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Neurocog System

Founded by Clinical Psychologist Dr Stephen Wolfson, Neurocog is a clinical space for personal improvement through Neurocognitive training. You will be supported by experienced, empathetic and highly skilled practitioners dedicated to making people’s lives better.

Why wouldn’t you want to live the best life you can and be the best version of yourself? With our guidance we will help you to live your life fully, see all the possibilities and opportunities available to you and expand your horizon.

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What we offeR

Our experienced practitioners adhere to gold standard practices in the art and science of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching and offer a wide range of services.

Telehealth

We are excited to provide Telehealth as part of our services, which offers a convenient solution to patients and providers through technology. It can also give you peace of mind to manage your condition at home.

Clinical Services

Psychological Assessment

We offer a diverse range of psychological assessment services for children, adolescents and adults. This includes testing, diagnosis and report writing.

Individual Psychotherapy

Work one on one with our team of highly skilled practitioners with a wealth of experience and expertise in a variety of different areas and therapeutic approaches.

Couples Counselling

Work with our experienced practitioners to help you work through challenges, resolve differences, develop healthier ways of relating to one another and become stronger as a couple.

Family Counselling

We offer support for families experiencing divorce, separation, conflict and communication challenges to rebuild strong, healthy relationships.

Non-Clinical Services

Career Development

We offer aptitude and employment testing, assessment and reports to determine individual ability to succeed in certain job roles.

Resiliency Training

We offer resiliency assessment and training programmes to support high performance professions with the aim of reducing stress and increasing job performance.

Mediation

We offer divorce, child custody, neighbour and community dispute resolution.

Consulting

We offer programme, professional, organisational and software development, complexity analysis and consulting services.

Parent Training

We provide training and family psychotherapy to help parents develop the skills necessary to manage their child’s behaviour and emotional development.

Group Psychotherapy

Dr. Stephen Wolfson provides group counseling, both online and face to face here in Manly. Groups are 6 to 10 members.

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Family Group

Discipline, development, education and social skills.

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Couples Group

Couples communications, fair fighting, intimacy and conflict de-escalation.

Men’s Group

Health, Life Fulfilment, Career Challenges, Intimacy/Vulnerability, Anger/Self Control.

Women’s Group

Women’s group is Health, Life Fulfilment, Career/Family Challenges, Intimacy/Vulnerability, Frustration/Expression..

Who we help

Adults

Couples

Kids 6+

Adolescents

Families

Groups

Book an appointment

Book a free consultation or schedule an appointment 02 8224-9670

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Meet the Team

Dr. Stephen Safford Wolfson

Dr. Stephen Safford Wolfson

Founder, Clinical Psychologist

Stephen is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults and children.

Hannah Boardman

Hannah Boardman

Provisional Psychologist, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Coach

Hannah has worked in the field of Mental Health for over 10 years, supporting clients with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationships, Gut Health and specialises in Eating Disorders.

How we can help

Our practitioners use a range of therapeutic approaches depending on your circumstances and your needs. We can work with you on a short or long term basis either in person in our Manly clinic or online.

Anxiety

Depression

Stress Management

Trauma

Addictions

Eating Disorders

Pain Management

Relationships

Grief and Loss

Fears and Phobias

Low Self-Esteem

Autism

ADHD

Add Confidence

OCD

Chronic Illness

Therapeutic Approaches

Neurocognitive Training

Play Therapy

DBT

ACT

CBT

Family Therapy

Biofeedback

EMDR

Hypnotherapy

Couples Therapy

Psychodynamics

Why Us?

Neurocog App

You will gain access to our app which will help you continue to make progress outside of sessions, to challenge yourself and build new skills to take back control of your thoughts, feelings and actions

Convenient Location

We are conveniently located a short 3 minute walk from Manly Wharf and extensive public transport links across Sydney and the Northern Beaches.

Experienced Team

Our highly skilled, empathetic practitioners will treat you as an individual without judgement or stigmatising.

Range of Services

We offer individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy which includes adults, adolescents and children over the age of 6. We can also provide testing, assessment, diagnosis and reports.

Prices

Individual / Couple

  • Consultation
    Free (15 minutes)
  • Intake Session
    $375 (90 minutes)
  • Standard Session
    $250 (60 minutes)

A medicare rebate of $129.55 is available per 60 minute session.

Family

  • Intake Session
    $450 (120 minutes)
  • Standard Session
    $355 (60 minutes)

Group

  • Group Session
    $50 (60 minutes)

A medicare rebate of $32.60 is available.

Medicare Information

Medicare offers rebates on therapy for psychologists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists. In order to be eligible for Medicare rebates, you will need to first acquire a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Under COVID policy, this care plan is valid for up to 20 sessions in 12 months (updated on Friday 9th October 2020). After your 6th and 10th session, you will need to go back to your GP to have your care plan reviewed. Counsellors and paraprofessionals are not covered by Medicare rebates.

The standard Medicare rebate amounts change depending on which type of professional you see. For a standard individual session the rebates are: Clinical Psychologist: $129.55 (60 mins).

To easily claim your rebates you can use Medicare’s ‘MyGov’ system for online claiming. You will need to keep a copy of your invoice for each session to do this. Alternatively, you can enquire with your clinician to see if they do Medicare e-claiming. This means that they will submit the claim on your behalf; though you will still need to pay the full session fee up-front if the session was not bulk-billed.

Group Counselling

Better Access Scheme: Medicare also offers rebates for online therapy as part of the ‘better health access scheme’. This means that only certain areas of Australia are eligible for online therapy rebates. In order to claim back on Medicare for online therapy you must:

• Not be an admitted patient to a hospital
• Be located within MMM areas 4-7. These can be checked by typing the address you have registered with Medicare into the MMM locator Click Here. Or by downloading the list of locations Click here.
• You must be, at the time of your consultation, located more than 15km by road away from the psychologists.

COVID Temporary Services

COVID-19 Temporary Telehealth Services: From March 13th 2020 to March 31st 2021, Medicare is offering rebates on telehealth therapy. All Medicare eligible Australians are eligible for these services. COVID-19 temporary services are bulk-billed. To access these services you must have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP which is valid for up to 10 sessions, with a review after the 6th session.

Better Access Scheme - Rural

Better Access Scheme: Medicare also offers rebates for online therapy as part of the ‘better health access scheme’. This means that only certain areas of Australia are eligible for online therapy rebates. In order to claim back on Medicare for online therapy you must:

• Not be an admitted patient to a hospital
• Be located within MMM areas 4-7. These can be checked by typing the address you have registered with Medicare into the MMM locator Click Here.
• You must be, at the time of your consultation, located more than 15km by road away from the psychologist.

Claiming Online Therapy

Claiming online therapy works the same as standard Medicare claiming for mental health services. You must have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. All online therapy claims for your sessions at Neurocog will be done via e-claiming, meaning that the claims will be submitted on your behalf.

If you are uncertain about whether you fulfil the requirements for the ‘better health access scheme’ do not hesitate to contact us.

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