Fees

The current Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee is $246.00 per hour. There is no need for a referral to meet a psychologist, however full payment is required upfront. You may be eligible for private health insurance rebates. Medicare rebates are available for psychology patients referred by your GP with a GP Mental Health Care Plan, or by a psychiatrist or paediatrician. Our fee structure is as follows:

Note: From 1st September 2019 there is a 5% increase in fees (with a Medicare rebate the out-of-pocket amount is $83.50).

Clinical Psychologist

With Medicare $73.50

For clients referred by their GP under a Mental Health Plan or by their Psychiatrist.

See your GP to find out if you are eligible.

With Private Health

Varies according to your fund and level of cover.

No GP or Doctor's referral required.

Private Clients $200

No GP or Doctor’s referral required.

*Typical appointments run for 50 – 60 minutes

Cancellation Policy

When appointments are booked, the psychologist reserves the whole hour especially for you, therefore a $75 deposit is taken at the time of the booking. Your $75 deposit will be deducted from the total cost of your consultation at the conclusion of your appointment. Please review the following cancellation policy carefully.

We require 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a session without incurring any additional fees. This policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another client who may be on a cancellation or waiting list for an appointment. Your $75 deposit will be retained for non-attendance (we wait 20-minutes for you to arrive at your appointment, if you have failed to arrive then a message is sent to your mobile number to advise that you have missed your scheduled time and the cancellation fee may apply) or less than 24 hours cancellation of a session.

You may call our office at anytime, even after hours, as we do have an answering service that allows you to leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

We understand that sometimes you may be unable to keep an appointment because of sudden illness or an unexpected personal emergency. If this happens to you, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation.

Clinical Supervision Fees

Clinical Registrar Primary Supervision - $150per hour (neg.*)

Clinical Registrar Secondary Supervision - $110per hour

5+1 Internship Year Primary Supervisor - $160 per hour (neg.*)

5+1 Internship Year Secondary Supervisor - $90 per hour

4+2 Internship Year Primary Supervisor - $180 per hour

4+2 Internship Year Secondary Supervisor - $140 per hour

Clinical Group Supervision - $50 per member (minimum of 5; maximum 10)

Single Session Mentoring - by negotiation

Advanced Clinical Supervision - by negotiation

Note: Higher degree students are supervised internally as part of a University postgraduate program, and therefore are not subject to consultancy supervisor fees.

*Negotiable on consultation with Dr Francene Hemingway