Fees and Rebates

We believe in being honest and transparent with you about our services, including our fess and the rebates you can expect.

A standard session is 50 minutes.  Couples can request an extended, 80 minute session.

An emergency session means a session time which is outside of our standard hours, (ie Saturday mornings)  so we are coming in just to see you.

The Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee for a 50-minute session is $246.  Our fee is shown below:

Session type

Fee

Medicare rebate

Private health rebate

individual adult session

individual adult with concession

individual adult emergency session

$165

$135

$180

$85

$85

$85

Check with your fund

check with your fund

Check with your fund

Couples counselling (no concessional rate)

Couples emergency session (50 minutes)

Couples extended session (80 minutes)

$180

$200

$285

No rebate

No rebate

No rebate

Check with your fund

Check with your fund

Check with your fund

Child/adolescent session

Child /adolescent  with concession

Child /adolescent emergency session

$165

$135

$180

$85

$85

$85

Check with your fund

Check with your fund

check with your fund

Cancellation fee

full fee

No rebate

Cannot be claimed

Payment

We ask you to pay the full session fee at the conclusion of your appointment.  We accept payment by cash or card via our EFTPOS machine  (not AMEX).

If you are eligible for a Medicare or health fund rebate you then claim the rebate from those services separately.

Cancellation  or Non – Attendance Fee

We usually have a waiting list, so we ask you to be considerate of others and give us  24 hours notice if you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment, so that we can offer this time to someone else.  If we receive less than 24 hours notice we usually can’t fill that appointment time, so will charge you the full session fee as a cancellation fee. You will also be charged if you fail to attend the appointment, for the same reason. We may waive this fee on a case-by-case basis in the event of a medical emergency or other unpredictable crisis.

Medicare rebate for counselling sessions

You will be able to claim a rebate from Medicare for individual counselling if your doctor has referred you with a Mental Health Care Plan, or if you are referred by a Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. The current rebate (2017) is approximately $85 each session, for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

A rebate will only be payable for individual counselling for a child, teen or adult (ie not couples counselling). If the referral is for a child or teen the rebate will only apply to sessions attended by the child/teen (not the parent only sessions).

You can now submit your Medicare claim yourself using the free Medicare app.

Private health insurance rebates

As each health fund varies, please check with your individual provider as to whether they cover services by a Registered Psychologist.  A Registered Psychologist is not the same as a Clinical Psychologist.

You cannot claim from both Medicare and your private health fund for the same session.

Eligible concession cards

We offer a concessional rate to people who have one of the following current concession cards: Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, or a Department of Veteran’s Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Repatriation Health Card.  We will also offer a concessional rate to full time TAFE/ uni students.

Low cost or free counselling services in Perth

Low cost psychological counselling services are provided at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Curtin University in Bentley, Murdoch University in Murdoch and The University of Western Australia in Nedlands.  These are the training clinics for the postgraduate Psychology students (eg Masters or Doctoral students) so you will receive an excellent service at a very low cost.

Alternatively you can access low cost counselling through Centrecare, Anglicare / Kinway and Relationships Australia, who have a range of locations across the Perth metro area.