We are specialists with specific clinical experience in issues that include:
The standard fee for the individual consultation is $200.00.
Fees are payable at the time of consultation. Cash, VISA, MasterCard, Amex (+2% surcharge) and EFTPOS facilities are available.
Please note that in order to receive Medicare rebate you must obtain a referral from your GP. The standard rebate (as of November 2013) for an individual consultation is $124.50.
If you have a private health insurance, please contact them directly for information about your entitlements as rebates vary depending on which fund you are with and what type of cover you have.
All personal information gathered during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential and secure. This will be fully discussed prior to treatment.
If for some reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, 48 hours notice is required.
Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, the full scheduled fee will be charged for sessions that are missed or cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.
To call yourself a psychologist you must have registration with the Psychology Registration in your state. A Clinical Psychologist is a specialist clinician with additional training and experience in the area of clinical disorders and the medicare rebate reflects this difference with higher rebate for Clinical Psychologists. You can only call yourself a Clinical Psychologist in Australia if you are a member of the Australian Psychological Society's Clinical College. Clinical Psychologists are recognised by private health funds.
Firstly you must be referred by your General Practitioner (GP). During this consultation you and your GP will identify your needs, discuss goals, select appropriate treatment options for you and complete the necessary Mental Health Care Plan (Item 2710). If necessary your GP will then refer you - with a copy of this Mental Health Plan - to the psychologist or Clinical Psychologist.
At this time your GP will also notify Medicare of the Mental Health Care Plan. This then allows you to access the sessions and claim the Medicare refund.
The usual appointment length is 50 Minutes. The rebate you receive for clinical psychology consultation (as of November 2013) is $124.50.
Usually your GP will review your Mental Health Care Plan after six sessions (Item 2710). If necessary additional sessions will be allocated at this time. Often the allocated six session are sufficient to complete treatment satisfactorily.