Fees:

Feel Psychology STANDARD fees are below the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fees for psychological services ($300). If you have any questions, please message, or contact me directly.

  • Initial long consultation under Medicare (1.5 hours) $260 (less Medicare rebate of $93.35, leaving a Gap Fee payable by the client = $166.65)(long consult by request/per need as ascertained by you)
  • 50-60 minute consultations under Medicare $200 per (less Medicare rebate of $93.35 leaving a Gap fee payable by the client = $106.65)
  • Concession 50-60 minute consultations under Medicare, $180 per (less Medicare rebate/gap fee of $93.35 leaving a Gap fee payable by the client = $86.65)
  • If you do not wish to consult with me under a mental health care plan, I can consult with you as a private client; note that no Medicare rebate is applicable if you opt to see me as a private client. Initial long consult (by request) 1.5 hrs – $260; 50-60 minute consultations – $200. Note: Private Health Insurance Rebates may apply (please check directly with your insurer)
  • If you wish to consult with me under Workcover fees are charged at $250 per session and part of this can be claimed back from your insurer leaving a gap fee payable by the client on the day
  • NDIS clients are charged per NDIS guidelines with amended cancelation policy of 48- hours-notice per NDIS service agreement.

Cancellation policy:

A session regardless of duration is booked just for you. We do our best not to keep you waiting, and only book one client per hour. Please contact us as soon as possible to re-reschedule if you are unable to attend as arranged.

If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice (48 hours under NDIS), or you don’t turn up to your appointment, you may be charged a cancellation fee of the full fee applicable for your session. This fee is not covered by Medicare / Workcover / TAC / Third Parties and applies to all clients. The cancellation fee must be paid within 7 days or at your next appointment, whichever is earlier.

The 50-minute hour:

This allows for grounding and bringing the session to a timely close, especially if we have been deep diving. It also provides for scheduling of your next appointment if applicable and for me to compete admin tasks such as write to your GP and recording notes from the session.

Referrals:

NDIS:

If you are consulting with me via the NDIS you can self-refer by contacting me directly, or, you can be referred by your NDIS LAC or your NDIS Support Coordinator.

Fees charged will always follow the NDIS guidelines and are charged in line with how your plan is managed e.g., NDIA managed, Plan agency Managed or Self-Managed. These details will be discussed with you in your first consultation.

Medicare:

Under the Allied Health Initiative for Better Mental Health Outcomes, individuals are able to access specific psychological services and receive a Medicare rebate. This rebate is designed to allow more people within the community to access psychological assistance when in need. The initiative allows persons who are referred by their GP under a Mental Health Care Plan to claim Medicare rebates for attended appointments.

FEEL: Psychology & Yoga is not a bulk billing practice, however with a Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP, you will be eligible to receive Medicare rebated appointments for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

Approaching a GP for a Mental Health Care Plan:

  • Phone your local Medical Practice and ask the receptionist to book in a longer consultation with your doctor as you will be requiring a Mental Health Care Plan assessment (please note a Mental Health Care Plan requires additional time to be completed).
  • Discuss your concerns with your GP and ask him/her to complete a Mental Health Care Plan (if you are eligible) so that you can access psychological services and receive a Medicare rebate.
  • If you are eligible, you should leave the GP appointment with a Mental Health Care Plan at which stage you can call to book in an appointment.
  • Make sure you bring your Mental Health Care Plan to your first appointment OR have your GP send this to me directly.

Private health funds:

Although most private health funds give rebates for services by a registered psychologist, you cannot claim on both Medicare and your health fund. As health funds vary on the amounts they rebate, please contact your fund for specific information.

Private clients:

No Mental Health Care Plan necessary – pay as you go – no rebates available.