Services we provide

20 years experience in the field means Brad Everton knows how to remain non-judgemental while staying solution-focussed. Whether you have a preference for speaking to a psychologist by phone, skype, face-to-face or in a group setting, Brad’s extensive experience from university, sport psychology, career counselling, private practice and contracting to Employee Assistance Programs means he can help you with the following areas…

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Workshops and Presentations

Brad has a suite of presentations that can be tailored to suit every industry and organization from mining to teachers to health care and even government.  They are as follows:

The proven tools, tips and strategies in these presentations are the same concepts I’ve been sharing with clients for close to 20 years.  And, I feel confident in saying these presentations are having a positive impact because of the positive feedback we have received.

Personal Counselling

  • Life coaching
  • Goal setting and implementation
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Grief and loss
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Other mental health issues
  • Addictions – alcohol, gambling, etc
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Indigenous counselling and cultural issues
  • LGBTI
  • Stress management
  • Pain management

Workplace Counselling

  • Group training
  • Career counselling
  • Career transition counselling
  • Manger support counselling
  • Relationships with management support
  • Workplace bullying and harassment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mediation and grievances
  • Stress management
  • Critical incident support
  • Goal setting and implementation
  • Job pressure issues
  • Job loss support and redundancy support
  • Suicide and risk assessment
  • Trauma counselling and management
  • Workplace injury counselling
  • Adjustment to injury counselling
  • Debriefing – Groups and Individuals
  • Professional Development Workshops

Relationship and Family Counselling

  • Family counselling (parents and children)
  • Couples counselling
  • Pre-marital and marriage counselling
  • Pre-teen, teen and young adult counselling (10 years and over)
  • Divorce and separation counselling
  • Parenting support and guidance 

And much more…

Some of the industries Brad works with include:

Mining sectors
Including providing support to fly in fly out staff (telephone counselling, face to face counselling, oil and gas, etc.)

Construction and manufacturing industries
(e.g. onsite, telephone, face to face, grief counselling, redundancies, personal counselling, etc.)

Retail
(e.g. staff and managers, etc.)

Government organisations
(e.g. Department of Veteran Affairs, Local Councils, WorkCover, working with directors and supervisors, onsite support during closures and redundancies, etc.)

Health industries
(e.g. nurses, doctors, surgeons, veterinarians, practice managers, etc.)

Human resources
(e.g. staff and managers)

Call centres
(e.g. managers and staff)

Aviation
(e.g. managers and staff, air traffic controllers, etc.)

Employment agencies
(e.g. staff)

Police Force
(e.g. local and federal police officers)

Education
(e.g. teachers, principals, staff)

Security
(e.g. staff)

Transport
(e.g. truck drivers, bus drivers, etc.)

Fire department
(e.g. staff and managers)

Finance industry
(e.g. finance managers and staff)

Our availability

Synergy Mind Solutions is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  However, because we know that people have work commitments, we do offer a limited number of “outside hours” appointments.  Please check with our friendly staff to see when our next appointment is available.

Area Base

Synergy Mind Solutions is based on the Sunshine Coast at Buderim. It is a privately owned practice with a light, airy and comfortable feel to it.  Regardless of how you feel when you arrive, we strive to ensure you feel calm, relaxed and empowered when you leave.

Synergy Mind Solutions also provides onsite support to various locations on the Sunshine Coast and surrounds, so please contact us on 0458360666 to discuss location requirements.

Fee Structures

Private

The current recommended schedule of fees set by the Australian Psychological Society is $251 for a 45 to 60 minute session.

However, to make the services more accessible, Brad’s fees are set at $170/50 minute session. This is the rate for people who would like to see Brad privately. Some clients who choose this option have included:

  • telephone clients (Medicare rebatable telehealth is currently only available for Regional, Rural and Remote areas)
  • clients who do not want to go through the GP Referred Mental Health Care Plan
  • clients who value personal development and use the sessions for life coaching
  • clients who do not have access to the Medicare system

GP Referred Mental Health Care Plan (Medicare Rebate)

With a GP Referred Mental Health Care Plan, you can access a Medicare rebate of $86.15, which can be processed on the day and is generally paid back into your account overnight (Medicare state 24 – 48 hours).  This leaves a gap amount of $83.85.

Bulk Billing

There are several reasons why we generally don’t bulk bill.  The first is that

Brad is an expert registered psychologist with almost 20 years of in-the-field experience.  And Brad has a passion for providing high-quality service to ensure his clients get new results and move forward with their lives in a positive manner. We don’t want you to have to attend counselling for year after year without seeing any real improvement in your situation, so our focus is finding out what it is you want and then providing you with tools, tips and strategies to help you get it.  And, we know you will value the down-to-earth, practical, simple and effective ideas you will get from us.

The second reason is the recommended schedule of fees set by the Australian Psychological Society is $251 for a 45 to 60 minute session, whereas the Medicare bulk billing rate is $86.15.  This means the bulk billing rate is 65% less than the recommended rate.  However, we do understand that paying a gap fee of $165 may be a little challenging for some, so we have reduced our prices to $170 per 50 minute session to make our high-quality services available to more of the public.

Please note we do consider those with concession cards and if eligible, we will offer a discounted rate.  Simply chat to one of our friendly staff to discuss options.

Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)

Brad has been providing psychological counselling as a contractor with several Employee Assistance Providers for many years. This means if your workplace offers this support through one of the EAPs Brad is affiliated with, you will be able to access Brad’s services at no expense to you.

WorkCover and Comcare

Brad has supported clients while on WorkCover and Comcare. He has assisted clients to re-enter the workforce with Return to Work Plans. He has also provided mental, emotional and psychological support for clients suffering from workplace injuries and requiring adjustment to injury counselling.  Brad aims to support you so you can function better and enjoy a more fulfilling quality of life.

What To Do Next

So, if you are looking for support to break through whatever has been holding you back, then contact us today on 0458360666 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.  And, because we know you want better results as soon as possible, we do our best to secure you an appointment within 24 – 48 hours.

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