The initial consultation (75 minutes) is $280. Subsequent consultations (55 minutes) are $230. Please note that the fee for ongoing consultations is less than that recommended by the Australian Psychological Society of $260.
Subsequent consultations longer than 55 minutes are billed at APS -recommended rates.
Payment is due in full at the end of each appointment. Accepted forms of payment are credit cards (Mastercard/Visa/Amex), Eftpos, cash, cheques, or direct bank transfers.
A fee will apply to appointments canceled with less than 48 hours notice.
I practise according to the Charter for Clients of Psychologists, set out by the Australian Psychological Society:
You will be treated with respect, including of your cultural background and language tradition
You will receive a clear explanation of the service you will receive
Your consent for any service will be sought prior to the service commencing and as it progresses
You will receive competent and professional service
You will receive a clear statement about fees
You will be clear about the outcome that you are working toward in therapy.
You will receive an estimate of the number of sessions required to achieve the outcome
You will receive a service free of sexual harassment
Clients do not need a doctor's referral to see a Clinical Psychologist at Double Bay Clinical Psychology.
However, if you would like to receive a rebate for our services, you can consult your GP to see if you meet eligibility for a Mental Health Treatment Plan. If so, you would be eligible for up to 10 rebateable sessions in a calendar year. Since our clinical psychologists are registered with Medicare, you would receive a rebate of approximately $128.40 per session.
Alternatively, you may be able to receive reimbursement from your private health fund. Please check with your health fund for eligibility. Please note that you cannot concurrently use both Medicare and private health fund benefits. When using these benefits, I will also need to coordinate care with your GP and provide some information about your attendance and care plan to your GP, health fund and/or Medicare.