aboutThe Coomera Clinic is a boutique private practice in psychology, conveniently located near Dreamworld, the Boathouse Tavern and the Coomera Police Station.

Offering a warm and welcoming environment, The Coomera Clinic is a practice where you can get assistance in learning strategies which will help you manage your emotions more effectively, communicate more deeply, and be open to and accepting of life’s challenges.

Offering the best in evidence based treatments, practice members strive to excel in their individual areas of interest. We work with you on the basis of seeing you as the primary partner in a collaborative partnership focussed on therapeutic goals which have been negotiated with you to meet your unique and individual needs. Founded on the principles of trust, unconditional acceptance, confidentiality, compassion and non-judgement, The Coomera Clinic provides an environment where you are emotionally and psychologically nurtured and encouraged to meet your goals and fulfil your potential.

Assistance can be provided with the following areas:

  • Couples / relationship difficulties
  • Relationship enhancement
  • Pre-marital counselling
  • Separation and divorce
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Adjustment to life’s difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Workplace issues (including WorkCover)
  • Parenting
  • Family dynamics


Appointment Information

The practice operates as a mixed billing practice. In determining the fee payable amounts, the practice will consider fee schedules as set out by Medicare, Australian Psychological Society (APS) and The Hart Centre. Essentially this means that we operate appropriately and charge fees according to the following:

  • Referral source (e.g. third party, self-referral)
  • Length of session
  • Number of persons attending session (e.g. family / group / individual)
  • Third party funding (e.g. Medicare, WorkCover, government department, etc)
  • Financial circumstances (e.g. hardship)
  • Nature of presentation (e.g. crisis, emergency, etc)

Eftpos & Hicaps facilities are available, and is the preferred method of payment. Cash payment will be accepted. All fees are due and payable prior to engagement into session unless prior arrangements have been made with the Principal Psychologist (or delegate).

Session length is guided by:

  • (a) the nature of the service provided, and
  • (b) any third party funding requirements.

In general, session length for individuals, couples and families is set at:

  • Where third party funding is billable:  51 minutes (as set out by Medicare)
  • Where third party funding is not billable: 50 minutes (as set out by APS)

In general, session length for groups is set at:

  • Where third party funding is billable: 120 minutes
  • Where third party funding is not billable: 120 minutes

Where direct Medicare billing is occurring, clients are entitled to up to six (6) sessions per year through an initial Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) as set out by your referring GP. Your psychologist may recommend a further four (4) sessions be negotiated with your GP. Medicare may fund up to ten (10) sessions per annum.

Additional sessions are available by payment directly to the practice. Please negotiate this with your psychologist who will discuss fees and payment options with the Principal Psychologist and advise you accordingly. You may be provided with a reduced fee rate for ongoing services.


About Elizabeth

elizabeth-photoElizabeth Archer-Trew is a registered psychologist with interests in the areas of couples and relationship counselling, parenting and family dynamics, adjustment issues, grief and loss issues, depression, anxiety, and stress. Her work reflects her understanding of the experiential focus on the process of individual experiencing concurrent to the systemic focus on patterns and cycles of interaction and behaviour. Working with this knowledge allows Elizabeth to additionally reflect her understanding of the power of emotional experience in relationships and how such power can be used to reconstruct intimate bonds between one another.

Elizabeth will advance a set of therapeutic interventions, which, like all interventions, must be fitted to the client’s immediate and long-term goals, distress level, presenting problems and their unique style of interacting with the world. Viewing emotion as a relational experience connecting each of us to our environment, Elizabeth understands that we each experience emotion in relation to people or things in our worlds that we are sad about, afraid of, angry at, frustrated by, or hurt because of.