Fees & Appointments
Sessions are usually 50-55 minutes in duration. When you come for your first visit (90 minutes), we will discuss the number of sessions you may need and this will depend on your individual situation. Payment is required at the start of each session.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended hourly fee for Clinical Psychologists in 2018-2019 is $251 per 50 minutes. Our standard fees are $200 per 50 minutes, with a small surcharge ($25) for Saturday appointments. Your first appointment will be a 90-minute assessment and costs $300 (APS recommends $364).
Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment of eligible mental health conditions. You will be able to claim a proportion of your fees from Medicare if your doctor assesses you to be eligible for psychological services under Medicare, and if you have a referral and a “care plan” from your doctor. If you have a Medicare care plan, Medicare will reimburse up to $124.50 per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
At the 6th session, a review will be completed and if further treatment is required, you will need to revisit your GP or Paediatrician for a review of your Mental Health Care Plan, to receive the further 4 sessions.
A referral is not necessary to make an appointment to see me nor to claim through your private health fund. A referral is only required if you intend to claim a rebate from Medicare.
If you are referred by your GP or Paediatrician under a Mental Health Care Plan, Medicare will pay rebates for up to 10 sessions, per calendar year. At the 6th session, a review will be completed and if further treatment is required, you will need to revisit your GP or Paediatrician for a review of your Mental Health Care Plan, to receive the further 4 sessions.
Private Health Funds
Private health funds differ in their cover so please check with your health fund to find out if you are covered for clinical psychology services.
A cancellation fee will be charged for missed appointments unless 24 hours prior notice is given.
I also service DVA clients (please call me on 02 9908 2950 to ensure your qualify before booking) and Work Cover (SIRA) clients.