Providers of quality services

in clinical psychology and neuropsychology









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 43 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 25 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 no longer take referrals for neuropsychological assessment. I do take referrals of clients of all ages for clinical psychology treatment.



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 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:



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


Clinical 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).



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The fees charged by psychologists at CNS Consulting are based on the National Schedule of  Recommended Fees of the Australian Psychological Society [APS]…. Put a link to a page that has the current fee schedule.


For treatment sessions, psychologists at CNS Consulting charge 80% of the recommended fees of the APS National Schedule but payment is required on the day of service. For a standard treatment session fees range from $196.00 to $200 per hour, depending on the nature of the work.


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


Medicare provides a rebate of $126.50 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year for treatment of certain mental health conditions under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan.









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Suite 10, 311 Glen Osmond Road Glenunga SA 5064 


Tel 08 8379 8300 [John Said]


Tel 08 8177 0173 [Pat Kent]


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