FEES AND FINE PRINT
My fees for one-person sessions are $130 for 50 minutes.
For sessions with more than one person (relationship sessions) my fees are $160 for 50 minutes.
This is for couples, people in relationship groups, business partners, friends, family members etc, attending therapy together.
For these sessions, the first session is a double session (50 minutes then a short break if needed then the next 50 minutes, at $320), with following sessions either single or double as negotiated.
I have a firm 24-hour cancellation policy which means if you cancel your session with less than 24 hours notice you still have to pay the full fee.
New sessions cannot be booked while payments are outstanding.
In-person sessions are paid at the end of the session via cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Diners Club) or by direct debit two days prior to the session.
Online sessions are paid via credit card at the end of the session, or by direct debit (or Paypal for international payments) two days prior to the session.
My services are not covered by the government-funded Better Access mental health scheme.
It may be the best option for you, but it’s good to weigh up the pro’s and con’s first.
Accessing this scheme means you have to be given a mental illness diagnosis, which then becomes a part of your permanent health record. Leaving aside the debate about the validity of these diagnoses, having one may negatively impact on how you are treated in health care facilities, the legal system, and some employment-related situations.
It is also often not desirable for people working in the health care sector themselves because of the stigmas associated with mental illness diagnoses.
Sessions under the rebate scheme have a gap fee, and sometimes this can be close the full fees that non-rebateable therapists charge, so it’s worth checking the numbers before deciding to use the scheme and therefore limiting your options as to who you can work with.
The scheme also only to cover 6-10 sessions per year which is generally insufficient for most therapy work.
Relationship therapy and online therapy is not permissible under the scheme.
A patient fact-sheet from the Department of Health is available here.