The Australian Psychological Society currently recommends fees of $235 for a 45-50 minute individual therapy session.
Our standard consultation fees for a 50-60 minute session are as follows:
- Individual Therapy $200
- Couples Therapy $220
- Family Therapy $250
Please note that couples and family therapy session rebates are not available through Medicare, however, they can be claimed through private health insurance companies.
Payment can be made by cash or cheque on day, or bank transfer in advance of the session.
Therapy and counselling sessions are GST exempt unless they are to be billed to third party companies or agencies.
Please note, report fees are billed on a time and materials basis and are subject to GST.
An estimate can be provided in advance, if necessary.
Referrals & Mental Health Care plans
You do not need a referral from a GP to see Nedialka, however, if you wish to claim a Medicare rebate for your sessions as part of a Mental Health Care Plan, then you must as have a referral from your GP and bring a copy of your signed and dated Mental Health Care Plan to the first session.
Medicare Rebates & Private health insurance
If your treatment is part of a Mental Health Care Plan established by your doctor, a Medicare rebate for the first 6 sessions is available. A review by your GP is required before any additional sessions can be claimed and a maximum of 10 sessions can be claimed per calendar year. If you require more sessions, then you may be able to claim a benefit from your private health insurance fund.
The current Medicare rebate to see a clinical psychologist is $124.50 (for a 50-minute session).
Individual Therapy fee: $200.00
Medicare rebate: $124.50
Gap: $ 75.50
If you wish to cancel, a minimum 48 hour notice period is required. If you cancel your appointment with a 24 hour period you will be charged a late cancellation fee.
If you miss an appointment without notice, you may be charged the full session fee.
Please note you are unable to claim a rebate from medicare for missed or cancelled appointments. Consideration will be given to genuine extenuating circumstances.
Information shared or disclosed in a therapy session is confidential. There are exceptions to this rule:
- When the information disclosed is of such a nature as to suggest that you or another person is at risk of being harmed. In such circumstances appropriate action needs to be taken. However, you will be informed of the need to take such an action.
- There may be times when your file is subpoenaed by a legal representative or a Court of Law. The psychologist you see can also be subpoenaed.
Occasionally special permission may be sought from you to liaise with other professionals or agencies (e.g. GP, Specialist, Legal officer, workers compensation claim officer or another therapist). This could be for the purpose of a requested report or feedback on progress with the therapy or assistance in therapy.
Medicare requirements for a client on a Mental Health Care Plan are that the treating psychologist provides a brief report on progress in therapy after the initial six sessions. Any confidential matters you wish to be kept private will be discussed with you prior to writing the report. The information in the report to the GP only covers essential information including attendance intervals.
Any information gathered during the session is to assist the psychologist to keep track of progress and as part of the assessment and treatment process. The file is kept under lock and key.