Fees for Psychological Therapy and Treatment

The full fee for a 50 minute psychology session is $184.50 (no GST applies).   Rebates may be available via Medicare or your private health insurer.

The Medicare rebate for a standard 50 minute session is $124.50, in which case the out-of-pocket cost is $60.00.

Some patients may be eligible for a reduced-gap or bulk-billed (no-gap) fee.

Medicare rebates do not apply for psychological reports, which are always charged at the Australian Psychological Society rates (see below).   Reporting fees do not apply to standard letters to GPs as per Medicare reporting requirements.  No fees apply for standard letters to GPs.

Please note that appointments made outside of normal business hours (930am – 530pm Monday to Friday) are available at times, but will be charged at the full fee rate.

 Offsite and Home Visits

Offsite and home visits may be available within the Stockton/Fern Bay area, at the psychologist’s discretion, in cases where mobility issues prevent attendance onsite.

No Show Fees and Late Cancellations

The no-show fee for missed appointments is the same as the agreed session fee.   No show fees apply for all cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice.  These fees apply regardless of the reason for non-attendance.  Medicare rebates do not apply for no-show fees.

Please note that you will not be able to re-book for another session until any outstanding no-show fees have been paid in full.


Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service (VVCS)

Clients referred via VVCS pay no fees or gap payments, and no-show fees (non-attendance or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice) are covered by VVCS.

Medico-Legal Reports

Preparation of reports for legal purposes are charged at the rate recommended by the Australian Psychological Society, currently $241 per hour plus GST.   Test materials are sometimes included at no additional charge, or will be passed on at per-unit cost if the necessary materials are not part of the existing test library.

The typical cost for preparation of a comprehensive legal report is $1,650 (GST Inclusive), not including psychological assessment or travel costs.

A deposit of 50 percent of the quoted price is required before the report is written, and balance of payment is required at time of report delivery.

 Cognitive Assessments and Reports

Cognitive assessments (typically undertaken for educational purposes)  are charged at set rates, depending on which test is being administered and the estimated time required to administer the tests and prepare the report.   The cost of any testing materials is also included in the quoted price.  Please note that psychological reports attract GST, which is also included in the quoted price.  Please contact us if you would like to find out more about cognitive/IQ testing services.

Copies of reports are not provided to any third party until the report has been paid for in full.

Fees are subject to change, but notice of any fee changes will be discussed with current patients prior to any fee increase being applied.





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