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Psychologists at CNS Consulting are Members of the Australian Psychological Society and subscribe fully to APS ethical standards.


If you have any questions please phone:

John Said 8379 8300 or Pat Kent on 8338 7888


John Andrew Said

BA (ANU), Dip Soc.Sci., [Flinders], M.Psychol. [Sydney]

With 47 years of experience of practising and teaching in clinical psychology, I have been head of clinical psychology services in major teaching hospitals in Adelaide and Sydney and I have taught clinical psychology at Masters level at universities in Adelaide and Sydney. I have conducted a private practice in clinical psychology with children, adolescents and adults for the past 29 years.


I am friendly and respectful towards all my clients. I am committed to client confidentiality and developing a professional working partnership with you. I provide a practical approach, helping you to understand the difficulties you experience and to work towards solutions.


I am a Fellow of three specialists colleges of the Australian Psychological Society.  These are the College of Clinical Psychologists, the College of Clinical Neuropschologists and the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Because of family circumstances, I am currently not taking new referrals.  I am uncertain when I will be able to commence taking new referrals again.

Patricia S Kent


BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical),

Dip Clinical Hypnosis, PhD

Pat is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience as a Registered Psychologist since 1998.  She has taught clinical psychology and neuropsychology at Honours and Masters’ levels at universities in Adelaide.  Pat has extensive experience in neuropsychological assessment, and the management of anxiety and depression.  She incorporates a variety of therapeutic interventions including cognitive-behaviour therapy, and hypnosis, and she provides services to adolescents, adults, and older adults.


Pat’s PhD thesis was on the early detection of dementia and was titled “Are deficits in naming and construction performance preclinical symptoms of dementia?”  Consequently, she has a particular interest in, and expertise in the early detection of dementia.


Pat is a member of the following professional organisations -  Australian Psychological Society (APS), APS College of Clinical Psychologists, International Neuropsychological Society, Australian Society of Hypnosis, and the South Australian Society of Hypnosis.



Clinical psychology

Clinical psychologists diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of mental health and psychological adjustment problems affecting children, adolescents and adults and their families.


We specialize in the assessment and management of mental health and psychological adjustment problems, such  as:


  • Depression

  • Anxiety and stress disorders including panic attacks and phobias

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Perfectionism

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [OCD]

  • Behaviour disorders


and the management of relationship difficulties, bereavement, work-related stress, chronic pain and adjustment to life-cycle transitions.


Neuropsychology Services

Neuropsychology is a branch of science concerned with the relationship between brain function and behaviour.


Clinical Neuropsychology deals with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural problems related to brain dysfunction due to neurological illness or injury. 


Services include neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation management of adults with acquired brain injury, support for their families, educational and occupational consultation and preparation of reports for court.


Assessments can be undertaken to assist with applications with NDIS funding and for the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).


The fee schedule for most services at CNS Consulting is based on the National Schedule of Fees and Services of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).  This schedule is updated each year for inflation based on the Consumer Price Index.  From July 2023 to June 2024 the APS recommended fee per standard session of 46 to 60 minutes is $300. 


Psychologists at CNS Consulting charge 80% of the fees recommended by the APS National Schedule for most services. Therefore, the fee for a standard treatment session is $240.  Payment is required on the day of service. The Medicare rebate for a standard session on a GP Mental Health Care Plan is $136.35 for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.


In some cases fees are paid by a third party, such as Return to Work SA or the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In these cases, the fees charged at CNS Consulting comply with the rates set by the third party


For information on fees for services other than treatment, such as educational/cognitive or neuropsychological assessment and report preparation, please contact Dr Kent (adult assessments).

Suite 10, 311 Glen Osmond Road, Glenunga SA 5064

If you wish to send us an email, please call one of the numbers below to obtain an email address.

Tel 08 8379 8300 [John Said]

Tel 08 8338 7888 [Pat Kent]


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