Specialist psychology counselling
to meet your needs.
All fees at WPS are discounted from the Australian Psychology Society's recommended fees for psychologists. Our regular fees range from $160.00 to $200.00 and can be rebated via Medicare with a GP referral.
WPS fees are less than those recommended by The Australian Psychological Society which recommends a fee of $254 for a standard 45-60 minute consultation, although psychologists are free to set their own rates.
Our fees are:
Clinical Consultation Fee is $175.
Saturday Clinical Consultation Fee is $200.
Standard Consultation Fee is $160.
Saturday Standard Consultation Fee is $175.
Payment is made on the day of the consultation.
TPS (Targeted Psychological Sessions)
Some of our psychologists provide services via TPS funding- please see staff profiles. If you have a Health Care Card, your GP can make a referral with your care plan to a funding agency to allocate funding to cover the full cost of your counselling sessions. No out of pocket cost occurs. This service is called ATAPS (Access to Allied Psychological Services), coordinated in our north western region by CAREinMIND, Melbourne Primary Care Network. General referral approvals can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks for approval depending on referral demand. Most psychologists at WPS can accept client referrals via this funding program, although clients ability to attend during allocated ATAPS clinic times may need to be navigated when booking your first appointment.
(Nb TPS have specialist funding categories for referrals such as pregnancy/Post Natal Depression issues, Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander clients, children under 12 or Suicide Prevention clients and these referrals are accepted without a client’s requiring a Health Care Card)
Employee Assistance Programs
Some work places offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to their workers, where between 3-6 sessions may be fully funded by the employer. WPS has this arrangement with a number of local employers so you are welcome to enquire about this option with WPS or your employer.
TAC / Workcover / Victim of Crime
If the nature of your counselling issue is related to a transport accident or work injury, TAC or Workcover may be an option for covering your counselling costs. Likewise if you are a victim of crime, VOCAT applications can include no cost counselling support.
For more information on services with no out of pocket cost, please click here.