Services & Fees

Our Fees – are currently being updated, please contact the centre for details

 

General Practitioners

If you are a GP or psychologist who shares our vision, we would love to discuss the possibility of your working at NewHope Medical. Please contact the practice manager for a confidential discussion. Denise – 9066 1145

Dr Joanna Teo

Jo completed her undergraduate medical degree from Melbourne University and is also a specialist GP after completing her post-graduate studies for her FRACGP qualification. She works part-time and has special interest in all aspects of general medical practice, and particularly enjoys mental health, paediatrics and womens health. Joanna speaks Hokkien and Malay.
Joanna is married and is a busy mother of two young boys. In her free time, she likes to bake and cook.

Dr Gennifer Walker

Genny graduated from Melbourne University in 1974 and has worked as a General Practitioner in Moonee Ponds, Toowoomba, Box Hill South Medical and North Blackburn Square clinics. Genny has a special interest in patients with Eating disorders and is registered for Shared Obstetric Care at box Hill Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women. Genny is  married and has 5 adult children and 6 grand children and loves to read, do crosswords, garden and knit.

Dr Rachel Bird

Rachel has worked in general practice for the last eight years. Her main areas areas of interest include chronic disease, aged care and preventative medicine. Due to her background she also has an interest in infectious diseases and travel medicine. She is married and has two children, one in Grade 6 and one in Grade 3. When not at work she enjoys crochet and good books. She heard about NewHope Medical through her Bible study group.

Deborah Shilling (RN)

Deb has a Bachelor of Nursing and has over 15 years experience nursing in general practice and in hospital emergency departments. Deb is experienced in preparing Care Plans and supporting patients with complex health issues. On Monday, Wednesday and Fridays Deb is available to assist you with wound care, taking pathology samples, measuring your blood pressure, ear syringing, suture removal etc. 

 

Psychology and Counselling

Psychology and Counselling services are available for adults and children.

Harsha George

Harsha has a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling, and a Master of Arts in Psychology. She has cross-national experience working in field of mental health since 2008. In Melbourne, Harsha has worked as a psychologist since September 2014, providing psychological services under the Better Access system. Previously, she has also worked in community health settings like EACH and EMPHN.

She has a wealth of experience working with clients from varied cultures and age groups, presenting with diverse and complex psychological needs. Harsha has worked with adults and adolescents presenting with Relationship issues, Self esteem issues, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and other trauma, Self-harm issues, Anger management issues, Workplace issues, Spiritual issues, Life-stage issues and Grief and loss.

Among children (6 years+), she has addressed problems like Separation anxiety, Grief and loss, Trauma, Sibling rivalry, aggressive behaviour, Bullying and Bereavement.  Harsha ensures that therapy is relevant, by choosing and adapting therapeutic models to suit specific needs. She draws upon techniques from a range of models like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative therapy, Single Session therapy and Interpersonal therapy.

Besides English she is fluent in Malayalam and Hindi and can communicate in Marathi. She can also communicate in (spoken) Tamil.

Christy Kan

Christy qualified as a counsellor in 2007 and has worked with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of issues since, including anger, depression, grief, stress and anxiety, relationships, pre-marriage, life transition, life direction, childhood trauma, life crisis and personal development.

Having migrated with her husband and family from Hong Kong, she is personally aware of the challenges that migrants face and the difference in culture.

“I am committed to working with my clients and counselling them in how to manage their challenges and to go on and live a productive and meaningful life. I understand that  many people are hesitant to seek counselling. I am proud of my clients. They are all bold people who are courageous in dealing with their life issues and the desire to live better. I believe that it’s often best to tackle problems and life challenges early on, before they have a chance to grow.” – Christy

Christy speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin

自从在2007获取了心理辅导师的资格后,Christy便致力为社区服务。她也不断深造,获得 CBT专业证书,家庭暴力咨询证书,精神健康急救证书,亲密、婚姻及家庭关系专家,伤痛节哀治疗和个人成长顾问。她是CCAA, ACA 及NDIS 认可心理辅导员。

作为一个华人和移民者,她对亚洲人和移民人仕很有负担。她能说英语、粤语、普通话及潮洲话。

Christy提供专业心理辅导服务,协助你面对生活、工作、人际关系、亲密关系、家庭或个人成长引发的压力、困扰或创伤。帮助你剖析令你陷在困境的原因,明白自己的情绪,心理和行为反应,寻获另一个改善或解决问题的方法,以致你能活得更有动力和有意义。她会用心聆听你的难处,明白你的处境,帮助你面对你身处的困境。

她常说: “不要逃避面对问题。不要等到事情复杂了才处理。不要让生命难关打垮你。”

Sarah Fountas

A qualified counsellor, Sarah has a wealth of experience working cross-culturally. With experience as a Community Outreach Coordinator, she understands the challenges of expats, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Her experience as a counsellor at an Eastern suburbs high school has provided a depth of understanding and appreciation of challenges faced by today’s adolescents.

Sarah works across the lifespan with children and young people, individuals, couples and families. Her special interests and areas of expertise include but are not limited to, Parenting Issues, Children with Special Needs/Diagnosis, Infertility Challenges, Adoption related issues, Pregnancy Crisis Support, Depression, Relationship challenges, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD.

Using an integrative practice style; modalities such as CBT, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused and Trauma Informed Therapy are used as appropriate. With a background in applied Linguistics and as a second language speaker (Greek), social, cross-cultural, religious and economic factors are understood. These inform worldviews that need to be appreciated and where appropriate are integrated into the therapeutic process.

Counselling has always been part of my DNA. This is not merely a profession for me but a way of being.”

All our counsellors are practicing Christians and on your request, can incorporate supportive discussion around your personal faith walk, decision making, exploring and practicing spiritual disciplines.