DR. DONNA HOSFORD
Psychological Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families
I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist and have worked in Canada, South Africa, Sydney and Adelaide in public mental health settings, private and government school settings, general practice, hospitals, and private clinics. These roles have helped me develop a unique perspective on the discipline of psychology and a better understanding of the numerous challenges faced by individuals and families today.
I have a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality, evidence-based psychological services to achieve the best possible outcome for children, adolescents and families.
PhD Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Master of Science (cum laude) Clinical Psychology, University of Johannesburg,South Africa
Bachelor of Science Honours (with distinction), University of Victoria, Canada
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Fellow of the Australian Psychology Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists
Registration with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA)
Registered Medicare Provider
Psychology Board Approved Supervisor
ASD Diagnostician registered with Autism SA
It is quite normal to feel nervous or unsure about what to expect in a session with a psychologist. Building a foundation of trust is paramount to me, whether I am working with a 3 year old or a 103 year old. I believe that when people feel they are in an environment of unconditional acceptance, empathy, and warmth, they can begin to reach their therapeutic goals.
FEES AND REBATES
Clients with a valid referral from their GP are eligible for Medicare rebates. The gap payment is approximately $75 based on a 50 minute consultation
Clients without a GP referral may be eligible for private health fund rebates.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) ASSESSMENTS
These can be booked as a single assessment or as a dual diagnostic assessment (with Speech Pathologist, Jodie May)
Please note that ASD assessments cannot be booked online.
Please contact the clinic for further information regarding fees and bookings.
WHAT SUPPORT SERVICES DO I OFFER?
All aspects of mental health (e.g. Depression and Anxiety, Self-harm, social and peer difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural challenges) relating to children, adolescents and young adults
Women's mental health
Special interest in diagnosing and working with girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Mental health support during and following pregnancy and birth
Parenting talks and school-based workshops on topics relating to youth mental health
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments
PHONE: 08 8463 0874
FAX: 08 8472 3553
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 000 IMMEDIATELY
COUNSELLING SUPPORT AVAILABLE 24/7:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800