Boutique Psychological Services
Boutique Psychological Services
What clients say to us
‘Asking for psychological help is scary. I feel like a failure.’
‘I’m wondering if you’ll ‘get’ me.’
What we say to clients
‘Asking for help is one of the bravest, smartest things that humans do.’
‘No one fails anything here.’
‘You don’t need to conform or perform to anyone’s expectations.’
‘We ‘get’ you, and we’ve got your back.’
Let’s find out what your amazing mind can do to help you feel better, cope better,
be better at being clever, capable you.
How we help
You can’t fail our assessments.
But you can find out what’s holding you or your child back
Then we’ll help you work out what to do about that.
You’re on the road to full registration.
You want to be nudged when you’re stuck and nurtured through the gnarly bits
You want to arrive in fine form. We’ll help you stay on track.
Psychology Services FAQs
Do I need a referral?
No, you don’t need a referral to come to us. However, a GP referral based on a Mental Health Care Plan, generally makes you eligible for a Medicare rebate of $87.45 per session for up to 10 sessions annually. If you don’t have a Mental Health Care Plan, our standard fees apply.
Can I get a Medicare or private health insurance rebate?
If your GP or a psychiatrist has given you a Mental Health Treatment Plan and referred you to us, you’re eligible to receive a Medicare rebate.
This rebate is $87.45 per individual session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
An additional COVID impact rebate is available until 30 June 2022, covering a further ten sessions.
We can process your rebate online when you pay for your session. Medicare estimates that rebates appear in your bank account within two to three business days.
NOTE: You can either ask your GP to send us an electronic or faxed copy of your Mental Health Plan or bring a paper copy to your first session to confirm your eligibility.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance that includes psychological counselling as extras cover, you may be eligible for a partial rebate. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm your level of cover.
NOTE: You can only use one form of rebate per session.
If you are eligible for both types of rebates, you’ll need to choose either your private health insurance or Medicare to help cover the costs of each session.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Eligible students will need to send our invoice to OSHC to claim a rebate.
Do you have after-hours appointments?
Yes. You can book after-hours appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please call our office on (03) 9938 9800 to make your booking.
What are your fees?
Psychoeducational and Autism Assessments up to a maximum of $2400 plus GST
NOTE: You may be eligible for funding to support these assessments from The Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package or FaHCSIA (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs),
Our fees for 50-minute Counselling sessions reflect the experience of our team.
NOTE: A Mental Health Plan entitles you to a Medicare rebate of $87.45 per session for ten sessions annually or twenty sessions until 30 June 2022 under COVID impact provisions
NOTE: We are not a Bulk Billing practice
How does Telehealth work?
We are currently offering both face to face and telehealth appointments. We believe it is your choice as to which service you are most comfortable with.
You can choose to have your appointment via teleconference using our telehealth service or over the phone.
If you opt to meet via Telehealth, we will send you a secure login link before your first session.
Please save this link, as we’ll use the same link for all your appointments.
Telehealth appointments are eligible for Medicare rebates until 31 December 2021.
What if I need to cancel?
Someone on our waiting list will be happy to have your cancelled appointment. So please give us time to contact someone else and save yourself the fee.
There is no fee if you cancel at least 48 hours before your appointment.
We charge the full fee for cancellations within 48 hours of your appointment.
NOTE. You can’t claim a Medicare rebate on a late cancellation fee.
Comfort zone feeling anything but comfortable? Step out of it and talk to us.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we operate, the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation.
You are welcome here. We proudly provide equality of service and care to all patients, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, income, or sexual orientation.
After hours and weekend appointments available (get in touch)
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