Anchoring Your Life

Cleveland, Brisbane, Australia



Anchoring Your Life Counselling is a Private Practice in Cleveland, Redlands

and is a Medibank and Doctors Health Fund Provider.  



How does accessing the Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) affect you or your child?

Your diagnosis will be listed as a “pre-existing condition” on your medical records for a period of up to 7 years. 

Having a diagnosis listed may prevent you accessing employment within the some healthcare and government sectors.

If you wish to avoid such issues it may better suit to seek a mental health professional outside of the MHCP.

Can you access the Mental Healthcare Plan (MHCP) for all concerns?


No, there are only certain conditions that are accessible under the Mental Heath Care Plan.

You cannot access the MHCP for relationship therapy, for example.

How does a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) work?


If you wish to claim a rebate through Medicare, under a MHCP, you will need to consult your GP.

Under the MHCP clients may only be referred to a psychologist or social worker.   

The 2018-2019 Recommended Schedule of Fees has set the psychologist fee to $251 for 45 to 60 minutes.

Services provided by a general registered psychologist attract a Medicare rebate of $86.15

You cannot claim both a private health and Medicare rebate for the same session.

Your out of pocket cost, at this recommended fee with the Medicare rebate, is $164.85

Psychologists and social workers can set their own fees.

My services can be accessed with or without a Mental Health Care Plan, however, there is no Medicare rebate to claim and the out of pocket cost is shown below.  If you are a Medibank or Doctors Health Care member you may be entitled to a rebate from this amount to reduce your out of pocket cost so please contact your provider to check your level of cover.  

If you are a NDIS Participant with the improved daily living category in your plan and are self or plan managed, you will incur no out of pocket costs.  My fees are well below the recommended NDIA recommendation of $156 per counselling session to ensure that your funds go further.

For any questions please contact me...


ANCHORING YOUR LIFE COUNSELLING FEES                                               

Initial 20-Minute Consult                                   Free


Individual Counselling Session                          @ $75

(Online or Face to Face 50-60 minutes)

Student & Healthcare Card Holders ONLY


Individual Counselling Session                          @ $85

(Online or Face to Face 50-60 minutes)

Couples Initial Counselling Session                  @ $155

(Online or Face to Face 75-90 minutes)

Couples Counselling Session                            @ $105

(Online or Face to Face 50-60 minutes)

NDIS Individual Counselling Session                 @ $115

(Online or Face to Face 50-60 minutes)


5% Discount applies for upfront payment of 3 sessions (appointments to be attended within 3 months of payment)

10% Discount applies for upfront payment of 5 sessions (appointments to be attended within 5 months of payment)