Cost & Rebates

At Emotional Balance we are passionate Psychologists who have a focus on providing counselling to children, adolescents and adults from all walks of life.

The recommended APS rate for a psychologist is $238 (46-60 min consult).  For different types of referrals like Workcover, Medicare and ATAPS they are substantially rebated.  The type of referral will depend what your GP, psychiatrist, paediatric doctor or workplace has suggested for you. The AMA rate for seeing a psychiatrist for an initial appointment is $355 (45 min consult).

For a 50 minute consultation we charge the following:

Generalist Psychologist:

  • Full-Fee during normal office hours = $145.00
  • Full-Fee after 5:30 pm: $155.00
  • Reduced Fee non concession during normal office hours = $125.00
  • Reduced Fee for those with a valid Concession Card and have the session between normal office hours = $125.00
  • Bulk-Billed for those in extreme financial hardship. This is individually assessed. Please talk to our Receptionist if you feel you fall under this.

Clinical Psychologist:

  • Full-Fee during normal office hours = $175.00
  • Full-Fee after 5:30 pm: $185.00
  • Reduced Fee non concession during normal office hours = $155.00
  • Reduced Fee for those with a valid Concession Card and have the session between normal office hours = $155.00
  • Bulk-Billed for those in extreme financial hardship. This is individually assessed. Please talk to our Receptionist if you feel you fall under this.

You are able to receive a refund $84.80 for a consultation with a Generalist Psychologist and $124.50 for a Clinical Psychologist. Therefore the gap you pay will be reduced and getting help has never been easier or more affordable.

Do you Bulk Bill?

We do offer Bulk Billing for clients who have a valid Government Concession Card and are under extreme financial hardship. Please discuss this with our Receptionist when you call as this is individually assessed.

Please speak with our Receptionist when you call and she can talk with you further about your current situation.

Do I need a referral to see a psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor?

No referral is needed. Psychiatrists prefer a GP referral so that they can work with your treating professionals. However, to receive a Medicare rebate you must have a valid referral from your GP. Call us to find out more or see your GP who will advise you.

Can I use Private Health Insurance?

Yes, it is likely you can for a psychologist/psychiatrist, but not for a counsellor. Check prior to your first appointment.  We cannot guarantee “what” is covered on your policy.  Please ask!

What is a Mental Health Plan?

A mental health plan is special referral provided by your GP or psychiatrist to Emotional Balance for the provision of counselling to treat specified mental health conditions. Only the listed conditions are eligible.  A mental health plan can only be made out to an individual, so they can not be used for a couple, or a family.

How many sessions can I have under a Mental Health Plan provide?

Your GP determines the number of sessions in the letter sent to Emotional Balance. The maximum limit is 6 visits in the first referral, an additional 4 visits after one mental health review. So in total you are elegible to 10 sessions per calender year (Jan – Dec).

What if I still have questions about seeing a Psychologist?

Please don’t hesitate to call our office on 3805 6993 and speak to our friendly staff about your concerns. We are here to help you as best as we can, so don’t delay, call NOW.