who we are
Think Talk Do Psychology is a Ballarat-based psychology practice meeting the psychological needs of children, teens, adults and older people living in regional Victoria. Established in 2010, TTD aims to provide accessible, affordable, best practice, private mental health care for you and your family. We have a proven track record of helping people with a range of mental health issues from short-term crises to long-term mental health illnesses. TTD uses evidence-based psychological practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness, to help clients overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, conflict and assist in the management of developmental, social and emotional issues in children, teens and adults.
And, if you can't come to us, we can provide in-home appointments*. Run by a fully registered and highly experienced male psychologist, TTD is proudly part of the Ballarat and Western Victoria community.
As registered NDIS providers we are also able to assist families to manage ongoing issues including:
If you are seeking help for anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family issues, childhood behavioural issues, neurodevelopment disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, gender dysmorphia, gender transitioning, school refusal, men's issues, adolescent depression and anxiety, consider TTD - we are here to help with all problems great and small.
*subject to availability
Graham Dawes, B.psych (Hons) psychologist
Graham Dawes is an APS registered psychologist based in Ballarat, Victoria. Graham has been in private practice in Ballarat since 2010 assisting families and individuals throughout Ballarat and Western Victoria. Graham has also worked in the public sector and with Victoria Police across a range of sectors. He has knowledge and experience working with children and families and has specialised in forensics and child and adolescent areas. Graham is trained in the 1,2,3 Magic and Emotion coaching parenting program and has supported parents to develop positive relationships with their children both in typical and neuro-developmentally diverse children.
Graham works closely with health and allied professionals within Ballarat, Geelong and the greater Western Victoria region and continues to develop his knowledge and networks to assist his clients and families.
Graham has also specialised in working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum including adult diagnosis and interventions to increase life skills, communication skills and reduce anxiety and depression.
making an appointment
Appointments are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Evening and in-home appointments are available by special arrangement. To make an appointment please call our office on 0467 296 709. If we are unable to take your call please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Please note, you do not need a referral to make an appointment.
If you have a referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist you will be eligible to claim a large portion of your session fee through Medicare. We are able to process Medicare rebates at the time of your appointment, however payment of your appointment is required in full at the time of your consultation. Payment can be made by EFTPOS, Mastercard/VISA or by cash. You may also be eligible to receive rebates via your Private Health insurance - contact your insurance provider for details.
*Please note we are not able to bulk bill appointments
cancellations and non attendences
cancelations received more than 24 hours prior to a scheduled appointment - no fee
cancellations received within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment - 50% of scheduled fee
non attendance of a scheduled appointment - 1st occasion 50% of scheduled fee, 2nd occasion 100% of scheduled fee
To refer a patient to Think Talk Do Psychology please forward the referral letter to Graham Dawes, psychologist via email to think[email protected] Alternatively Graham can be contacted on 0467 296 709.
Think Talk Do Psychology is a registered provider of NDIS services. TTD currently provides services within the Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh regions and surrounds to children, adolescent and adult clients. To discuss your service plans and how we can assist you please call our office on 0467 296 709.
Do I need a referral to see a psychologist?
No, you do not need a referral to come and see a psychologist. However if you do have a referral from a GP or Specialist you will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for up to 10 psychological sessions in a calendar year.
What should I expect at my first session?
In your first session you will meet your therapist who will ask you to fill in appropriate paperwork prior to your session starting. He will outline privacy and confidentiality guidelines about information which is disclosed during sessions. You may feel overwhelmed and emotional at your first session as you begin to outline the reasons for coming to see a psychologist.
How long are the sessions?
A session will run for approximately 50 minutes
Can I claim my session cost through Medicare or my Private Health Insurance?
Yes. Rebates are available on sessions if you have a current Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your referring GP or Specialist. You my also be able to claim a portion of your sessions through a private health fund.
What age clients do you see?
TTD welcomes clients of all ages. We see infants from age 2 years and up.
How many appointments will I need?
Each client and their situation is different. While some people may only require a few sessions to assist with a temporary problem, other clients may require significant or ongoing support and therapy.
Does what I say in my session remain confidential?
Yes. Information given to your therapist remains confidential. Current laws do however outline the mandatory reporting of some issues. This can be discussed with your therapist during your first appointment.
To contact Think Talk Do Psychology either email us through the form below, or you can call us on 0427 296 709. If we cannot take your call please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Referrals and other correspondence can be sent to:
PO Box 175