Consultations are 50 minutes long, and our fees are as follows: $170 per consultation with a registered psychologist, $210 per consultation with a clinical psychologist, and $220 per consultation with a senior clinical psychologist. As always, this practice endeavours to keep costs below the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee of $246.
Attendance at schools (for meetings and observations) and home visits may be carried out when it is likely to benefit the client, and fees for these services are available on request.
No fees are payable for clients attending appointments through the following government-funded programs: Psychological Access Plus, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), and Victims Services and Support. Please see our Services page for more information.
Payment is expected at the time of each session. Payment can be made via EFTPOS, credit card or cash. Clients have the option to save their credit card details in our secure online system, which can assist busy parents to pay for their child’s appointments without being present.
Due to a high demand for sessions, cancellations made with less than a business day’s notice of the scheduled appointment time will incur the full session fee. To avoid cancellation fees please allow a business day’s notice when rescheduling or cancelling sessions. You will receive a text message two days prior to your appointment to assist with this.
Medicare Australia has a number of schemes that allow individuals to access a rebate for psychological services. The most common of these is the Better Access to Mental Health Care scheme. Under this scheme a referral may be provided by a general practitioner, psychiatrist, or paediatrician. They will assess your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan, and provide you with paperwork to bring to your first appointment.
The rebate for an appointment with a clinical psychologist is $126.50, and for an appointment with a registered psychologist is $86.15. This rebate can be accessed for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Families who have reached their Medicare safety net can access a further 80% of the gap payment. Please contact Medicare for further information.
Your ability to access a rebate from a private health insurer will depend on your level of cover and any specific requirements of your health insurer. As these vary depending on provider, we advise that you consult your health insurer for more information.
Please note: you can only claim rebates through either Medicare OR your private health insurer for any one session.