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Fees & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Initial 50-minute session: $200

Subsequent 50-minute session: $180


As of 1 July 2023, the Medicare rebate for a General Psychologist is $90.92, which means you have $109.08 (initial session) and $89.08 (subsequent sessions) out-of-pocket fees. 


If you have private health coverage, you may receive a rebate from your health fund, depending on your level of coverage.

The recommended fee from the Australian Psychological Society for 2023/2024 is $300 for a standard 50-minute appointment. My fees remain lower than this fee.


Do I need a referral to book with you? 

You would need a GP referral if you are going to claim Medicare rebates for your sessions. However, you don't need a GP referral if you are going privately.

How can I get a referral?

To get a referral, you can go to your GP (and make sure you book a longer appointment!) to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), which will give you a total of 10 sessions you can rebate in a calendar year. The initial plan will give you 6 sessions, by which time we will review our treatment progress then you would need to go back to your GP for a MHCP review to get the remaining 4 sessions.

What happens if I run out of the sessions?

When the year rolls over, you can simply get another MHCP for the new calendar year. Please contact your GP for further information.

What do I need to prepare for my session?

Some clients like to prepare the issues that they would like to address before the session but don't worry about having it all make sense yet (that's part of our work together!). As we are doing our sessions virtually, please ensure that you are in a closed space where you can talk privately with a stable internet connection. A headset with a microphone is highly recommended but optional. It would also be useful to have a box of tissues or a glass of water nearby. 

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