Luttick Health is a private psychology practice located in Ringwood North and Carlton.
It is committed to an holistic treatment approach with the intention of fostering greater psychological health and wellbeing and focusses primarily on issues of depression and anxiety.
Primary therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Neuropsychotherapy, Hypnosis, Nutritional Support, Lifestyle Interventions (nutritional, exercise etc.) and Meditation and Relaxation techniques (see Therapeutic Page).
The focus of our work is primarily on empowerment and the search for meaning and passion in living. To reference and rely on one's own value system as well as bringing awareness to and skilful use of one's personal resources in order to promote a capacity to flourish in a life that is one's own.
Luttick Health seeks to assist individuals to live in more meaningful, purposeful, self-directed, happy and peaceful ways. It strives to foster greater awareness of and connections to, self, others, community and life.
Kathryn holds a Master of Counselling Psychology and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has extensive experience in working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health issues, particularly women experiencing these in the post and ante natal phase. She has performed research in this area. Kathryn has worked for over 15 years in mental health, in both the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Kathryn works from a range of therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and other experiential based therapies and incorporates meditation and relaxation techniques into most of her practice. She is also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and has experience in working with couple and group therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive therapy is a therapeutic approach based on the premise that cognitions, emotions and behaviours influence each other. It assumes that it is not the events in one’s life that determine the degree of distress or happiness one experiences, but rather it is the beliefs that one holds about these events that is the determining factor.
The focus of therapy is to help individuals identify thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, to then explore and re-evaluate those thoughts, and then assist in the development of more constructive thoughts (perspectives or beliefs) and subsequently more helpful emotions and behaviour.
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is an experiential therapy that is designed to help clients become aware of and make productive use of their emotions. It is designed to assist clients to develop their emotional intelligence and views emotions as primarily adaptive. According to EFT, emotions become problematic in response to prior learning or past traumas, especially in relation to attachment issues.
EFT encourages clients to learn about their emotions and emotional experience, and to directly access their emotions in the safety of the therapeutic environment. EFT aims to assist clients to form adaptive ways of responding to the world by integrating new ways of processing emotional experiences.
Clinical Hypnosis techniques are used to enable a state of mental, physical and emotional relaxation, during which the therapist suggests that the individual experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts or behaviour. The therapist makes suggestions designed to help the client formulate specific internal processes (feelings, memories, images and internal self-talk) that will lead to mutually-agreed-upon outcomes.
Clinical Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation or attentional absorption which assists people to more easily and rapidly access and respond to information that may not usually be available to them. It also assists them to pay greater attention to information, experiences and skills that allow them to amplify and utilise their personal resources in a goal directed fashion.
Clinical hypnosis can be used for stress or anxiety reduction, increasing motivation, changing attitude, behavioural and/ or habitual patterns (e.g. smoking, nail biting, weight loss), increasing self-esteem and self-confidence, assisting in the treatment of depression, eating disorders, fears and phobias, as well as memory training and sleep disorders. Hypnosis can be used for a myriad of issues as each intervention is specifically designed to meet individual needs and goals as well as therapeutic requirements and objectives.
Mindfulness and Meditation
The emphasis of Mindfulness is on changing the relationship of the person to their thoughts and experiences. Mindfulness aims to assist individuals to perceive their thoughts and feelings as ‘mental events’ rather than as aspects of self or as necessarily accurate reflections of reality. It aims to cultivate a detached relationship with these thoughts and feelings, whilst cultivating a deeper connection to self.
It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.
The practice of mindfulness directs attention to the present moment and is an awareness that arises from ‘paying attention on purpose’. The individual is encouraged to note thoughts, feelings and body sensations with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgment. This non-reactive stance toward experience creates the possibility of working more wisely with difficult emotions such as sadness, anger, fear and worry.
Neuropsychotherapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based psychological interventions / treatments / therapies and attachment theory.
It is based on the neuroscientific concept of neuroplasticity, that is, that the brain can undergo physiological changes through thought and activity.The aim is to use neuropsychotherapeutic theories and techniques to enhance and inform therapeutic process, strategies, motivation, commitment and outcomes.
Fees | Rebates
Fees are guided by recommendations from the Australian Psychological Society.
Reductions in fees are given for HCC holders.
Medicare rebates are available to people with assessed psychological disorders for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
The rebate applies for up to 10 sessions per person. You must have a current mental health care plan and referral from your GP or psychiatrist if you wish to claim the Medicare rebate
Your GP will need to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist. You should book a longer session with your GP to enable time for this. Your GP must also provide you with a short letter of referral to your psychologist prior to your first session. Both the letter of referral and your Mental Health Treatment Plan will be required by your psychologist at your first appointment.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
Most private health insurers offer rebates on psychological services. Rebates vary based on your level of cover and it’s best to check with your health insurer to determine what your rebate would be.
Please feel free to contact Luttick Health if you have any further questions regarding fees or fee schedule.
Kathryn Luttick MAPS, M. Psych, BA (hons)
Phone: 0413 946 138
For appointment bookings and cancellations only please email Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointments available in Ringwood and Carlton rooms
If immediate danger to person please contact ambulance service on 000.