Referrals & Fees

Referrals

Appointments can be booked by phoning 07 3391 5833. We can match you with the best psychologist for you, if you would like support with this.

You may wish to contact your GP or psychiatrist to discuss a referral via a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). The MHCP entitles you to a rebate from Medicare for up to twenty sessions per year, depending on your need.

During the coronavirus pandemic, your GP or psychiatrist may prefer to see you via phone or video, rather than in person.

The MHCP can be addressed to your psychologist, or if you’re unsure who you’ll be seeing, the Plan can simply be addressed to ‘Mindful Psychology’. You will initially need to provide us with both a MHCP and a letter of referral, to enable eligibility for a Medicare rebate.

Some private health funds also offer rebates for psychological services. Please speak to your provider about this.

We also accept referrals from other sources, including:

  • Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you are plan-managed or self-managed
  • WorkCover Qld

Fees

Our fee ranges from $180 to $210 for a 50- to 60-minute session. The fee for relationship counselling is $240 per session for a 50- to 60-minute session.

If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or psychiatrist, Medicare will provide individuals a rebate of $87.45 (general psychologist) or $128.40 (clinical psychologist). Medicare does not provide rebates for couples counselling.

Payment is required at the time of your session and can be made via credit card or direct debit. If attending the clinic, an EFTPOS machine is available.

A reduced fee may be able to be negotiated for individuals who are struggling financially due to the pandemic or for other reasons. Please discuss this with us when booking your appointment.

Strict Cancellation Policy

If you need to reschedule an appointment, please provide at least 48 hours notice to avoid a $50 cancellation fee.

If you provide less than 24 hours notice of a cancellation or reschedule, the full session fee will be charged.

Please understand that our cancellation policy was developed to minimise potentially negative impact on three people:

  • You – your progress in therapy will be delayed
  • Your psychologist – he/she planned for your session and arranged their schedule around you
  • Another client – there are usually people on the waitlist who are keen to attend if sufficient notice is provided