No referral is necessary to see a counsellor. Simply ring or email to discuss your needs and then book in for a suitable time.
Clients with a mental health plan from their GP should book in to see a psychologist to be eligible for the medicare rebate. However, please be aware that the mental health plan will not cover you for the ‘gap’, which is often the same as the fee you would pay when seeing a counsellor. Also be aware that your mental health plan will only cover you for ten sessions – once ten sessions is reached, you will be required to pay the full psychologist fee (which can be up to $200). Seeing a qualified counsellor can, in the long run, be a more cost effective way of seeking the help you need.
The MGA fee schedule is as follows:
Individual full fee: $90 per one hour session
Individual concession fee: $70 per one hour session
Couple/family full fee: $110 per one hour session
Couple/family concession fee: $90 per one hour session
Payment must be made on the day of consultation unless prior arrangements are made.
Please contact Matt for a quote if you would like to invite one of the MGA counsellors to speak at your event.