Our fees are $170 per session (50mins). You can pay by eftpos at the time of your appointment or by direct transfer (details given in appointment letter). We will then email/post you the receipt.
Some concessions are available depending on personal circumstances, these can be discussed when making the initial appointment.
Fees are charged on a sliding scale according to income. No person is ever refused service on the basis of cost.
Clients can access Medicare rebates for seeing a Psychologist through the Better Access to Allied Mental Health Professionals through the Medicare Benefits Scheme Initiative. A client can claim rebates on up to 10 allied mental health services (eg. psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker) in a calendar year. Clients will also be eligible to claim up to 10 separate services in a calendar year for group therapy run by the allied health professional.
To register for this, the client must see their GP for a referral to the Psychologist. The client must bring this referral and a copy of the Mental Health Care Plan to the psychologist to be eligible to receive the Medicare rebate.
Your private health insurance may cover all or part of a psychologist’s fee, but cannot be claimed as well as the Medicare rebate. Most Health funds only offer payment after the Medicare allowance has been used. Please check with your Health fund for your personal situation.
The counselling service receives no other government or church subsidies.