DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
If you wish to access a Medicare rebate for counselling and/or coaching, you should get a referral from your GP, along with a Mental Health Care Plan. If you are under the care of a Psychiatrist or Paediatrician, they can refer via a letter. Medicare will not provide a rebate on psycho-educational assessments.
HOW MANY SESSIONS CAN I ACCESS UNDER MEDICARE?
You may access up to 10 sessions per calendar year under the Better Access Initiative. A further 10 sessions can be requested should this be necessary.
CAN I OBTAIN A PRIVATE HEALTH REBATE?
Some Private Health Providers may provide a rebate, however you cannot claim both a Medicare and Private Health rebate. The Medicare rebate is generally higher.
HOW LONG IS A COUNSELLING SESSION?
Counselling sessions are generally 50 minutes.
DO YOU HAVE A LONG WAIT LIST FOR NEW CLIENTS?
Fortunately, I do not have a long wait list and can usually see new clients within two weeks.
DO YOU ACCEPT REFERRALS UNDER VETERAN'S AFFAIRS?
Yes, I am an accredited provider under the Veteran's Affairs scheme.
DO YOU HAVE SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS?
Yes, I have appointments available between 8.30am and 4.30pm on Saturdays. Many people prefer Saturday appointments, especially when juggling work commitments.