Anything worthwhile is never cheap ~ it always has value.
How much value do you put on getting the right professional help to grow, to heal and to change?
Some would say it’s priceless…
My Fee Schedule – Your Investment in Yourself
My fees are $220 for your initial consultation. Remember, your first appointment will be for at least 2 hours.
Subsequent session fees are $195 per consultation. The usual length of my follow-up consultations is 1 hour 30 minutes, far longer than many other therapists. Therefore, we get more work done in each session and you’ll generally need fewer sessions to reach your desired goals. This is part of the excellent value for service I offer you.
I have an out-of-pocket practice. I do not provide Medicare or insurance rebates. However, my hourly fee equates to less than the average out-of-pocket cost you would pay to see a practitioner with a rebate; and, after a few sessions with me, the expense remains the same. Plus, there are many other benefits that you may not even be aware of: *you do not receive a mental health ‘diagnosis’ ~ *your mental health status remains fully confidential ~ *certain conditions are not covered by insurance ~*you do not have a long waiting time to get an appointment with a provider, assuming you can find one.
Also, your session fee extends well beyond the consultation time. The best therapists spend time preparing for sessions and thinking about your issues, even when you are not there. I may read books and do research about topics raised in our sessions, or may get insight into your situation while I’m exercising or out on my morning walk. I may also provide you with a journal and pen, or books, or other printed material and/or other items, that I feel will be of benefit to you, and were purchased by me, and offered to you with my compliments during your therapeutic journey.
This level of attentiveness makes the difference between really good therapy and your run-of-the-mill treatments.
So why not choose a therapist who takes time to think deeply about you and your issues? And who provides you with the best and most current professional services available. It will be well worth it in the long-run…
- For clients on a low income or pension, a small reduction in fees may be negotiable. A limited number of clients on concessionary fees can be held at any one time.
I require your credit card details to secure and hold your scheduled appointments. However, your card will not be charged until your session, unless of course you pay by cash. You will always be provided with an official tax receipt for my services.
- *Please note: there is a $5.00 surcharge for all card payments, if you choose to pay by card. However, you are most welcome to pay cash on the day or via bank transfer prior to your session, which will not incur this surcharge.
If you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, there will be no charge if at least 24 hours notice is given. If less than 24 hours notice is received, a $100 fee will be payable, as I will be unable to allocate your session time to another client. In the event of non-attendance, if you do not make contact within 48 hours to rearrange, regrettably your treatment space may have to be re-allocated to someone else.
If you are less than 15 minutes late, the remainder of the session will be able to proceed. However, if you are more than 15 minutes late, the session may have to be rearranged with a cancellation fee payable.