Fees at our clinic are governed by the professional and experienced level of psychological treatment we practice.
Consultation fees vary. Our clinic is not governed by Medicare initatives that have seperated skill and expertise into clinical and generalist/counselling categories. This is because there is NO evidence or research to suggest the labelling of a psychologist by this new medicare system has any efficacy on real treatment outcomes, knowledge, experience and professionalism of a psychologist.
As such the gap payment remains the same for a clinical or a generalist/ counselling psychologist.
A consultation fee with our range of specialists will differ depending on the therapist, referral or treatment you are receiving. The Australian Psychological Society recommends a 50 minute session fee of $220.00.
Our fees are often determined by the client's individual financial situation but as a guide you should expect to pay between $135.00 and $220.00 for a fifty-minute session.
After hour appointments are available but charge a flat fee.
We do offer healthcare card concessions and bulk billing but are restricted in these services. We also provide ATAPS and KIM programs for financially disadvantaged clients.
Reports, assessments or testing incur varying fees depending on the type and time needed.
The clinic works hard at keeping the consultation fees as low as possible. This cost includes any handouts, case management and treatment plans, phone calls etc needed to ensure your therapy is successful.
The consultants are happy to discuss your financial concerns at all times and endeavour to make professional, high quality psychological care affordable.
Anyone who feels that their quality of life is not as good as they would like could benefit from psychological counselling.
Some people see psychologist when they are upset, or if something has happened in their past or present that is causing problems for them. Friends and family tell some people that they do not seem happy anymore or their behaviour has changed and suggest they get help. Others are referred by their doctor, workplace or other organisation because they have noticed you might not be coping as well as you could.
Often people see a psychologist to find out if there really is “something wrong” or whether they are just experiencing feelings most people have at sometime in their life.
People see psychologist to be diagnosed or assessed in order for a treatment plan to be developed to improve their quality of life. There are so many reasons a psychologist could help with improving your life and relationships.
If you are unsure whether you might need to see a psychologist ask your doctor or call the clinic for more information.