Chelsi Wingrove

Clinical Psychologist

BSc Psych (Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS

Chelsi is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) She holds a PsyBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).

Chelsi has worked in both the community and private sector, and is experienced working with people from diverse backgrounds with varying presentations. She has an interest in supporting adults (aged 25 years and over) to address symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related issues.

Therapeutic Orientation

When working with clients, Chelsi utilises evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational Interviewing. Chelsi often utilises an eclectic approach to treatment, with awareness the best outcomes for clients are often achieved through implementing combined therapeutic interventions, such as CBT and EMDR, for instance. Thus, therapy is tailored to each individual client's needs. Chelsi particularly enjoys working with people to uncover barriers to improved mental health to support them in enhancing their quality of life and encouraging values informed changes.


Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral. You are welcome to self-refer (make an appointment without a referral from a GP or a mental health treatment plan). Self-referred clients pay the full fee without a Medicare rebate, this may be able to be claimed through private health insurance depending on your insurance coverage.

Fees and Medicare Rebate

Appointments are payable on the day, and a rebate is then processed through Medicare. If you have a MHTP and valid referral you are currently entitled to Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual psychology appointments per calendar year. Your GP will generally refer you for an initial six sessions, after which Chelsi will write to your GP to provide feedback on your progress. You will be required to return to your GP who will assess whether they can then refer you for a further four sessions.

What is required for me to obtain the Medicare rebate?

To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, you must have a valid referral from a GP. This requires completing a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) (previously known as a mental health care plan) with your doctor. If you’d like to get a referral and a MHTP please book a long appointment with your GP who will discuss your eligibility.

What if my referral runs out, or I cannot get a new referral in time for my appointment?

If you are unable to get a new referral in time for your next appointment with Chelsi, you can still attend the appointment but will be unable to claim a Medicare rebate.

How many sessions will I need and how often are they?

This can be discussed with Chelsi at your initial appointment; however the number of sessions and frequency is largely dependent on what you are experiencing and what you would like to achieve from sessions. Some people come to see a psychologist for a one-off session or to discuss a very specific concern which may only require a short treatment period (e.g. less than six sessions). Other people may come to address long-standing issues that may have developed from experiences in their childhood or from significant stressors, or to have ongoing support. This type of therapy generally occurs over an extended period of time.

Contact Us

Please note: Chelsi is not available for crisis support or communication outside business hours. Please see 'Emergency Contacts' below if you are in need of support outside these hours.