Affordable Session Fees
PSYCoaching believes that fees should not be a barrier to getting help. PSYCoaching provides services well below the Australian Psychological Society recommended rates. Reduced fees may be negotiated for those in financial difficulty. Furthermore, an immediate Medicare rebate of $84.80 rebate per session (up to 10 sessions per calendar year) is applicable to the rates below for clients with a GP referral.
Standard 50 minute session rate: Surfers Paradise- $130 ($45.20 after rebate).* Note that a reduced fee may be available for those in severe financial difficulty. Please raise this with Richard at your first appointment.
Online / Skype Counselling = $85 (Medicare rebate not applicable)
Life Coaching for advanced goal setting and performance management = $85 (Medicare rebate not applicable)
-After Hours Surcharge (for appointments finishing after 5:30pm) $20
-Initial Session Surcharge (excluding bulk-bill clients) $20
Bulk Billing eligible: FREE
Bulk-billing sessions are available on request for clients who meet ALL of the following criteria:
Are in severe financial difficulty and are receiving NO income except for a Centrelink Benefit
Have no immediate family member in the household currently employed full-time
Have not exceeded 10 Medicare rebates for psychological services in the calendar year
Bring a Current Centrelink / Healthcare Card, a GP referral AND a Medicare Card to the first appointment
Are not facing criminal charges or attending for the purposes of a court report (these can clients can be accommodated for the full fee)
For clients who meet all the criteria above except for number 4 (don’t have a Centrelink / Healthcare card) a reduced rate may be negotiated in the first session, for payment in the second session.
Note that the above fees DO NOT apply to EAP, DVA, Life Supports or” de-cluttering” referrals
*Clients referred by their GP receive Medicare rebates of $84.80 for individual sessions and around $21 for group sessions. A GP referral for a mental health condition entitles clients to 6-10 Individual counselling sessions per calendar year, and up to 10 group sessions per calendar year. Discuss with Richard during your first session, or discuss with your GP prior. You must bring your medicare card and a GP referral to your first session to obtain your rebate.
Service Overview: Psychological Counselling and Therapy
PSYCoaching can provide assistance in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health problems including:
Anxiety – Depression – Stress – Obesity – Dating and Relationships– Self Esteem – Bereavement – Anger – ADD – Work related Stress – School avoidance – Social difficulties.
Richard is currently taking expressions of interest for group programs.
Richard’s Life Coaching program provides the knowledge, skills and guidance to help you find purpose and direction:
- Identify what fulfillment means to you
- Identify your values, strengths, and boundaries
- Map out an action plan, relevant goals and milestones
- Anticipate barriers
- Use advanced strategies to overcome boost performance and overcome barriers.
Richard has extensive experience in senior and managing occupational rehabilitation roles providing the following services:
- Employee Assistance Program Counselling
- Return to work programs
- Vocational Assessment
- Conflict Resolution
- Mediation between employer and supervisor