A psychologist is a mental health professional with a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology. They will also have additional training to supplement their formal training.
Psychology training in Australia usually focuses on Mental Health skills training and in particular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches. However many psychologists extend their training and experience to utilise additional approaches such as psychodynamic work and integrated well-being approaches.
Psychology is regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and is eligible for medicare rebates, a mental health care plan through a GP can give access to some subsidised sessions with a psychologist. Costs can be quite high without this.
Fees for psychology
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Medicare Card Holders with Mental Health Care Plan
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- Private Health Insurance cover applies based on the individual’s coverage for non-Medicare covered sessions.
- You can opt for in person or telehealth consultation based on your eligibility. Please call the practice for further details and make appointment bookings.
Payment by Visa, EFPOTS, Hicaps Available
*Note: A non-attendance fee of $35 for GP consultations or 50% of consultation fee for non GP consultations will be applied if you:
– do not attend,
– reschedule within 3 hours for GP consultations or 24 hours for non-GP consultations prior to your scheduled appointment time,
– cancel within 3 hours for GP consultations or 24 hours for non-GP consultations prior to your scheduled appointment time.
This fee will need to be paid prior to your next consultation.