Willow Tree Counselling is a safe place where you will be warmly welcomed and listened to and where we can explore what has brought you to counselling

Fees

My fee is $180 per hour for individual counselling. Please contact me for fees for supervision/consultation.

 

You do not need a referral to attend counselling, however, if you would like to access one of the schemes below you will need to follow the outlined process.

 

You may be entitled to the following schemes:

 

Victims Services – I am an approved Victims Services Counsellor. This means that if you have been a victim of a violent crime such as domestic violence, sexual assault etc you may be entitled to free counselling through this scheme. Please contact me to discuss this further or alternatively look at the Victims Services website where you are able to request me as your counsellor. Unfortunately my Victims Services referrals are currently closed. 

 

Medicare – I am registered with the Better Access Scheme. To access this scheme you need a referral from your Doctor. You are initially entitled to six sessions and then an additional four if your Doctor approves this. 

 

The referral must include the following information for you to get a rebate from Medicare
  • Date
  • Patient's name, date of birth and address
  • Diagnosis/problem
  • Request for services and number of sessions
  • Referring practitioner's Medicare Provider Number
  • Practitioner's signature
  • A statement about whether the patient has a GPMHTP, shared care plan or a psychiatrist assessment and management plan.

You may like to show your GP this list when they are making the referral to ensure all necessary information is on the referral. 

 

Under this scheme you are entitled to a Medicare rebate of $93.35 after you have paid your $180.00. Your Medicare rebate may take a few days to arrive in your account.

 

 

Please check with your Private Health Insurance if you are eligible to claim your visit to a Psychologist.

 

Please bring your mental health referral if you have one.

 

Cancellation Policy - Willow Tree requires 48 hours notice of cancellations, otherwise the full session fee is charged, as the appointment time is held especially for you.