Referrals & Fees

No referral is required if you do not intend to seek a rebate from Medicare, or to claim your therapy expenses on your tax return.

 

Medicare:

If you want to utilise the Better Access to Mental Health provisions, you will need to consult with your GP to obtain a referral You will also need your doctor's support to manage any medications you may require.

 

Private Health Insurance:

Some private health funds provide rebates for counselling services, but only if you have high-level ancillary cover, or a Bonus Package. Contact your health fund to check your eligibility.

 

Shared Care:

Sometimes counselling or therapy needs to proceed in conjunction with medical treatments such as anti-depressants. In that case I prefer to work as part of a 'team', along with your GP or Psychiatrist in a 'shared care' arrangement. This helps to provide you with the best possible care.