Mental Health Care Plan & Your Investment

At Stirling Psychology we pride ourselves on providing you with high quality, collaborative and accessible personalised care.

The Australian Psychological Society Recommended Schedule of Fees  has set the standard 45-60 minute consultation fee for 2020-2021 at $267. However, inline with our commitment to providing accessible care we made the decision to set our fees below the recommended rate.  

Please find below an outline of your investment for the range of services we provide.

Individual Therapy

Standard Session (50 mins) =

Provisional Psychologist* $125
Psychologist $220 (Current Medicare Rebate: $88.25)
Clinical Psychologist $250 (Current Medicare Rebate: $129.55)

1st session (60 mins)  is an additional $25

Medicare rebate (with Mental Health Treatment Plan; Eating Disorder Plan or Bushfire Recovery) out of pocket expense will be less if you are eligible.  If you meet the Medicare Threshold you may receive a higher rebate.
*Provisional Psychologists are not eligible for Medicare or private health rebates.

Couples Therapy

Standard Session (80 mins) =

Provisional Psychologist*  $230
Psychologist $320
Clinical Psychologist $360

Initial Assessment Sessions with Provisional Psychologist: $1100
Initial Assessment Sessions with Psychologist: $1500
- 4 x 60 min sessions
- Gottman questionnaire
- Review and Treatment Planning

Unfortunately in Australia Medicare does not provide a rebate for couples therapy. 

*Provisional Psychologists are not eligible for private health rebates.

Payment processing fee of approximately 1.5%  is applied to all payments.
After hours appointments (4pm onwards on weekdays and all day Saturdays) incur an additional $20 per hour after hours fee. 


Name Duration Fee TAC Contribution Out Of Pocket Fee
TAC Psychological Therapy   60 mins $245 (Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist) $171.63 $73.37

You must have prior approval from TAC, if you are not eligible for TAC contribution you will be liable for the full fee. 
We will claim TAC’s contribution directly from TAC and so you will only need to pay the out of pocket fee.
After hours appointments (5pm onwards on weekdays and all day Saturdays) incur an additional $20 per hour after hours fee


If you are an NDIS client we are able to service you if you are self-managed or plan managed.  Unfortunately if you are not plan or self managed we will not be able to provide services. Payment is required on the day of your session. The fee for NDIS clients for psychological therapy is $245

Cancellation Policy

We acknowledge that unexpected life events may interfere with your ability to attend your appointment. Unfortunately last minute cancellations or non-attendance may result in another client missing an opportunity for timely treatment. We have developed a cancellation policy with this in mind.

If you are unable to attend your individual or couples counselling session please contact us as soon as possible so we can endeavour to fill your appointment. We appreciate your help and understanding.

Cancellations made more than 48 hours in advance will not incur any fee.

Non-attendance or cancellation at short notice (less than 48 hours) will incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the consultation fee. Unfortunately cancellation fees are not eligible for Medicare rebate.

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