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Gabriel Rusu Psychologist Melbourne CBD

Gabriel Rusu

Consultant Psychologist, EMDR Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist
BA(Hons) Psych, GradDip CounsPsych, AdvancedDip Clinical Hypnosis, EMDRAA member

Gabriel is not taking new clients at the moment.

Psychology & Counselling Training
With a Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies and extensive experience overseas working with people from all walks of life, Gabriel discovered his inner passion for helping people overcome life's challenges. He qualified as a Psychologist in Australia by graduating with a Bachelor Degree (with Honours) in Psychology from the University of Melbourne.
Following from that, he broadened his psychology studies by undertaking a two-year practice focused Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Carmillar Institute in Melbourne.

Clinical Hypnotherapy Training

Passionate about addressing challenging problems and helping people overcome issues that are traditionally most difficult to treat, Gabriel also studied and graduated with a Diploma of Solutions in Hypnosis and an Advanced Diploma of Solution Oriented Hypnosis, both from the Centre for Effective Therapy and The Milton H Erickson Institute of Tasmania.

EMDR Training

Gabriel also completed extensive training in EMDR with both Dr Christopher Lee from the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) and with Mr Sigmund Burzynski from the EMDR Institute.

He is experienced in using EMDR to help clients with Trauma and PTSD, Attachment Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Fears & Phobias, OCD, Substance abuse, Sexual dysfunctions, Sleep Problems, Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and other complex issues.
Gabriel is a full member of EMDRAA.

Gabriel consults in Melbourne CBD and Endeavour Hills. He also consulted at a psychiatric clinic in Mt Eliza and a Pain clinic in Cranbourne, where he has worked with many complex psychological problems of clinical nature, such as: PTSD, Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Major Depression, GAD, OCD, Pure-O, Schizophrenia an Chronic Pain.

Being experienced in applying evidence-based therapies that are shown to suit client's needs best, Gabriel focus professional areas include, but are not limited to:

  • - Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • - Attachment Trauma
  • - Sleep problems, including Insomnia
  • - OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and related disorders, such as Skin picking (Dermatillomania), Hair pulling (Trichotillomania), Nail biting (Onychophagia) and others
  • - Pure-O (Purely obsessional OCD)
  • - Chronic Psychosomatic issues , including Fibromyalgia and other types of Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • - Sexual dysfunctions
  • - Other Anxiety disorders, including GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, and Social Phobia
  • - Other Fears and Phobias
  • - Mood Disorders, such as Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

In his work, Gabriel uses a wide range of evidence based therapies, including:
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy for Complex Trauma ((ETF-CT)
  • Process-Experiential Emotion-Focused Therapy (PEEFT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Ericksonian Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Gabriel works with private clients, as well as clients referred by GPs and psychiatrists for psychology services under Medicare's Better Access to Mental Health initiative. He also sees clients referred under WorkSafe, TAC and DVA programs, and is available for VOCAT assessments and reports. Gabriel also sees clients under EAP and NDIS arrangements.

Professional Fees & Rebates:

Fees are for a 50min individual session.

PRIVATE AND REFERRED (Medicare) CLIENTS

Session type: Session fee:
Standard consultation (during business hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) $165
Standard consultation (outside business hours) $190
  
EMDR & Clinical Hypnotherapy (during business hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) $185
EMDR & Clinical Hypnotherapy (outside business hours) $210

CLIENTS WITH 3RD PARTY FUNDING (TAC, WORKSAFE, NDIS, DVA, VOCAT etc)

Session type: Session fee:
Standard consultation (during business hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) Fee invoiced to the 3rd party
Standard consultation (outside business hours) Fee invoiced to the 3rd party, plus after-hours surcharge $25 payable by the client
  
EMDR & Clinical Hypnotherapy (during business hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) Fee invoiced to the 3rd party
EMDR & Clinical Hypnotherapy (outside business hours) Fee invoiced to the 3rd party, plus after-hours surcharge $25 payable by the client


Discounted fees may be available to clients in difficult financial circumstances. Contact us to discuss before making a booking.
Note that discounted fees are not available outside business hours.

DSP holders may be able to access funding for therapy sessions through NDIS. Please contact NDIS directly to enquire about any funding and support that may be available to you.

Medicare rebates: The current rebate is $87.45 per session, available with a valid GP referral and MHTP, for up to 10 sessions in total per calendar year (this includes sessions with another psychologist you may have attended during the year).

10 Extra Medicare rebated sessions are available during Covid-19 under the Pandemic Support measures. Contact Medicare, your GP or us for further information.

Consultation days:
At Melbourne CBD Psychology: Mondays and Thursdays - Book online for Melbourne or contacts us.

At Endeavour Hills Psychology: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. - Book online for Endeavour Hills or contacts us.

Age groups: Adolescents, Adults, Seniors.

Languages: English, Romanian.