ANCHORING YOUR LIFE COUNSELLING IS A PRIVATE PRACTICE
Below you will find information about our Counselling Fees, Medicare and Private Health Insurance
You may be eligible to a rebate for a portion of your consult fee if your GP has referred you on a Mental Health Care Plan to a Psychologist. The Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends Psychologists charge $260 per 45-60 minute session for individuals and the Medicare rebate claimable, as at 2019-2020, is $87.45. Psychologists can set their own fees. For relationship/marriage counselling, as there is no Medicare Rebate available, the full amount must be paid by the client.
It is important to note that once presented with Mental Health Care Plan, the diagnosis given will be listed on your medical records as a pre-existing condition for up to 10 years and indefinitely on Medicare records. These records can then be accessed by insurance providers and government/private employment sectors for insurance and employment applications, which may have negative implications for clients. Should you wish to avoid such issues for yourself or your teenagers, it may be better to seek professional support privately, without a Mental Health Care Plan.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REBATES
Depending on your private health scheme, you may be eligible for a rebate under Private Health Insurance (cannot be used in addition to Medicare). If you are using Private Health Insurance the rebate amount will depend on your particular fund. Private Health Insurance Providers currently offered by Anchoring Your Life Counselling are Medibank Private, ahm, Doctors Health Fund, St Lukes Health, Phoenix Health Fund and GU Health.
NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME
If you are a NDIS participant with the 'Improved Daily Living' category in your plan and are Self or Plan Managed, you may use your funds for Therapeutic Support and access Anchoring Your Life Counselling services with no Gap Payment. These services are offered at $125 per hour, well below the recommended NDIS rate of $152.95 per hour, to ensure your funds go further. I am the holder of a Blue Card (working with children), Yellow Card (working with vulnerable people), First Aid certified and CPR certified.
While Anchoring Your Life Counselling services can be accessed with or without a Mental Health Care Plan, there is no Medicare rebate, however, the full session rates are often cheaper than the gap payment for most Psychologists. Depending on the service required, prices at Anchoring Your Life Counselling range from $55 - $125 per session.
To find a suitable session and time, you can request a booking below: