Cost of Appointments
The costs of standard appointments with a psychologist are:
$195 for 1 hour* appointments before 4pm weekdays
$220 for 1 hour* appointments from 4pm weekdays & Saturdays.
The fee is payable in full on the day of each appointment, unless you have been granted funding by an external body (e.g. TAC, WorkSafe, ComCare, VOCAT).
*your psychologist will use the last 10 minutes of your appointment to write up notes, contact your GP, and score assessments (as necessary).
If you have a Medicare card, and you obtain a GP referral (that meets Medicare's referral requirements), you can receive Medicare rebates for up to 10 appointments per calendar year. See below for further details.
The following psychologists offer Medicare rebates of $128.40 per standard appointment:
Dr Jennifer Wheeler
Dr Carla Smyth
Dr Kara Granger
The following psychologists offer Medicare rebates of $87.45 per standard appointment:
Dr Joanne Dennison
Private Health Rebates
Some private health insurance policies include psychological/ counselling services. The rebate amount varies between companies and policies. You should check your policy inclusions with your health insurance provider, and determine whether they will provide rebates for the services offered.
TAC, WorkSafe, ComCare & VOCAT
In the event you have been granted funding by an external body, Dennison Psychology may discuss invoicing them directly for your treatment (please note, this does not apply if you are claiming through Medicare). Even when an external funding body has agreed to provide funding, gap fees may apply for your appointments.
The fees associated with non-standard consultations vary. Please contact Dennison Psychology for these.
Concessions/ Reduced Fees
Dennison Psychology does not offer bulk billing or reduced appointment fees.
Psychological Assessments/ Reports
Dennison Psychology charges the fees recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for the writing of psychological reports (this includes those required for legal matters). These fees are $246 per hour, plus GST. Psychologists at Dennison Psychology will consider requests for an assessment/ report, but do not guarantee accepting such requests.
If, for some reason you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide more than 48 hours notice. Fees apply for cancellations made within the 48 hours prior to a counselling appointment (see below for details).
0 – 24 hours notice: Full fee charged
24 hours – 48 hours notice: 50% of fee charged
More than 48 hours notice: No fee charged