Appointments & Fees

Getting Started

Entering into therapy is a big commitment, both personally and financially, therefore please feel free to contact me and schedule a quick call so you can ask me some questions and generally just see whether I feel like the right person for you.  If you or I feel I am not the best fit for you, then we can discuss other avenues of support for you.  I offer appointments to clients aged 18+ years.

Appointment Types & Availability

Telephone Consults

Only for Self Referring / Fee-Paying Private Clients

Please contact me via my contact page.

Face to Face Consults

Currently, for all face to face appointments please book via The Talk Shop (Reservoir Office)

Appointments are made directly with The Talk Shop 1300 224 665

The Talk Shop offers both bulk billing and fee paying options; after hours appointments attract a gap fee. See for more details.

Referral Pathways

Private Referral

  • you are seeking counselling independently from your GP or other referring agency

GP Referral + Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)

  • you are seeking counselling following a discussion with your GP who may have offered you a written referral and/or a MHCP (go to Talk Shop)
  • does not cover telephone consults

EAP Referral

  • you are seeking counselling via your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • telephone appointments available

 Consultation Fees

Telephone Consultation Fees

  • Week days between hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm:  $120.00
  • Outside of above hours:  $150.00

Face to Face Appointment Fees

For face to face appointments with The Talk Shop Fees, please go directly to their website

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employer pays the consultation fee for clients referred via their EAP..


  • Payments for private clients accessing telephone sessions will need to be received prior to your appointment.
  • I will cover the cost of the telephone call

Payment Options

  • Bank Transfer: Bernadette Martin / ANZ / BSB 016-770 / Account # 300771181

Next Step

If you would like to take the next step, please contact me via my ‘Contact page’ to either arrange a 10-minute introductory phone session and/or schedule a telephone appointment – I will endeavour to get back to you within two days.