My fee for new clients is scheduled at $200 per 50-minute session.
Please note that you may be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate of $137.05 per session (up to 10 per calendar year) under the Australian Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. To access this Medicare rebate, you will need to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.
You may also be eligible for rebates from your private health insurance provider. Contact your insurance provider to find out more.
You do not need a referral to see a psychologist, however, to be eligible for the Medicare rebate, you will need to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.
The length of your treatment depends on what you are seeking help for. At the beginning of treatment, we'll work together to understand what you'd like to change and I will offer you options and provide you with some information about the anticipated length of treatment.
Therapy involves exploring your presenting concern, focusing on how it originated and the current impact on your day-to-day life.
If you're after shorter-term treatment for a specific issue, there will typically be a bit more structure and guidance from me throughout the therapy. In shorter-term therapy, the aim of treatment is to alleviate or better manage your presenting concern.
If your difficulties are complex or difficult to pinpoint (as they often are), you will likely be offered longer-term treatment. Long-term psychotherapy is typically less structured, relying heavily on the client freely associating (i.e., saying whatever comes to mind) in session. Long-term psychotherapy also relies heavily on the therapist-client relationship, as the dynamics that arise here provide important information about the client's relationship patterns outside of the therapy space. The aim of long-term psychotherapy is to develop a deep understanding of how the client perceives themselves and relates to others, in order to provide the client with greater freedom to feel, think, and act differently than before. Effective long-term therapy facilitates change at a deep, structural level (rather than providing symptom relief only).
To book an appointment, please refer to my Contact page.
Please note that cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled time will incur a 50% fee. Cancellations within 24 hours of the scheduled time will incur the full fee. Unfortunately, cancellation fees are not claimable under Medicare or private health insurance.
Please know that I am happy to meet via Telehealth if you are unable to attend in person on a particular day. If we can reschedule to another time in the week (rather than cancel), I am happy to accommodate this as well.
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