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Counselling, Exercise and Fitness Personal Training

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About aria wellbeing

 

With lived experience, I adopt a biopsychosocial approach in providing health and wellness supports including:

  • Counselling; and
  • Exercise and Fitness Personal Training
Areas of interest include:
  • Exercise and Fitness Motivation
  • Biopsychosocial model of health
  • LGBT+ Wellbeing
  • Men’s Health
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Positive Psychology
  • Workplace Psychosocial Issues (e.g., bullying, harassment)
  • others, just ask!

and others, just ask!

aria wellbeing counsellor Matthew Kyte
aria wellbeing counsellor Matthew Kyte

Matthew Kyte

Professional Counsellor, Exercise and Fitness Personal Trainer

 

Matt is driven to equip clients with the tools they need to become their own well-being coach through counselling, exercise and fitness, applied 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 hold a 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 for counselling service. 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.

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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 and exercise and fitness personal trainers out there, why should I choose Aria Wellbeing?
Great question!!

When looking for a counsellor, or exercise and fitness personal trainer, 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 personal trainer, ask yourself what qualifications they have. Would you rather someone with knowledge and training in psychology as well as the added benefit of sports and exercise 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)
  • Diploma of Sustainable living, University of Tasmania (2022)
  • Undergraduate Certificate of Sustainable Living, University of Tasmania (2021)
  • Associate Member of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
How is counselling and applied positive psychology different from traditional psychology, and do you provide general psychology services?

Aria Wellbeing draws on counselling and applied positive psychology 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.

Personal Training
When you connect with Matt for 1:1 exercise and fitness personal training, you not only get a qualified fitness professional, but also an experienced counsellor with a training in psychology. Matt has a keen interest in the biopsychosocial model of health which emphasises that health is influenced by a range of factors including biological dispositions, psychological issues, and social factors.

This provides you with added benefit as Matt will be able to work with you to fully understand and support your journey as each of us have different reasons for wanting personal training. Matt does not just prescribe a bunch of exercises, he works with you to understand what is important to you, and work within your body’s functional capacity and tolerance to help you achieve sustainable longer-term results that align to your personal values and strengths. You can also engage with Matt on counselling related matters to support you outside of the gym.

Payments and Fees

Counselling/Applied Positive Psychology:

  • 50 minute consultation fee is $110.
  • 30 minute consultation fee is $65. 

Exercise and Fitness Personal Training:

  • 45 minute consultation fee is $72
  • 30 minute consultation fee is $55

Payment is required upon consultation by EFTPOS or direct debit (except for NDIS plan managed, see below).  Discounts may apply for payments made by reoccurring direct debit. 

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 counselling 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.  Personal training may be available in the near future.

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

Counselling consultations is available on Friday’s.  We are based out of The Well Room Health Centre on Latrobe Terrace at Paddington.

 Personal Training consultations is available throughout the week and is based at the Goodlife Health Club Beenleigh.

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 39247180.

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Registered counselling private health provider:

doctors health fund - Avant mutual
GUHealth
Counselling Appointment

Bookings

Counselling consultations is available on Friday’s.  We are based out of The Well Room Health Centre on Latrobe Terrace at Paddington.

Personal Training consultations is available throughout the week and is based at the Goodlife Health Club Beenleigh.

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 39247180.

Registered private health provider:

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

Contact aria wellbeing

Email Address

hello@ariawellbeing.com.au

Appointment

1300 471 661
07 39247180

Counselling Room

The Work Well Health Centre

108 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington QLD 4064

Personal Training

Goodlife Health Club

72 George St. Beeneigh QLD 4207