name is Susan Anne Lugton. I am a Registered
Psychologist (Aus & NZ), a full Member
of the Australian Psychological Society and a Member of the New Zealand
Association of Psychotherapists (supervisor and training therapist).
I have Post
Graduate Qualifications in Adolescent and Child Psychology from
Melbourne University. My research topic involved observing young
infants and their mothers.
I have been in Private
Practice for 20 years, specializing in depression
including postnatal and menopausal depression. Sleeping difficulties and depression
often represent a "horse and cart" scenario; what comes
first? I also work
with couples, especially with those who are infertile.
I have had an interest in insomnia for many years having been a
myself and the program I use has cured me.
should only take six weeks to learn, and it needs to be learned
face to face, or less ideally, over the telephone. It does not involve
hypnosis or medication. With practice ones life will no longer be
compromised by lack of sleep.
Medicare rebates apply for up to twelve sessions. Your doctor needs to refer to obtain this rebate.
Some private health funds also provide a rebate.