Professional counselling service in Richmond.
Fees & Rebates
Professional, confidential counselling is provided at an affordable rate. The Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) recommended 2018 rate is $238 per 50-minute session. We adjust the standard rate where appropriate to meet the needs of our clients.
Rebates are available from Medicare or alternatively from most Private Health Funds, depending on your level of coverage (please check with your health fund provider). You can choose only one so you will need to choose between claiming from Medicare or claiming with your Private Health Fund.
Payment of Fees
Fees for psychological therapy are payable at the end of each counselling session. Credit card facilities are available.
Please note that a minimum notice period of 24 hours is required if you need to cancel or change an appointment.
If notice is not received in time for us to schedule an alternate client during this time, we are sure that you will understand that to keep our practice viable, we will need to charge our full fee.
Private Health Cover
Private Health Funds mostly provide rebates for psychological services. These rebates can vary according to your Health Fund and your level of cover. It is advised that you contact your insurer for more information.
You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your therapy. In order to receive a Medicare rebate, you must be referred by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician.
It is possible to receive a Medicare rebate for 10 sessions of Psychological therapy with a Clinical Psychologist. For more information, a Medicare Factsheet has been made available by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
If you meet the criteria your GP will prepare a Mental Health Care Plan (item 2700, 2701, 2715 or 2717) which you will bring to your first session of Psychological therapy.
After six sessions of therapy, you will be required to return to your GP, who will review the Mental Health Care Plan (item 2712 or 2713) and you will be eligible for a further four sessions of counselling.
The Medicare rebate can be processed in our office at the time of payment.