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Steph Thomson

Registered Psychologist

Hi there! I'm Steph - a psychologist who works with adults (particularly those just discovering their neurodivergence), parents, young people, and teens. I'm all about finding ways to work with your brain (and the brains of loved ones) instead of against it so that you can achieve the things that are important to you. 

I love working with a diverse range of people, including...

  • The analytical, academic, and curious - those hungry to investigate, explore, and understand.

  • Those feeling stuck and burnt out by 'shoulds', expectations, and anxieties.

  • Those who care so much they feel like they're going to burst, and the disillusioned who feel like there's no caring left in them.

  • Those eager to grow and excited to find better paths for themselves and others

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More about Steph

Home state: NSW

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My eye sparkles and SpIns (special interests) include: 

  • Gaming: PC Games, Board Games, VR, D&D, you name it

  • Anything language, culture, or travel related

  • Skiing and all things snow

  • Tea (I have over 20 types!)

  • Shows/Movies: Sci Fi, Fantasy, British Comedy, or anything with good character development

  • Creative projects - recently into cake decorating and cosplay

  • Logic Puzzles

Some of my beliefs:

  • The importance of fun and curiosity cannot be overstated for any stage of life.

  • All types of change, even desperately sought-after positive changes, can cause grief: grief at what could have been, at the loss of the familiar and comfortable, that it didn't happen sooner, or that the version of you that existed is in some way gone... it's ok to grieve the good changes. 

  • "People speak of hope as if it is this delicate, ephemeral thing made of whispers and spider's webs. It's not. Hope has dirt on her face, blood on her knuckles, the grit of the cobblestones in her hair, and just spat out a tooth as she rises for another go" - @crowsfault

  • Battles of wit and verbal sparring can be fun and a great way to explore ideas, but true, deep connection will always, eventually, require vulnerability.

Fees

  • The standard consultation fee for a 50-minute appointment with Steph is $220. This applies to all clients, including privately paying clients, clients using Medicare or private health insurance and NDIS clients who are self-managed.

  • Fees for NDIS plan-managed clients are as per the NDIS price guide in your state for psychologists.

  • If you have a valid referral, Medicare rebates are available for appointments with Steph. A rebate means you pay the full fee first and then receive a portion of the fee back from Medicare.

  • Private health insurance rebates are available, depending on your fund and level of cover.

  • You can read our Fees and Rebates page for more information.

Appointments

  • Steph works with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays.​

  • Steph's wait list is estimated to be around 2 to 4 months. This is only a rough estimate, as our waitlists can be quite fluid, and sometimes there is movement, which means we might have unexpected appointments that pop up earlier than this. ​

  • While you are waiting, we encourage you to ask us to put you on Steph's 'cancellation list' so we can contact you if there are any cancelled appointments we need to fill. This can help us get you into the earliest possible appointment.

  • By booking and attending an appointment with Very Helpful Chats, you agree to our Business Terms and Conditions that can be found on this page of our website.​

What happens now?

  • Please contact the Very Helpful Chats admin team to join Steph's wait list by filling in the Very Helpful Chats contact form or emailing admin@veryhelpfulchats.com.au

  • After you get in touch with us, our dedicated admin team will send you our brief 'waitlist and matching intake form'. This form is designed to gather basic information about your needs to make sure we can offer you the service you need. This form also helps us match you with a clinician who has the skills and experience to meet your needs.​

  • Once we are able to offer you an appointment, we will send you a second intake form. This form goes into greater detail and aims to gather more specific information about your history and current situation to enable your allocated clinician to better prepare for your appointment.​

  • As part of the second intake form, we also request your credit card, debit card, or Paypal details. Rest assured that we take card security seriously, and your details are stored securely on our client management system, Halaxy. This security measure helps us prevent theft and fraud. No one at Very Helpful Chats will have access to your card details. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the security of your card details, we encourage you to read more about Halaxy's card security here: Halaxy Card Security FAQs

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We are neurodivergent-friendly - we promise to only call you if you tick the box

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