Fees for our psychological services

Normal client psychological sessions for Medicare, Private Health and self-managed NDIS client sessions cost $220 per hourly consultation (not including any formal report writing), or $240 per hourly consultation for planner managed NDIS funded clients due to the administration fee. Consultation fees are subject to change by us at any time.

A Medicare rebate of up to $92.90 may apply if you are eligible through one of the government's Mental Health Care Plan initiatives. Please refer to the Medicare and Health Fund Information web page for additional details on Medicare Rebates. Medicare rebates are subject to change.

Formal psychological assessment report writing required from consultation sessions will incur additional Report Preparation and Report Writing charges that are not covered by normal hourly session fees, and are not covered under Medicare.

Fees for our Level 2 Therapy Assistant (NDIS)

Therapy assistants cover a wide range of roles that revolve around supporting a person with their wellbeing. Therapy assistants provide a mix of specific and generalised care and support to people with disability. They work under the supervision of a registered psychologist to deliver the best care plan for the client. Our Therapy Assistant rates are $80 per hour for self-managed NDIS clients and $100 per hour for Planner managed NDIS clients (due to administration fees). Please note, session availability is limited due to supervision requirements and only available for NDIS clients.

Assessments and Report Preparation and Report Writing fees:

  1. Comprehensive Cognitive and Behavioural Assessments for ordinary clients and self-managed NDIS clients will require up to 4 consultation sessions that includes 1 mandatory assessment feedback session (ordinary $220 consultation fees apply), plus an additional cost of $880 (4hrs preparation) for the Report Preparation and Report Writing fee.

    Therefore, for ordinary clients and self-managed NDIS clients the total overall fee for a Comprehensive Cognitive and Behavioural Assessment and Report is $1,760.00 (4 x $220 sessions + $880 report fee).

    Please note; for Planner managed NDIS clients requiring Comprehensive Cognitive and Behavioural Assessments we will also require up to 4 consultation sessions that includes 1 mandatory assessment feedback session (ordinary $240 consultation fees) plus the Report Preparation and Report Writing fee, which is $900 due to extra Planner administration requirements.

    Therefore, for Planner managed NDIS clients the total overall fee for a Comprehensive Cognitive and Behavioural Assessment and Report is $1,860.00 (4x $240 sessions + $900 report fee).

  2. If you require an additional Learning Disorder Assessment with a Comprehensive Cognitive and Behavioural Assessment, an additional session will be required, so the total fee for ordinary clients and self-managed NDIS clients is $1,980.00 (5 x $220 sessions + $880 report fee).

    And for, Planner managed NDIS clients the total fee for a Learning Disorder Assessment with a Comprehensive Cognitive and Behavioural Assessment is $2,100.00 (5 x $240 sessions + $900 report fee).

  3. Please note that GST is not applicable when we provide counselling services directly to the client. GST may only be applicable for psychological report writing if the report is being provided exclusively for a third-party (medico-legal, expert witness etc).

Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy and Fees

Less than 2 business days notice......... Full Agreed Payable Fee (100% cancellation fee)

If your cancelled or rescheduled appointment can be offered to another client prior to your initially scheduled appointment time, the above fees will not apply.

Please discuss any queries / concerns about Professional Fees, Rebates and the Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy with us.

Further note: For Monday cancellations, we require notice by 9.00am on Thursday (2 business days) before that day, otherwise the full payable fee is due. In the event of a public holiday please notify us by 9.00am two business days prior, otherwise the full payable fee is due.

Terms & Conditions

Normal appointment sessions are approximately 50-55 minutes, with a 5-10 minutes break for note writing and record keeping. Understandably there are some circumstances where consultations run over time. The psychologist will endeavour to start all appointments promptly at the set time. We also request that you attend your appointments on time to ensure you receive your full consultation.

Accounts are to be paid on the day of consultation. This is vital for the continuation of services provided by the psychologist. Accounts are payable by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, and credit cards. A receipt is issued by mail or picked up following the appointment when payment is made to the psychologist. If there are difficulties paying your account please talk to your practitioner so that they have an opportunity to assist you in a suitable arrangement.

Confidentiality of client details is respected and protected by Active Psychology. Psychologists are bound by the legal requirements of National Privacy Principles from the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000. Your records are kept strictly confidential. No information is released about any client to anyone without the client’s permission. If a Health Practitioner referred you, a brief letter is sent advising them of the therapeutic support provided. Permission is sort from the client if personal content of the sessions is to be reported.

Consent to contact associated health or educational professionals regarding your circumstances may be requested during the therapeutic process. If we need to contact these professionals we will ask you to sign a consent form that allows the psychologist to contact them to gain background information.

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Psychologist, Dimitra Arthur, Child Psychology, Counselling, Assessments, Registered Psychologist, Child Psychologist, Autism, Helping Children with Autism, Self Esteem, Learning Difficulties, Behavioural Problems, Family Relationships

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