Fees and Rebates

I endeavour to offer an affordable counselling service, and have listed fees, rebates and other sources of financial support below.

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

If you have special circumstances that are not covered here, please contact me to discuss other payment or funding options.



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


Walk & Talk Therapy:

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


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


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




(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 am a counsellor for:

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

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 $168.13; follow up $150.56.

  • 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 $96.90.

  • 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.​​​

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

Email: eleni.connect@live.com.au

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