(Psychotherapist providing guided Imagery and music)
Ann Maree Billings is a Registered Nurse, Credentialled Mental Health Nurse and Integrative Psychotherapist, nursing for over 30 years both in Melbourne and London, working in mental health and counselling for the past 21 years. Ann Maree attained her Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy in London UK from 1997-2001 and uses modalities according to individual needs and personalities, including: Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and creative methods such as Role Development theory and Guided Imagery and Music.
Ann Maree is credentialled with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses since January 2009, a trained Clinical Supervisor, qualified in Guided Imagery and Music and a member of the Music and Imagery Association of Australia. As Senior clinician, she also provides specialist Mental Health Nursing care for those with severe and complex mental health issues in the Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC) Program.
In 2019, Ann Maree is excited to be undertaking further studies in Guided Imagery and Music after completing the Certificate in Music and Imagery for Health in 2013. Individuals seeking Guided Imagery and Music appointments are welcome, with low cost sessions currently available by appointment on Mondays and Fridays at Berwick Healthcare.
Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a psychodynamic, creative and humanistic psychotherapy. GIM involves listening to music in a deeply relaxed state to promote imagery, which may include a range of sensory experiences, memories and feelings. The participant is supported to enter into a relaxed state and dialogue about their arising imagery while a particular music program is played. This leads to a deepening and expansion of the participant’s experience, in turn leading to exploration, increased awareness and understanding of life issues from a holistic perspective.
For more information about GIM or to make GIM appointments, please call Ann Maree on 0491 219 212.
Mentis Assist - Mental Health Integrated Complex Care Program (MHICC) - Mental Health Nurse and Care Coordinator
Mentis Assist is a not for profit mental health service, providing opportunities for people living with mental illness, and their carers. Operating for over 30 years, we have offices located across Melbourne in the Mornington Peninsula, Casey , Cardinia and Outer East.
Mental Health Integrated Complex Care (MHICC) – This program provides specialist Mental Health Nursing and Care Coordination support for clients with severe and complex mental health needs. Credentialled Mental Health Nurses provide therapeutic/clinical care and clinical coordination while Care Coordinators provide psychosocial liaison, linkage and advocacy.
The MHICC program operates from Berwick Healthcare on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Referrals can be made by GPs and health professionals by calling South East Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) intake on Ph: 1800 862 363, Fax: 9793 9052. A referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) are requested to be faxed to SEMPHN. Patients can self refer but a MHTP is needed from their GP.
Patients must have a Health Care Card or low income and a mental health diagnosis to be eligible. Mentis Assist can only consult with patients aged 16 years and above.
Dr Natasha Doulgeridis (MAPS) is a registered clinical psychologist and is a full member of the clinical college of the Australian Psychological Society. Natasha has completed her Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.
Natasha has been working in private practice since 2004, providing clinical services to individuals needing assistance and support for a wide range of psychological disorders. From 2003- 2010 Natasha was the Drug and Alcohol Program Manager of a large and reputable psychiatric facility in Melbourne.
Natasha has had formal training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of DSM psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, personality, sleeping and substance-related disorders. She has further developed and conducted psycho education groups on a range of topics including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleep, self-esteem, communication, and dual diagnosis.
Natasha provides integrative therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of each client. These approaches include cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, harm minimization, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and general supportive counseling.
Natasha is registered to provide clinical psychology services under Medicare and Private Health Funds. Please see your GP to find out if you are eligible.
Humaira Ansari is a fully qualified, experienced and registered Master Hypnotherapist.
Her mission is to make a difference to this world by helping others live the free, healthy and happy life they desire and deserve.
Humaira has actively been involved in personal development for over 14 years, working and studying in four different continents and learning hypnosis from the masters in England, Norway and Australia. Humaira helps clients to Stop Smoking easily and effortlessly, Lose Weight naturally, manage/eliminate Stresses and Anxieties, overcome Fears, Phobias or other limitation and replace Unwanted Habits with good ones.
Humaira takes pride in achieving the desired results in as few sessions as possible by using an integrative approach with hypnosis as the mainstay. In addition she employs other cutting edge techniques and therapies including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for the benefits of her clients.