Rebates


The cost of a consultation varies according to the type of service, the number of people attending (individual, couple, family) and the duration of the session.

The current Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee for psychological services is $300.00 per hour. However, we offer our fees at a reduced rate. Please note you do not need a referral from your GP to attend appointments.

Appointments are available in person or by telehealth (phone or zoom)

Psychological Fees – from 1.07.2024

Initial Individual Appointment

$260 Initial Intake | $240 Subsequent sessions

 

Out of pocket $164 for initial intake and $144 for subsequent sessions
with a valid GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP). Medicare rebate $96.

Private Health Fund rebates apply. Check with your provider.

After Hours Surcharge of $30 applies from 5.00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays.

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Initial Parent Appointment

$260 Initial Intake | 50 minutes

Parents attend an initial session before their child or teen attends
therapy. Private Health Fund rebates apply. Check with your provider.

After Hours Surcharge of $30 applies from 5.00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays.

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Child or Teen Appointment

$240 Subsequent sessions | 50 minutes

Out of pocket $144 with a valid GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP).
Medicare rebate $96. After Hours Surcharge of $30 applies from 5.00 pm
on weekdays and Saturdays.

Separated parents: For children/teens 13 years and under, agreement from the other parent is required prior to the commencement of appointments.

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Couples Counselling

$280 Initial Intake | 50 minutes $260 |Subsequent appointments  $390 | Extended appointment 90 mins

Private Health Fund rebates apply. Check with your provider.
Couples sessions are not eligible for Medicare rebates.

After Hours Surcharge of $30 applies from 5.00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays.

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Adult Counselling Session (2 adults)

Suitable for Blended Family matters, Post Separation Parenting, Parent Coaching

$300 Initial Intake | 50 minutes $280 Subsequent appointments
$405 | 90 minutes 

Private Health Fund rebates apply. Check with your provider.
After Hours Surcharge of $30 applies from 5.00 pm on weekdays and for weekend appointments. Not eligible for Medicare rebates.

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Family Therapy (3 people)

$330 | 50 minutes | 3 people

Private Health Fund rebates apply. Check with your provider.

These sessions are not eligible for Medicare rebates.

After Hours Surcharge of $30 applies from 5.00pm weekdays and for weekend appointments.

 

Telephone Consultation (30 mins)

$145 | Existing clients only 

Private Health Fund rebates apply. Check with your provider.

 

 

 

Family Law Services

 

For fee information regarding court ordered Family Therapy, Reunification Therapy, or Parenting Coordination please contact us with your enquiry by completing the form below. Click on the link and the form will open.

After Hours Surcharge


There is an after hours surcharge of $30 for all appointments booked from 5.00pm weekdays and for all weekend appointments. The surcharge is applied in addition to the standard session fees.

New Client Booking Deposit


We require a $50.00 non-refundable booking deposit to secure your initial appointment. This will be deducted from the first session fee. If you cancel your appointment for whatever reason, the deposit is forfeited.  There are no refunds.

Medicare Rebates 


We are registered Medicare Providers and rebates are available for eligible clients.  A Medicare rebate of $92.90 is available per session with a Psychologist. Eligible clients will be able to access

  • 10 individual sessions with a psychologist per calendar year plus
  • 10 group therapy sessions with a psychologist per calendar year.

To determine if you are eligible for the Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) you will need to make an appointment with your doctor, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. We suggest booking a longer consultation with your doctor so there is sufficient time to develop the care plan. Ensure that the  referral is issued to Positive Families.

A copy of the MHTP must be provided before your initial appointment. To claim the Medicare rebate,  your MHTP must be dated prior to attending an appointment.

After 6 sessions with your Psychologist, you will then need to visit your doctor for a review to ensure you can access the additional sessions.

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Private Health Fund Rebates


Private health fund rebates are available via our Hicaps facility. In order to determine your rebate, please contact your health fund directly.

Bupa

Medibank Private

NIB

HCF

St Lukes 

Payment of Fees


Fees are payable in full on the day of your consultation. We have EFTPOS faciitites for your convenience. Medicare rebates can be processed through our HICAPS facility.

Cancellation Policy


Clients are required to provide 2 x business day’s notice (not including the day of the appointment) to cancel or reschedule an appointment.  This ensures we have enough time to offer your appointment to other clients. If the required notice is not provided, a cancellation fee is payable.  Medicare and private health fund rebates do not apply for late cancellation or non-attendance fees.