The cost of counselling depends on who you are seeing, when you attend and what the service is. Each counselling session is 50 minutes long.
- Standard weekday and weekend individual counselling session costs $150.00 unless bulk-billing. Rates depend on psychologist.
- Relationship counselling costs $180 per session. For Gottman Method relationship counselling, it is $210 for the initial assessment at $180 per session there after.
You can be eligible for the Medicare rebate if you have a GP referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP). This is because of a government initiative called the Better Access to Mental Health initiative.
The rebate per session is $86.15 – meaning you end up paying $63.85 per session – and you can use up to 10 sessions per calendar year under this entitlement. A GP will review your MHTP after 6 sessions and decide if referring for another 4 sessions would be helpful.
You don’t need a GP referral to get counselling, but it does make it more cost effective.
We also offer bulk-billing or no-cost services between 9am and 3pm under Medicare, if you have a MHTP. Please contact us for more information.