Fees & Referrals

Fees for consultations are guided by the recommendations outlined by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). The initial 50 minute consultation is $150. Subsequent fees vary depending on the referral concern. However the below basic fee structure applies: 

  • Counselling: $180 per 50 minute consultation

  • Autism Assessment: $1170. Which includes:

    • Initial consultation session

    • A comprehensive assessment on all aspects of behaviour, development and history to ascertain whether the child meets criteria for a diagnosis or if there is any other alternative explanation for the presenting behaviours.

    • Child observations

    • At an additional cost, formal testing of intellectual ability and / or communicative ability may also be included in the assessment if required to assess functioning and exclude alternative explanations of behaviour. A school visit may also be applicable at an additional cost.

    • A comprehensive report including summary and recommendations (please allow up to 3 weeks following the assessment)

    • Parent feedback consultation session

  • Specific Learning Disability Assessment: $1270. Which includes:

    • Initial consultation session

    • An intellectual (IQ) assessment

    • Functional Assessment

    • A comprehensive report including summary and recommendations (please allow up to 3 weeks following the assessment)

    • Parent feedback consultation session

  • Intellectual Development Disorder Assessment: $1370. Which includes:

    • Initial consultation session

    • An intellectual (IQ) assessment

    • Functional Assessment

    • Behaviour rating Scales

    • A comprehensive report including summary and recommendations (please allow up to 3 weeks following the assessment)

    • Parent feedback consultation session

  • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Assessment: $1370. Which includes:

    • Initial consultation session

    • An intellectual (IQ) assessment

    • Functional Assessment

    • Social, Emotional and Behavioural rating Scales

    • A comprehensive report including summary and recommendations (please allow up to 3 weeks following the assessment)

    • Parent feedback consultation session

Referrals: 

You do not need a referral to make an appointment, however if you wish to claim through private health or medicare you will need a referral from you General Practitioner. 

Medicare offers several programs under which eligible clients can claim back counselling and assessment fees. 

1. Better Access to Mental Health Care

  • http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/0F792912834609B4CA257BF0001B74FA/$File/patients2.pdf

2. Helping Children with Autism Program

  • http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/025DB7067A4FAA8BCA257BF0001F50AB/$File/Autism_Fact%20Sheet_20-02-14.pdf

Please contact the practise for further information