Services & Fees

The costs of a standard psychological consultation / counselling session is:

  • $200 for a 50 minute appointment 

The consultation fee is payable in full at the end of each session. The fees associated with non-standard consultations (e.g. 30 or 90 minute appointments) vary; please contact Emotion Focused Psychology for these. It should be noted that there tends to be a high demand for after-hour appointments (evenings), and these are predominantly reserved for those who cannot attend during normal working hours.

Medicare Rebates

Emotion Focused Psychology offers Medicare rebates of $87.45 per session. Medicare typically provides rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year for psychological services. This has been extended to 20 sessions per calendar year until the end of 2022 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To grant Medicare rebates for psychological services, psychologists require clients to provide a referral letter and Mental Health Care Plan from a GP or Psychiatrist. Please note you will need to obtain the GP referral letter prior to your session, if you wish to claim it through Medicare. You do not need to obtain a referral from a GP if you do not wish to claim Medicare rebates.

 

Private Health Rebates

Some private health insurance policies include psychological counselling services. The rebate amount varies between companies and policies. You should check your policy inclusions with your health insurance provider, and determine whether they will provide rebates for the services offered.

 

Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please provide 24 hours notice. The late cancellation / missed appointment fee payable is the full fee + GST for cancellations made within the 24 hours prior to a counselling appointment.