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The focus of this psychological practice is on the links between mental health, wellbeing, and lifestyle.

Overview


WHO ARE WE

Mark Anns is a health psychologist based in Sydney, Australia with over forty years of health experience – teaching, policy development, management, research, and clinical management. Mark has worked with both government and private organisations and has a interest in assisting people to maximise health and lifestyle outcomes. Click here for more.

Mark has forty years of experience working in the health sector. The current focus of his work is on examining attitudes and beliefs to maximise lifestyle behaviours that lead to better health outcomes.

Mark works utilises a biopsychosocial framework that recognises that health is impacted by the interaction between biology, psychology and social factors.

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Substance dependence (addictions) – special focus on opioid dependence.
  • Lifestyle management
  • Health belief systems
  • General mental health concerns – depression, anxiety, social isolation
  • General concerns about the direction of life
  • Sexual health, functioning, identity and gender

Services

FOCUS OF THIS PRACTICE

Improving mental health

Mental health covers many different areas including: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, social isolation, Substance use, sexual health concerns.

We offer focused psychological interventions aimed at resolving mental health concerns.

Managing opioid dependence

opioid dependence is a serious chronic health condition that usually benefits from treatment. Selecting a treatment option is the initial step to rebuilding your life. We will assist you to chose your treatment option.

Multiple conditions – adjusting and maximising health

One in 2 (50%) Australians are estimated to have at least 1 of 8 selected common chronic conditions. Nearly 1 in 4 (23%) Australians are estimated to have two or more of these conditions

We support you in adapting to, and where possible assisting you to resolve your health concerns.

Sexual functioning / sexual and gender identity concerns

It is often challenging for people to discuss concerns about sexuality and gender – functioning or identity issues. We offer support for your concerns.

Finding tranquility in a time of chaos – Learning to balance the multitude of demands placed upon us is challenging.

We support you in the rebalancing to ensure your health is a high priority.

Life directions

During our life there will be times where we are lost, lack meaning and struggle to understand our purpose and direction.

We provide support in your journey to find meaning and purpose.

Why chose this practice?

Mark Anns has extensive experience in the delivery and management of healthcare. Services offered include both general focused psychological interventions aimed at resolving mental health concerns and interventions to encourage healthy behaviours to maximise overall health outcomes.

Behaviours and pharmacology

The philosophy of this practice is that pharmacological interventions prescribed by medical practitioners and behavioural interventions work together to achieve health outcomes. If medication options are warranted a client will be referred back to a medical practitioner for appropriate assessment.


Fees Summary

Our fees

We believe in transparency in our fee structure. There are no contracts for standard consultations and you will decide with your psychologist the frequency of visits.

Clients who have an appropriate referral from a GP will receive $87.45 as a Medicare rebate

Standard Psychological Consultation

$240

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Consultation – if on a limited income

$103

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Bulk Billed

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News – Blog

CBS Health – Brain Health

Measure Your Cognitive Performance to Optimize Brain Health—CBS Health is Now Available The population is living longer than ever, but cognitive health is often lost in the discussion around physical health. Conditions such as dementia are on the increase [insert additional statistics regarding your specialty], but many healthcare practitioners do not attempt to measure brain …

Life Decisions and Regret

Recently I was reflecting on decisions I have made in my life and of course it is often only in hindsight that the ramifications of many decisions become apparent. I am now able to realise that even with the decisions that were less than optimal, they were important for what I eventually learnt from going …


CBS Health – Brain Health

Measure Your Cognitive Performance to Optimize Brain Health—CBS Health is Now Available The population is living longer than ever, but cognitive health is often lost in the discussion around physical health. Conditions such as dementia are on the increase [insert additional statistics regarding your specialty], but many healthcare practitioners do not attempt to measure brain …