Appointments & Fees

Getting Started

Entering into Therapy is a big commitment, both personally and, sometimes, 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.


Please see below for Types of Service & Detailed List of Fees

GP Referred Clients on a Mental Health Care Plan are Bulk Billed

Appointment Types & Availability

Face to Face Consults

To discuss or schedule an appointment please email me via my contact page or contact me directly on 0477 265 365.

Telephone Consults (other than EAP)

  • Fee-Paying Private Clients
  • GP Referred Clients on a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)
  • Bulk Billed with MHCP
  • Please email me via my contact page or contact me directly on 0477 265 365

Email Option (Fee-Paying Private Clients only)

  • This is an option for clients on a limited budget, for clients who may not have the option of face to face appointments, for clients who may prefer communicating by email and/or for client who live interstate or rural & remote.
  • This can be combined with occasional telephone consults, i.e. you might have an email once a week and a phone call once a month, or similar…

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 (telephone consults available in response to COVID19)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Referral

  • You are seeking counselling via your Employee Assistance Program
  • Face to face & telephone appointments available

Psychologist Fees

Face to Face Appointment Fees (other than EAP)

Fees are shown as AUD

Times are shown in Australian Western Standard Time


Face to Face Appointments:

  • GP referral with Mental Health Care Plan
    • Bulk Billed (please bring Medicare card)
  • All Self Referring Clients
    • $95 (8:30am – 5pm)
    • $110 (5pm – 7:00pm)

Telephone Consultation Fees (other than EAP)

  • Week days between hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm (WST):  $75.00
  • Outside of above hours: $100.00

Email Consultation Fees

  • $45 – $65 depending on word count and/or number of emails per week
    • Reduced to Standard Rate of $35 until October 1st, 2020

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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

Payments

  • Payments for clients accessing telephone sessions will need to be received prior to the appointment (Bank Transfer or PayPal)
  • For Fee Paying Face to Face Clients, payments will be taken directly after your session
  • For GP Referred Clients on a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), you will be bulk billed; please ensure you have a current MHCP and a valid Medicare Card to avoid being charged on the day.

Payment Options

  • Bank Transfer: Bernadette Martin / ANZ / BSB 016-770 / Account # 300771181
  • PayPal: Bernadette.psychologist@gmail.com
  • Eftpos & Credit Card
  • Cash

Next Step

If you would like to take the next step, please contact me via my ‘Contact page’ or (m) 0477 265 365 to either arrange a brief introductory phone session and/or schedule an appointment – I will endeavour to get back to you within two days.

Talk soon…🌻