Your local, experienced and caring Psychologist in Gerringong
Bachelor of Psychology (B.PSYCH), Masters of Management (M.MGT)
Hi, I'm Meryl, founder of Knox Psychology.
I am a registered psychologist in Gerringong providing counselling and therapy for adults, children and adolescents.
Sometimes we experience situations in life that can be difficult to navigate. I can help you clarify issues, increase your self-awareness, explore options and develop strategies to manage your situation more effectively. Many people seeking counselling are after support to address challenging circumstances. They can benefit from grief counselling, parenting support and stress management.
I have experience working with children, adolescents and their families. I am passionate about providing assistance to obtain a diagnosis (where required) and also providing treatment so they can thrive and have the opportunity to live their best life. You may be worried about your child’s development and need help to unfold your child’s difficulties, or you need assistance with a diagnosis. Perhaps you are concerned about how your teenager is coping with some of the challenges they are experiencing. My focus is to assist the family through psychoeducation, teach the child strategies to assist them through life and provide a safe and gentle environment for your child or teenager.
I am passionate about working with you to live your best life by getting you closer to achieving your goals. I have a collaborative, accepting, compassionate and respectful approach to therapy.
My special areas of interest are:
Outside of work, I love spending time with my friends and family and our two dogs, Bo and Kosmo.
I look forward to meeting you,
What we do
Knox Psychology offers both in-person and telehealth appointments. We are a COVIDSafe business, so please ask for a telehealth appointment if you have any symptoms and follow the advice provided by NSW Health.
Following your initial appointment, we will begin to explore the details of the difficulties you are facing and develop strategies that will help you cope with and manage them. We will also at this time begin to explore any possible diagnoses and assessments that may be required. Sometimes people will report benefits from therapy from as little as two sessions. Most people will continue for 8-15 sessions and feel confident enough to progress independently of therapy. Others will prefer a longer-term service. Sessions can be made weekly, fortnightly, or as needed. Typically, earlier therapy sessions will be more frequent and lead to longer periods between sessions.
You do not need a referral to see a psychologist. However, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate if your GP refers you with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). If you would prefer to attend privately (not under an MHCP), you may be able to receive a rebate from your private health insurer. Please discuss this with your insurer directly.
People with an NDIS Plan can also access therapy and assessments from Knox Psychology at no cost, with fees drawn from their NDIS Plan.
Our policy for missed appointments, reschedules, and cancellations align with our psychology peak bodies’ recommendations for private practice (Australian Psychological Society). This policy is necessary to ensure that Knox Psychology can continue to operate as a small business.
If you cannot attend, would like to reschedule, or need to cancel your appointment – you are required to give at least 24 hours’ notice, or 100% of the usual fee will be charged. If you provide notice within 48 hours, only 50% of the regular fee will be charged. Medicare pays no rebates for missed appointments.