We offer affordable, low-cost counselling mental health care in Melbourne.
Our current fees are set well below the fee that the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends. Please contact us by phone to discuss our current fee schedule.
The Medicare rebate is usually $86.15 per session (may be more if you have reached the Medicare Safety Net).
If you bring your Medicare card and a valid GP referral, we can process your Medicare claim for you on the spot at the end of your consultation.
Is there a reduced fee for students, healthcare card or low income card holders?
Yes, if you are a student or healthcare/low income card holder, or if you are experiencing genuine financial hardship and you require support, please contact us (by phone) to discuss your individual needs and negotiate a reduced fee.
Are psychological counselling sessions covered by Medicare?
Yes, if you have a valid referral (Mental Health Treatment Plan) from your GP, you may be eligible for Medicare rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year with a registered Medicare psychologist.
Your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician can assess whether or not you are eligible for Medicare rebates. Medicare rebates are available for the treatment of a range of mental health problems. To be eligible for a Medicare rebate, you will need a Mental Health Treatment Plan prepared by your GP, addressed to “Be You Psychology & Counselling” or your treating psychologist. Please note that you will need to book a longer session with your GP to enable time for this.
Is there an additional fee for after-hours appointments?
No, there is no additional fee for after-hours appointments.
Can I still see a counsellor if I don’t have a GP referral?
Yes, if you do not have a GP referral, you can still see us for counselling privately. Psychological counselling is covered by some health insurance policies. Please ask your insurance company if your policy covers psychological counselling.
How do I pay for my sessions?
Payment is expected in full at the end of each consultation. Cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard, VISA or American Express is accepted.