Elyse Frankel

B.Sc (Psych), Grad Dip Psych (Couns), M.Psych (Clinical) MAPS

Clinical Psychologist

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As we navigate our way collectively through these uncertain time, I have instigated video-conference or telephone sessions for those who are at risk.

Telehealth Appointments

If any of the following apply to you, Telehealth may be possible;

  • suspect you have coronavirus symptoms. i.e., fever; flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue; shortness of breath; pneumonia.
  • have recently returned from overseas.
  • you have been unwell.
  • have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • are required to self-isolate. For reasons such as being high risk due to being over 70 years old, or at least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or are pregnant, or are a parent of a child under 12 months or are already immune compromised.
If any of the above apply, please call me to discuss your Telehealth options.
0414 764 663

It’s vital to remember that stress lowers our immune system. So it is important to relax and keep a healthy perspective, to explore or keep up any self care practices such as; movement, meditation, good nutrition, time in nature, responsible contact with family and friends and having fun.

As we navigate our way collectively through these uncertain times. I intend to continue providing face to face sessions at Mt Lawley as long as that is possible.

In order to maintain the best possible environment for my clients, staff, other practitioners and myself I am also offering Telehealth sessions so that I can support those who are unable to attend the practice.

Telehealth are sessions by videoconference or telephone (Skype/FaceTime etc) for those who are at risk.

If attending the centre, then there are some precautions you might like to take;

  • you may like to wait in your car until just before you appointment time.

  • or wait outside the front door (instead of the waiting area) and I can let you know when I’m ready.

  • As much as possible, hand sanitiser will be made available and surfaces will be disinfected regularly. There will be soap in the bathroom for hand washing.

I understand that many people are anxious about the current situation. If you meet the criteria as outlined by the Government for Telehealth I may be able to bulk bill your session. However if you have chosen to self isolate, or use Telehealth for other reasons, Medicare rebates will not be possible and I will discuss the options with you individually.

You’re welcome to call me or email me to discuss the situation. I plan to contact each of you on the day before your appointment to confirm or clarify any further details.

If any of the following apply to you, Telehealth may be possible;

  • suspect you have coronavirus symptoms. i.e., fever; flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue; shortness of breath; pneumonia.
  • have recently returned from overseas.
  • you have been unwell.
  • have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • are required to self-isolate. For reasons such as being high risk due to being over 70 years old, or at least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or are pregnant, or are a parent of a child under 12 months or are already immune compromised.

We are all seeing the high anxiety around the coronavirus. I think it is important to remember that most people who get the virus will recover well, and the government’s actions are intending to protect those who are most vulnerable (e.g., the elderly) and prevent a widespread transmission overwhelming the healthcare system.

It’s also important to remember that stress lowers our immune system. So it is important to relax and keep a healthy perspective, to explore or keep up any self care practices you have developed- movement, meditation, good nutrition, time in nature, responsible contact with family and friends and having fun.

We can be informed and prepared while remaining calm and connected to the people who support us.

We are in uncertain times and we are all in this together...

Take good care of yourself, your families and loved ones.
with best wishes,
Elyse


Please download this helpful document with tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety.

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Or go to this link; https://www.psychology.org.au/getmedia/38073179-4701-48bd-afd9-988c560ee2f9/20APS-IS-COVID-19-P1.pdf

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Elyse's professional practice as a registered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist extends over thirty years.

She has worked in private practice for fifteen years, and as a psychologist, therapist and lecturer in a variety of settings, including King Edward Memorial Hospital, Family Planning WA, Curtin University, Western Australian Police Service and EAP providers.

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Elyse Frankel
Clinical Psychologist
B.Sc (Psych), Grad Dip Psych (Couns), M.Psych (Clinical) MAPS

In her work with clients, she seeks to create a safe and supportive environment in which individuals can explore at their own pace.

Through her acceptance of individuals and the lack of judgement with which she approaches each client, Elyse hopes to help each person in their own journey and process of reaching their potential.

She works collaboratively with clients, with the belief that within each individual is the desire and ability for growth and healing.

This may focus on a search for meaning in life, a sense of purpose or a wish to find what makes life worthwhile. To discover one’s path and to live authentically, to be able to live in the moment, in the here and now, without worry, anxiety or fear.

Often people are looking to make sense of events that have occurred in the past, to heal wounds or to find acceptance, in order to let go and move on from these often difficult and traumatic events.

A longing to understand oneself, others and interpersonal relationships, to improve relationships with family and friends, to discover one’s own authentic self and learn to live from this place.

These are all reasons why individuals seek therapy.

Elyse’s special therapeutic interests include working with anxiety and depression.

In particular post natal depression, family and/or relationship difficulties such as sexual concerns, separation, parenting and step family issues, as well as gay and lesbian issues.

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Elyse is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

I am particularly interested in helping people increase their awareness of their patterns of behaviour and finding a sense of acceptance of ‘what is’.

Elyse Frankel

You may find therapy useful if you experience any of the following


History of sexual abuse/trauma


Grief and loss


Anxiety


Questioning your meaning/purpose


Relationship difficulties


Sexual concerns


Depression


Sense of dissatisfaction


Stress and worry


Adjustment difficulties


Not living in the moment


Parenting difficulties

Contact Elyse

Elyse practices from a convenient location in Mt Lawley with parking available.

13 Alvan St, Mt Lawley,
Perth, Western Australia

Mobile 0414 764 663

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13 Alvan St, Mt Lawley, Perth, Western Australia