Fees are set to be highly competitive and to improve client access to high caliber assessment and treatment services.
The Australian Psychological Society sets guidelines for fees for psychological services. Up until June 2020, the standard rate recommended for a one-hour appointment was $254.
All of our standard consultations at Learning Curves Psychological Consultancy are $145 for a 50 minute session. For a standard consultation with one of our Psychology Board of Australia area of practice endorsed Psychologists, the fee is $155 for a 50 minute session.
Fees for assessment are different to our general counselling and treatment rates. A referral by your GP under a Mental Health Plan allows for your treatment but does not cover psychological assessments. Medicare rebates only cover treatment costs which range between $86.15 to $126.15. We still offer Bulk Billing but this is restricted only to those who can demonstrate financial hardship and an inability to pay a co-payment. If you are in a Health Fund we advise that you contact them to find out what services are covered and what rebate you can expect from them ( in general, the rebate is between $40 to $70).
Once you have agreed to schedule your appointments, the professional time that is then allocated to you becomes your responsibility to manage. Under our Cancellation Policy two working days notice is required to alter or cancel an appointment to avoid paying 50% of the appointment fee. If less than 24 hours is given, a certificate from your GP or Pharmacist is required to avoid paying the full 100% agreed session fee.