FAQ’s

What is the Medicare Rebate?
Medicare now offers rebates of $126.50 for up to 10 psychological sessions per calendar year.

How can I access the Medicare Rebate?
To access the Medicare rebate you need to visit your General Practitioner (GP) or Psychiatrist and explain your mental health concerns. Your GP or Psychiatrist will provide you with a ‘Mental Health Care Plan’ and a letter of referral, which entitles you to Medicare rebates. After the first six psychology sessions a GP review is required, following this an additional four sessions may be granted.

To find out more about how to obtain a rebate, download The Australian Psychological Society Ltd Medicare Fact Sheet.

What if I have a Private Health Care Provider?
Check your extras package to find out if you qualify for Psychology. Please note that rebates can only be claimed from Medicare or Private Health, not both.
What happens in a session?
The first (and sometimes second) session will involve a detailed discussion of your presenting mental health issue and an exploration of your past experiences, as these impact how we experience the world today.
Based on this information, an individually tailored treatment program will be introduced. Please note that Kate might determine that she is not suitable to manage your treatment and refer you to an alternative mental health professional.

How many sessions will be required?
This depends on your individual needs and the presenting issue. Some people need up to six sessions while others may require more. This matter will be discussed in the second session.

What is the flower on your website?
It’s called Bloodroot and it symbolises healing, strength and growth.

What is the Medicare Rebate?
Medicare now offers rebates of $126.50 for up to 10 psychological sessions per calendar year.

How can I access the Medicare Rebate?
To access the Medicare rebate you need to visit your General Practitioner (GP) and explain your mental health concerns. Your GP will provide you with a ‘Mental Health Care Plan’ and a letter of referral, which entitles you to Medicare rebates. After the first six psychology sessions a GP review is required, following this an additional four sessions may be granted.

To find out more about how to obtain a rebate, download The Australian Psychological Society Ltd Medicare Fact Sheet.

What if I have a Private Health Care Provider?
Check your extras package to find out if you qualify for Psychology. Please note that rebates can only be claimed from Medicare or Private Health, not both.

What happens in a session?
The first (and sometimes second) session will involve a detailed discussion of your presenting mental health issue and an exploration of your past experiences, as these impact how we experience the world today.
Based on this information, an individually tailored treatment program will be introduced. Please note that Kate might determine that she is not suitable to manage your treatment and refer you to an alternative mental health professional.

How many sessions will be required?
This depends on your individual needs and the presenting issue. Some people need only six sessions while others may require many more. This matter will be discussed in the second session.

What is the flower on your website?
It’s called Bloodroot and it symbolises healing, strength and growth.