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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.

(This information is regularly updated, however please confirm accuracy prior to your appointment; last update: 4/04/2022)

*** PLEASE NOTE FEES WILL BE INCREASING FROM 1/07/2022***

Fees & Rebates

Fees / Self Funding

Counselling / Psychotherapy:

Full fee................................​$160 (After 1/07/2022 - $180)

Concession.........................$110 (After 1/07/2022 - $120)

Walk & Talk Therapy:

Full fee................................​$180 (After 1/07/2022 - $200)

Concession.........................$130 (After 1/07/2022 - $140)

Group Psychotherapy:

Introductory session................ $70

7 Week Program...................... $490

 

N.B. Group Therapy program fees are payable upfront and non-refundable.

  • Concession rates are available for Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy for holders of a pension or health care card that are dependent on social security payments.

  • Adjustment of fees will also be considered for financial hardship, or special circumstances, such as no access to Medicare or if needed to access longer term therapy.

Supervision:

Individual 1 Hr:......................$160 +GST (After 1/07/2022 - $180+GST)

Group 1.5 Hr:........................$120 +GST (80/hr)

Some organisations also offer to cover fees for employees to access external supervision, or provide them with access to an EAP program (see EAP providers I am registered with below); check with your organisation to see of this applies to you.

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; cancellation fees are therefore as follows:

Full fee..................................​$80 (After 1/07/2022 - $90)

Concession...........................$30 (After 1/07/2022 - $40)

Supervision...........................$80 (After 1/07/2022 - $90)

Group supervision...............$60

Please Note:

  • Medicare/private insurance do not cover cancellation fees.

  • This cancellation policy applies to self-funding/Medicare services, "Other Financial Support Options" listed below may follow a different policy depending on the type of funding, this will be discussed as part of your initial assessment.

To avoid cancellation fees, there are several options:

  • Provide 7 days notice of cancellation. 

  • Switch to a telehealth appointment.

  • Reschedule to an alternative time within 24 hours (if available).

Rebates

Fee assistance is available from various sources, and may or may not involve a gap fee, depending on the nature of the funding and the service provided.  Please contact me if you would like further information.

Medicare:

[Including Overseas Student Health Cover]

NB: rebates are higher if you have reached the Medicare safety net threshold; If you’re part of a family or couple, you can register as a family to combine your costs, and will likely reach the threshold sooner.

General Counselling
  • Medicare rebates are available if a referral is made by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan.

  • Due to the Covid pandemic, clients can access up to 20 subsidised sessions each calendar year until 31 December 2022.

  • Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy rebate of $77.80

  • Walk & Talk Therapy rebate $100.30 under the Mental Health Care Plan.

  • Group Therapy rebate $19.80 (available in addition to individual sessions per calendar year).

Chronic Disease/GP Management Plan

  • Available to people living with a chronic medical condition.

  • Rebate of $55.10 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 (in the last 12 months).

  • Medicare rebate of $64.70 available when referred by a GP.

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

Private Health Insurance

  • Teachers Health;

  • UniHealth;

  • Nurses & Midwives Health;

  • Bupa


> Check with your fund to find out what you are covered for. 

Other Financial Support Options:

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

I provide services for:


You might be eligible to receive free counselling or supervision with me if your employer uses one of these providers.​ 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 $173.71; counselling session $155.56 (a gap fee may be charged).

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

NDIS:

  • Participants that are self-managed or use a plan manager can access my services.
     

  • Therapy fee: $180
     

  • Billed under  Improved Daily Living Skills - Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy And/Or Training (Incl. AT) - Other Therapy (15_056_0128_1_3).

TAC - Transport Accident Commission:

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

  • Rebate: 1 hr consultation $98.85 (a gap fee may be charged).
     

  • 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 - Dept 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