What is the BPD Clinic?

The BPD Clinic is held each Thursday at Gold Coast DBT in Southport on the Gold Coast. The BPD Clinic is a specialised private health and wellbeing service providing individualised care for individuals who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. We also provide support to families and partners.

Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic Services

The BPD Clinic aims to improve the health outcomes and wellbeing of all individuals seeking to access our programs. We accept referrals for individuals who are aged 15 years and above and reside in the South-Eastern Region of Queensland and the Northern Regions of New South Wales. We also provide support and information for health care providers as well as community and advocacy groups.

Counselling Services
We provide psychological support with issues that relate to the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Our therapist use a range of safe evidence informed approaches.
Comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Programs
Our service has delivered DBT programs throughout Australia, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand since 2004! Our support is offered in both group and individual settings to meet the individual needs of individuals seeking our support.
Clinical Mental Health Assessments
We provide a range of mental health assessment services including diagnostic, occupational therapy, psychological, social work, return to work and family assessments.
Consultation to Health Professionals
We assist other health professionals in assessing an individual's treatment needs as well as providing supervision and mentoring to mental health professionals.
Telehealth Services Available
To support individuals in rural and remote areas the BPD Clinic services are also offered through Telehealth. We use both Zoom and our internal platform Cliniko for Telehealth Sessions.
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Our services at the BPD Clinic include Specialist Assessments, Counselling, Psychological Support, and Consultation to Mental Health Professionals. We provide fee based services which can be accessed through self-referral or referrals from health professionals. To access our services please contact our team via email (intake@goldcoastdbt.com) or by calling 07 5647 3438 to arrange an appointment or intake discussion with one of our specialist mental health professionals.

Our Consumer Advisory Panel is regularly involved in decision making about how to improve our services.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a common experience to feel nervous before your first appointment. Our clinic, however, is a safe space in which you can explore some very personal issues. By being honest and open, your clinician will be able to form a comprehensive understanding of your experiences and needs.

 

Our clinic runs from 8am until 4pm each Thursday. Everyone attending this clinic day is a qualified health professional with an even number of clinicians attending for supervision, coaching and individual therapy. 

 

Most of all you can expect a non-stigmatising space to have your needs address by mental health professionals who choose to work specifically with other health professionals.

Teleconference appointments are available. When booking your appointments the administrative assistant will discuss the use of teleconference. The BPD Clinic uses Cliniko software or Zoom for greater security.

The BPD Clinic provides mental health assessment and treatment for individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and their immediate families. Services include: counselling, skills groups, comprehensive DBT programs, coaching, career coaching, and assessment. 

The Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic is a fee for service clinic. We continue to seek funding for individuals accessing our services and as soon as we have been successful we will be updating all our procedures and policies. 

 

A standard 50-60 minute consultation will have an out of pocket expense of $103 with our therapists, provided you have a GP referral. However, you can discuss the fees and rebates with us when you make your appointment.

 

You do not need to have a referral in order to make an appointment or if you are claiming via your private health extras fund.

 

In order to receive a rebate for the majority of your session fees through Medicare, you must have a 

Medicare rebate psychologist

valid referral (called a Mental Health Care Plan) from a GP, psychiatrist or a paediatrician. When you visit your doctor you will need to have our name, address, and email on hand so your doctor can make out the referral. If you do not have a regular GP, we can refer you to a GP within our network.

 

The following terms apply to fees at this clinic:

  1. Medicare card holders with a Mental Health Care Plan are entitled to a rebate of part of the fee for up to 20 sessions per calendar year. The fee is $230 for a Clinical Psychologist; $190 for a Psychologist and; $180 for a Social Worker or Mental Health OT. The rebate is $128.40 for a Clinical Psychologist, $87.45 for a Psychologist, and $77.10 for Social Workers and Mental Health OTs making a gap approximately $103 for all of our therapists. 
  2. Appointments 6pm and after attract a $20 premium, as do Saturday appointments.
  3. Session costs can also be offset against Private Health Extras Cover and rebates vary according to your level of cover. We work with all private health funds.
  4. If you are covered by NDIS there is generally no out of pocket cost. Some of our clinicians accept funding through DVA and TAC.

Health insurance psychologist

 

Cancellation Policy

We require 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a session without occurring any fees. This policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another client who may be on a cancellation or waiting list for an appointment. In the event that less that 48 hours notice is given to cancel an appointment or a scheduled appointment is not attended, the consultation fee may be charged unless there are extenuating circumstances. Medicare does not cover cancelled appointments.

 

A late cancelled appointment impacts at least three people:

* The client who is delaying their therapy progress

* Another client who has been sitting on the waiting list to see a therapist urgently

* The therapist who spent the morning preparing for the session

5.9% of Population

meet the criteria for a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.

$6M in Research

through the NIMH Research Funds compared to $300M for Schizophrenia and $100M for Bipolar Research!

8-10% Suicide Rate

for individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.

50 times more

likely, than the general population, to suicide. Research suggests that up to 33% of all suicides are by individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder

Up to 75%

of individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder have self-injured.

65-70% self-injure

with the intent to suicide during a lifetime. Self-injury may include cutting, burning, bruising, head-banging, biting, risky behaviours and/or insight violence from another individual.

Up to 84.5%

of individuals with a diagnosis of BPD also meet the criteria for an additional mental health diagnosis!

Up to 68%

of individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder also meet the criteria for a substance use disorder! Other co-morbid diagnosis include depression and anxiety

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