Can I see a Psychologist without a referral from a GP?

Yes. Anyone can make an appointment to see a Psychologist at anytime without a referral. You only need a referral if you wish to claim Medicare rebates. Many clients do not use Medicare but prefer to pay the full fee or use Private Health rebates.

How do I obtain a Mental Health Care Plan?

You will need to make an appointment with your General Practitioner (GP) and explain your mental health concerns. It is best to book a longer consultation with your GP so that they have adequate time to develop a care plan with you. Your GP will complete a “Mental Health Care Plan” and a letter of referral, which will entitle you to a Medicare rebate of $87.45 for a maximum 10 sessions per year.

How can I pay for my sessions?

In office appointments: The full fee is to be paid at the end of each session. You may use cash, Eftpos or credit card.

Online appointments: Payment is made online at the beginning of the session.


A fee of 50% will be charged for cancellations within 24-48 hours of a scheduled appointment.
A fee of 100% will be charged for cancellations less Than 24 hours before a scheduled appointment.
A fee of 100% will be charged for non-attendance at a scheduled appointment.
Please note: Any outstanding fees will be required to be paid prior to the next appointment.

How many sessions will I need to attend?

The number of visits needed vary depending on the problem and on the individual. Some problems are dealt with in 4 sessions others may need 10 or more. Each session usually last for 50-60 minutes and, depending on your issue, may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.