We believe in affordable mental health care. Our current fees are below the fee that the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends. Please contact Kerry to discuss the current fee schedule for seeing Kerry or Ingrid.
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 psychologist. Kerry can process your claim for you on the spot at the end of your consultation.
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 “Kerry Athanasiadis”. 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.
Is there a reduced fee for students or healthcare card holders?
Yes, if you are a student or healthcare card holder, or if you are experiencing genuine financial hardship and you require support, please contact Kerry by phone to discuss your individual needs and negotiate a reduced fee.
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 Kerry or Ingrid 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, MasterCard, VISA or American Express is accepted.