The standard counselling session at a Causley Psychology Office costs $150 for a one hour session.
(Please note that the "one hour session" normally includes some time - perhaps 5 or 10 minutes - for the Psychologist to review the file, make final case notes and so on).
Treatment through Medicare is available to clients that have a current Mental Health Plan and referral from their General Practitioner.
Clients coming for treatment under Medicare are entitled to 10 subsidised sessions per calendar year.
The cost of sessions varies according to the employment status of the client or their partner (or in the case of dependent students, their parent/guardian).
Full time employees: $150 (“Full fee”). Medicare rebate is $87.45 (out of pocket cost $62.55).
Part time employees: $120 (“Low fee”). Medicare rebate is $87.45 (out of pocket cost $32.55).
Bulk billing (no cost to the client) is available for clients whose sole household income is Centrelink.
If the cost of sessions may make it difficult for you to participate in counselling please contact the Practice to discuss (there may be options to reduce the cost or provide details for alternate sources of counselling).
Clients with a General Practitioner referral and a current Worker's Compensation claim are usually entitled to 8 free counselling sessions (and possibly more depending on insurer approval).
Other referral options
If you have a referral through your workplace or another referral type please contact us to confirm what services may be available for you.