FEES AND FINE PRINT
Session fees are $154 (including GST) for 50 minutes.
I have a firm 24-hour cancellation policy which means if you cancel or reschedule your session with less than 24 hours notice, or you just don’t turn up, you still have to pay the full fee.
New sessions cannot be booked while payments are outstanding.
In-person sessions are paid at the end of the session via cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Diners Club) or by direct debit two days prior to the session.
Online sessions are paid via credit card at the end of the session, or by direct debit (or Paypal for international payments) two days prior to the session.
My services are not covered under Mental Health Care Plans.
It may be the best option for you, but it’s good to weigh up the pro’s and con’s first.
Accessing this scheme means you have to be given a mental illness diagnosis, which then becomes a part of your permanent health record. Leaving aside the debate about the validity of these diagnoses, having one may negatively impact on how you are treated in health care facilities, the legal system, and some employment-related situations.
Sessions under the rebate scheme have a gap fee, and sometimes this can be close the full fees that non-rebateable therapists charge, so it’s worth checking the numbers before deciding to use the scheme and therefore limiting your options as to who you can work with.
The scheme also only covers 6-10 sessions per year which is generally insufficient for most therapy work.
Relationship therapy and online therapy is not permissible under the scheme.
A patient fact-sheet from the Department of Health is available here.