Costs for Appointments

Harnessing Wellness is a private psychology practice, there is a fee for service to be paid on the day of the appointment. *Psychological Counselling appointments are $200 for a 55 minute appointment, (*Medicare rebates are $93.35 and may be available. Medicare rebates may be higher if you have reached your medicare threshold). *Equine Assisted Psychology appointments are $250 an hour, medicare rebates may apply with a psychologist. * Appointments with a Clinical Counsellor are $170 (NDIS referrals are welcome).

Harnessing Wellness Psychology, Counselling and Equine Assisted Therapy is not a bulk billing service.  We provide lower that the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee rates of $261 for 50 minutes.

Steps for Booking an appointment

We have two ways to book an appointment.

For room based appointments you can all our friendly reception staff or book online.  

Each week we allocate session times for new clients on Wednesday and Thursdays. Our friendly reception staff will take your call and help find a suitable booking time. In addition they will also ask you some questions and take some relevant details. All of this information is securely stored in adherence to both privacy and confidentiality laws and is only stored in the interest of servicing psychological treatment.

Medicare Rebate

To be eligible for Medicare rebates you must visit your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist to discuss a Mental Health Care Plan. The Mental Health Care Plan is a treatment plan in which the psychologist and medical professional work as a team to support your psychological health. Medicare rebates are $89.65 and can be allocated for 10 sessions per calendar year (this may change according to advice from the Government). If you have reached your Medicare safety net, your rebates may be higher.  We can process your Medicare rebate for you if you are in person or online provided you have linked your bank details to your Medicare account. Depending on processing time the bank transfer from Medicare can appear in your bank account within 48 hours of your appointment.

We see clients who are eligible for funding through Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Employee Assisted Program. For Equine Assisted Psychology referrals, you will need to discuss with your funding provider if they will approve funding for this mode of adjunct therapy.

Concession rates may be available for full time students, Seniors and Health Care Card holders. 

Private Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for rebates under Extras cover. As every fund is different and entitlements can change over time it is best to check with your fund about your specific entitlements.

Booking an appointment – Self-Referring and/or on a Mental Health Care Plan

At the time of booking your appointment you will be asked for a booking fee of $80. This is a partial payment and the remainder of the fee will be paid at your appointment. You will be able to claim your Medicare rebate at the time of the appointment. Our friendly reception staff will also ask you for your name, date of birth, Medicare card details, email address, referral pathway (self referred, GP, or Paediatrician etc). This information is kept private and confidential and is for the purpose of your psychological treatment.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel on the day of your appointment, there is a $80 cancellation fee. Should you wish to cancel 24 hours or more before your appointment and/or with prior agreement with the clinician, your $80 booking fee will be refunded.

Booking an appointment – WorkCover, TAC etc

We no longer not take referrals funded through Workcover, TAC or Victims of Crime.


REPORTS AND LETTERS – If you require a support letter (for school, Centrelink or otherwise) or a report for a plan review such as NDIS, WorkCover an additional fee will apply as these take time to write. We do not write reports for family court. To ensure we complete accurate and detailed reports we bill for the time it takes to write the documents. Please give your clinician three weeks notice so they can arrange for the document to be written. Thank you for your understanding.


Cancellation policy

We are a busy private practice and work hard on trying to fit people in to appointment that suits them. Most people are really great at letting us know if they need to reschedule. We send an appointment reminder 48hours (2 days) prior to your appointment therefore if you are unable to attend your appointment please do so in the 48 hour’s prior to your appointment which is our cancellation period. If you cancel on the day of your appointment you will be charged, as we may not have enough time to fill your appointment spot.  Thank you for your understanding. 

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