Psychology

Summit Medical Group has 2 psychologists at present:

  • Ms Brownwen Francis
  • Ms Jovana Stefanov

 Consultation hours

  • Bronwen consults at the Clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Jovana consults at the Clinic on Thursdays and Saturdays

Fees

  • Patients with Mental Health Care Plans: Bulkbilled to Medicare.
  • Private patients: $150 – $165 (1 hour Appointment)

About the Psychologists

Bronwen Francis B. A. Grad Dip (Psych), MPsych, MAPS

Bronwen is a registered counselling psychologist who has gained a wealth of experience over the past 14 years working with adolescents and adults in both community and clinical psychiatric services. She values the importance of creating a safe environment for people to both explore and come to the necessary choices toward growth and change.

She is experienced in helping young people and adults across a diverse range of life experiences and needs including:

  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Schizophrenia / Schizo-affective Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder / Adjustment Disorder
  • Personality Disorders / Borderline Personality Disorder / Addictions
  • Dual Disability / Dual Diagnosis / Learning Difficulties
  • Relationship Issues / Life Transitions
  • Stress management / Parenting Strategies
  • Grief and Loss / Trauma

Bronwen’s uses a combination of therapies and strategies, tailored to meet an individual’s needs; her counselling orientation is person centred and includes a cognitive behavioural approach. She focuses and assists people to further their self understanding, enhance their wellbeing and build life skills. She is trained in Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

She enjoys using a flexible approach and implements interventions to suit each clients’ unique experience and life circumstances.

Bronwen joined Coburg Central Medical Clinic on 5 March 2012 and has come on board at Summit Medical Group.

 

Jovana Stefanov B. A. Grad Dip (Psych), MAPS 

Jovana Bronwen is a qualified psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society, who returns to Summit Medical Group after maternity leave.

She has extensive experience working in private practice with adults presenting with a range of psychological issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (constant worrying, phobia, panic attacks)
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Workplace Difficulties
  • Relationship Issues

Jovana works from various evidence-based psychological modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy.

She has a warm, emphatic client-centered approach when working with clients. She aims to model the therapy to each client considering their needs, presenting issues, life context among other things.

Jovana is registered with Medicare, TAC and Workcover.