Fees and Rebates

There are various ways to access affordable counselling: either through self-funding, rebates, or fully funded services, please see a detailed list of options below.
 

Self-funding

Counselling:

Full fee................................​$160*

Concession.........................$120**

Walk & Talk Therapy:

Full fee................................​$180*

Concession.........................$140**

*Adjustment of fees will be considered if there is no access to Medicare or if required for longer term therapy.

**Concession rates are available for pension or health care card holders.

Supervision and Coaching:

Consultation.......................$160 (+GST)

 (tax deductable)

Cancellation Policy:

There are costs associated with every booking, making cancellation fees a necessity. As I base most of my practice on regular sessions, e.g.  every 1, 2, or 4 weeks, I am usually unable to refill the appointment by offering the time to another client or supervisee. For these reasons, I request 7 days notice of cancellation, otherwise a fee will be charged as follows:

 

Full fee..................................​$80

Concession...........................$40

Please note: Medicare/private insurance does not cover cancellation fees.

Rebates

 

Medicare:

(NB: rebates are higher if you have reached the Medicare safety net threshold).
General Counselling
  • Due to Covid pandemic, clients can now access up to 20 subsidised  sessions each calendar year until 30 June 2022.

  • Medicare rebates of $77.10 if a referral is made by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan.

  • Walk & Talk Therapy rebate $99.40 under the Mental Health Care Plan.

Eating Disorders

  • Medicare rebates of $77.10 for up to 40  sessions per calendar year if the service is recommended in an eating disorder treatment & management plan.

  • Walk & Talk Therapy rebate $99.40 under the same plan.

 

Chronic Disease/GP Management Plan

  • Available to people living with a chronic medical condition.

  • Rebate of $54.60 for up to 5 sessions per calendar year.

  • Requires a GP referral to a 'mental health worker'.
     

Pregnancy Support Counselling

  • Women concerned about a current or previous pregnancy (within 12 months).

  • Medicare rebate of $64.10 available when referred by a GP.

  • Rebates are available for up to 3 counselling sessions per pregnancy.

Private Health Insurance


Teachers Health Fund; UniHealth; Nurses and Midwives Health

  • Cover counselling services under: Top Extras Cover.

  • Benefit: Initial assessment $100; Standard consultation $70.

  • Limit: $600 per year.

Other Financial Support Options:

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

I provide counselling services for:

 

You might be eligible to receive free counselling with me if your employer uses one of these providers.​ Counselling might also be available via your partner or family member's EAP.

NDIS

  • Self-managed participants can access my services via the use of a plan manager.

  • Allied Health Therapy fee: $193.99

Worksafe Victoria 

  • Counselling fees may be reimbursed if you are injured at work.

  • Requires referral from a medical practitioner and prior approval from agent.

  • Rebates: Initial consultation $171.51; follow up $153.59.

  • For assistance with a work injury claim call WorkSafe 1800 136 089.
     

TAC - Transport Accident Commission

  • Counselling for victims or family members after a transport accident.

  • Rebate: 1 hr consultation $98.85.

  • Requires referral from a medical practitioner and written approval from TAC.

  • Medical excess applies to accidents that occurred prior to 14/02/2018.

  • Contact the TAC on 1300 654 329 to assess your eligibility.
     

DVA - Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Counselling is covered on a Gold or a White Card with GP referral.

  • Speak to your GP to assess your eligibility or call DVA 1800 555 254.​​​

Counselling Methods
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Grief Counselling
Trauma Counselling
Depression Counselling
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Professional Coaching

Contact:

 

Eleni Tsita
165 Drummond Street
Carlton Victoria 3053
Tel: 0409 554 701

Email: eleni.connect@live.com.au

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