese Medicine Practitioner)

I’ve had the privilege of working at Bloomhill Wellness Centre for over a year, and I’m surrounded by the most amazing people in the most beautiful setting.

I’m a classically trained Acupuncturist and have studied both Japanese Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Among my degrees I hold a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and have many years experience.

Some of my adventures in acupuncture include a semester at Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University in 2009, where I completed internships in three of China’s public hospitals across all departments. In 2016 I also spent 6 months living in Mumbai. Part of my weekly routine involved volunteering at the Barefoot Acupuncture Clinic in Dharavi, which is India’s largest slum area. I have been to India many times over the years, always staying with the same family, but that experience really touched my heart.

The style of Acupuncture I practice is gentle and painless. My intention is to assist clients on their path to health and well-being using a holistic approach to support the body’s innate healing abilities physically, mentally, and emotionally.

If you are interested in acupuncture and how it can assist you on your path, then I would love to have a chat with you, and please – call me Jo.

Assisting with oncology related symptoms, general health & fertility:
– Balancing body, mind, and emotions
– Pain management and muscular-skeletal issues
– Chemotherapy and radiation side effects
– Quality of life
– Stress, anxiety, insomnia, and tiredness
– Hormonal imbalances, menopause, hot flushes
– IVF, natural fertility, pregnancy, breeches and pre labour

Cost:
BHCC Clients & Carers Initial Appointment $110 (1hr)
BHCC Clients & Carers Follow-up $97 (45min)
General Community Initial Appointment $154 (1 hr)
General Community Follow-up $116 (45 min)

Jo is available for appointments on Monday’s and Thursday’s.

For more information please contact Jo directly on:
Email: jmb.acupuncture.au@gmail.com
SMS: 0415 635 200

For appointment bookings, please visit:
https://jmb-acupuncture.square.site

Physiotherapy

Jacki Filippini

Physiotherapist

Jacki graduated from ACU in Brisbane with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 and has been working in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy field ever since. While working in NZ’s South Island, she was part of the acute medical team onsite at the local ski fields.

Since being back on the coast, Jacki’s worked in premier sports physiotherapy clinics alongside specialist sports physios from the Socceroos, Wallabies and Sunshine Coast Lightning. She gained extensive experience in acute sports injury management, pre and post-surgical orthopaedic conditions and injury prevention programs.

Her own recent experience of breast cancer has given her an invaluable understanding of what can be so helpful to a patient during and particularly after treatment has ended. That’s often the time clients need extra care and consistent therapy.

With a background as an acupuncturist, she works with an integrative approach to treatment. Using a combination of physiotherapy, musculoskeletal acupuncture, muscle energy techniques, exercise rehab and soft tissue therapy to gain the best outcome for her clients.

Jacki is thrilled to be working with the team at Bloomhill and to be of service to the breast cancer community. She is currently available for appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Private Health Rebates are available for Physiotherapy. All consults are 60 minute duration.

Fees:
General Community: Initial Consult $125, Standard Consult $110, Extended Consult $145
Bloomhill Clients: Initial Consult $110, Standard Consult $100

Please contact Jacki via email or book directly via the booking link.
Email: info@runinphysio.com.au
Booking Link URL: https://my.powerdiary.com/clientportal/g8crb

Kristen Barrie

Physiotherapist - currently on leave

Kristen is an experienced musculoskeletal and oncology physiotherapist. Kristen supports her clients to help manage the musculoskeletal consequences of cancer treatment and assisting clients in returning to pre-diagnosis function or in achieving their individual goals.

Kristen is passionate about the role of physiotherapy in the oncology sector and working to improve the quality of life of those who have received a cancer diagnosis.

Kristen is currently away from practice on maternity leave.

Dietician

Dr Evelyn (Pheh Ping) Chang

Dietitian

Dr Evelyn is an experienced and university qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) working with clients with a wide range of health conditions. In addition to her dietetic qualification, Evelyn has a Master’s in Molecular Microbiology and a PhD in Immunology.

Dr Evelyn supports her clients through their cancer journey by assisting them manage the symptoms and side effect of cancer and treatment which include but not limited to feeling fatigue, taste change, mouth sore, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, change of appetite, change of bowel habit, and difficulty in swallowing. She helps to improve their nutritional intake so that her clients can better tolerate treatments and do better during treatment as being properly nourished helps support the immune system and can help prevent treatment delays. Depending on the types of cancer treatment which may either promote weight gain or weight loss, Dr Evelyn helps her clients to maintain a healthy weight via appropriate diet which are the key elements of a recurrence prevention strategy.

In addition, Dr Evelyn has undertaken additional training in chronic kidney disease and gut health having completed Monash University’s FODMAP training for Dietitians, Food Intolerance Management for Dietitians course, and Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet training. She has also completed training in QuEDS (Queensland Eating Disorder Service) Evidence-informed Dietetic Practice for Eating Disorders.

Dr Evelyn combines her skills and experience developed over the years to translate scientific nutrition information into personalised and practical dietary advice for clients. She understands that making changes to eating patterns is easier said than done. Her aim is to bridge the gap between where clients are and where they want to be, walking alongside, motivating, and supporting them along the way.

Fees:
Bloomhill Members: Initial Consult $102 (usual rate $120), Standard Consult $87 (usual rate $95), Extended Consult $102 (usual rate $120).

Medicare rebate via Medicare Care Plan CDM/ EPC or Eating Disorders Management Plan (EDMP): Clients get back $58.

All DVA gold card holders are bulked billed with initial and standard consults.

Dr Evelyn is available for appointments on Thursdays. She is also able to cater for those who wish to communicate in Malay and Chinese during consultation session.

For all appointments, please contact Evelyn via:
Email: evelynchang40@gmail.com
Website: www.rainbownutritionanddietetics.com
Phone: 0497 785 114
Direct booking link: https://www.halaxy.com/profile/dr-evelyn-pheh-ping-chang/dietitian/627261?clinic=559271

Belinda Conway

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Belinda is a caring and compassionate dietitian who aims to provide a safe and welcoming space to support people to meet their goals. She understands that health is much more than a number on the scales and takes a non-diet evidence-based approach to support health and well-being.

Belinda has a special interest in cancer care, understands the benefits of eating well before, during, and after treatment, and values a holistic team care approach. She has experience in hospital and community settings and has worked with multidisciplinary teams to support people through all stages of their cancer journey.

Belinda is a credentialed eating disorder dietitian with an intuitive interest in supporting people to build a positive relationship with food, eating, and their body. She can also support you in managing gastrointestinal issues, gut health, diabetes, malnutrition, enteral feeding, healthy eating & healthy ageing.

Fees:
General Community Rates
Extended Consultation (50min): $150
Standard Consultation (30min): $110

Bloomhill Clients & Concession Rates
Extended Consultation (50min): $130
Standard Consultation (30min): $90

Extended consultations apply to all initial sessions and complex cases needing more time.
Medicare and Private health rebates are available.
Speak to your GP about a Care Plan to receive the $58 Medicare rebate.

You can make an appointment with Belinda at the below booking link or via phone/email:
Bookings: https://www.halaxy.com/book/bc-nutrition-dietetics/location/920711
Phone: 0459 749 190
Email: belindaconway.dietitian@gmail.com
Website: https://bcnutrition.com.au

Room Availability

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