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Counselling, Positive Psychology

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About aria wellbeing

 

With lived experience, our practitioner can provide counselling and positive psychology coaching services to support a range of areas including;

  • Men’s Health
  • Sports and Exercise motivation
  • LGBT+ wellbeing
  • Hoarding
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Heath
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment
  • Therapy (ACT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Workplace Issues (e.g. bullying, harassment)
  • App Addiction (e.g. Dating, Social Media)

and others, just ask!

aria wellbeing counsellor Matthew Kyte

Matthew Kyte

Professional Counsellor and Positive Psychology Practitioner

 

Matt has a zest for counselling, sports and exercise, positive psychology, and sustainable living. Matt is an associate member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as well as Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and holds an NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card in Queensland.

For NDIS participants, we can provide services for plan and self-managed clients. Check with your plan manager or support co-ordinator if you have funding allocated in your plan prior to booking an appointment.

APS - Associate Member Australian Psychological Society Assoc MAPS

Private Health Insurance

Aria Wellbeing is a registered private health provider for Doctors Health Fund and GU Health policy holders. Check your policy to confirm if you are eligible for a rebate before your appointment if you wish to claim. We can provide you with an invoice after your consultation for you to provide to Doctors Health Fund or GU Health if you are a policy holder.

doctors health fund - Avant mutual
GUHealth

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

 

Aria Wellbeing can provide support to NDIS clients who are plan or self-managed. Matt has NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card in Queensland. Services typically fall under Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living. Travel may apply for sessions not held from the Paddington clinic.

15_043_0128_1_3: Counselling.
15_056_0128_1_3: Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy or Training (including Assistive Technology) – Other Therapy.

Check with your plan manager, support co-ordinator, or psychosocial recovery coach if you have funding allocated in your plan prior to booking an appointment.

We support the NDIS

FAQ

There are plenty of Counsellors out there, why should I choose Aria Wellbeing?

Great question!!

When looking for a counsellor or positive psychology coach, it is important to consider what qualifications they have.  At Aria Wellbeing, our lead coach Matt has an Honours degree (first class) in Psychological Science.  This degree is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).  Matt is also an Associate Member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).  If you are looking for a new counsellor or positive psychology coach, ask yourself what qualifications they have.  Would you rather someone with knowledge and training in psychology like Matt, or someone with none or little at all?  In addition, Matt holds a Graduate Certificate in Science (Sports and Exercise), Graduate Certificate in Counselling, and an Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living to complement a holistic view on wellbeing.

 

Matt’s qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) First Class CQUniversity (2017/2018)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Distinction CQUniversity (2012/2016)
  • Postgraduate studies in Applied Positive Psychology CQUniversity (2019)
  • Associate Member of The Australian Psychological Society (2019)
  • Graduate Certificate in Science (General) focused on Sports and Exercise University of Southern Queensland (2021)
  • Graduate Certificate in Counselling Edith Cowan University (2021)
  • Undergraduate Certificate of Sustainable Living University of Tasmania (2021)
  • Associate Member of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
How is counselling and positive psychology coaching different from traditional psychology, and do you provide general psychology services?

Aria Wellbeing draws on counselling and positive psychology coaching to provide you with the tools and understanding to move your life from simply surviving to flourishing.

Positive psychology is a scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviour, with a focus on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad.

Positive psychology focuses on the positive events and influences in life, including:

  • Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love).
  • Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion).
  • Positive institutions (applying positive principles within entire organizations and institutions).

As a field, positive psychology spends much of its time thinking about topics like character strengths, optimism, life satisfaction, happiness, wellbeing, gratitude, compassion (as well as self-compassion), self-esteem and self-confidence, hope, and elevation.

As we are a counselling service, we do not provide general psychology services. If during our sessions, it is identified that you may benefits from specialist support from a general psychologist, or other healthcare professional, we will discuss this with you to ensure your needs are catered for.

How many sessions will I need?

There isn’t a set number and will different between individuals.  Some clients may choose 1 or 2 for some targeted guidance, while others may opt for several sessions.  Often clients will incorporate our services longer term, as a trusted counsellor and mentor.  

How long does each session take?

Our standard session is 50mins.  However, if longer appointments are required, these can be arranged as we are flexible and here to support you.

How are the sessions delivered?
We offer in-person appointments at Paddington and Telehealth appointments by phone or video.  The choice is yours.
Payments and Fees

A standard 50 minute consultation fee is $124. Aria Wellbeing will seek payment for their provision of supports from the client. Payments are required upon consultation.

NDIS

For NDIS, plan managed supports, client must provide details of nominated plan manager for payment of services. For self-managed participants, provider will request payment directly from client for services. Check with your plan manager, support co-ordinator, or psychosocial recovery coach if you have funding allocated in your plan prior to booking an appointment.

Private Health

Aria Wellbeing is currently a registered private health provider for Doctors Health Fund and GU Health policy holders only. If you are specifically seeking counselling and require a rebate from other health fund provider (e.g. Bupa or Medibank), please contact your provider directly to help find an altenate counsellor who you can claim though.

Medicare Rebates
Counselling is not covered under Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health Care or Chronic Health Care initiatives. To receive the Medicare rebates, services must be provided by registered psychologists following referral from a GP, paediatrician, or psychiatrist.

While counselling is not covered under Medicare, there are some advantages for a client to seek private consultation services.

These including not being limited to a set number of sessions, and in addition, not needing to be diagnosed with a Mental Health Disorder which is required when obtaining a Medicare plan.

You also do not need a referral to make an appointment with Aria Wellbeing. However, you GP can still provide a referral as they may provide some useful information to help inform how we can assist.

Bookings

In person and Telehealth consultations are available on Friday and Saturday for your after-hours convenience.  We are based out of the Urban Wellbeing Centre on Latrobe Terrace at Paddington. Additional appointment availability coming soon.

Quick, easy, and convenient booking can be made online through HotDoc.  If you need help with bookings, call us on 1300 471 661 or 07 39247179.

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Registered private health provider:

doctors health fund - Avant mutual
GUHealth
Counselling Appointment

Bookings

In person and Telehealth consultations are available on Friday and Saturday for your after-hours convenience.  We are based out of the Urban Wellbeing Centre on Latrobe Terrace at Paddington. Additional appointment availability coming soon.

Quick, easy, and convenient booking can be made online through HotDoc.  If you need help with bookings, call us on 1300 471 661 or 07 39247179.

Registered private health provider:

doctors health fund - Avant mutual
GUHealth
book appointment button
Counselling Appointment

Contact aria wellbeing

Email Address

hello@ariawellbeing.com.au

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1300 471 661
07 39247179
Counselling room

24 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington QLD 4064

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