Consultations and Fees
Making an appointment for a consultation (including an Online consultation) is necessary:
- Appointments can be made from 8.30am to 5.30pm – Monday thru’ Friday – Tel: 0480 183-977
- Consultations are scheduled from 8:00am to 6:00pm – Monday through Friday.
- Consultations are usually for 1 hour.
- Where necessary, after hours and weekend consultations can be arranged. Additional fees may apply.
Counsellor / Psychotherapist – @ 1 hour = $120.00 (incl’ GST)
Online counselling & psychotherapy – @ 1 hour = $110.00 (incl’ GST)
Counsellors & Psychotherapists, services are not covered by Medicare.
Clinical Psychologist – @ 1 hour = $265.00* (incl’ GST)
*If you are entitled to a Medicare rebate of $129.50 the gap fee will be $135.50
If you are also covered by a private health-fund you might be entitled to an additional rebate.
Learn more below:
‘The difference between a Counsellor and Psychologist’
‘Medicare & Insurance Rebates’ – ‘Mental Health Treatment Plans’
‘What to Expect at Your first Consultation’
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Free 10min Phone Consultation
If you’ve decided it’s time to seek out a counselling, then you’ve already done the hardest part by recognising that you could use support with your mental health or an emotional issue.
To help you decide if you are ready to begin therapy, we offer a free 10-minute phone consultation in which we can discuss the problems you are experiencing and how counselling and psychotherapy might benefit you.
Of course, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and together we can decide whether ours is the best counselling and therapy service for you. To book your free phone consultation, please click on the button below:
Online Counselling Services
Therapy available from the comfort of your own home.
Too busy or live too far away to make it to the office? No problem! Thanks to our new Online Counselling service, we can now offer counselling and psychotherapeutic services regardless of where you live in Australia. To learn more about our online counselling services, please click on the button below:
Note: Online consultations are $105.00 @ 1hr (incl’ GST)
The difference between a Counsellor and a Psychologist
The ‘Counsellor vs Psychologist’ question is often overlooked, but there are differences between the two. To put it simply, Counsellors or Therapists could be considered experts in broad areas, whereas Psychologists have additional training and education on certain aspects of mental health; usually of the more serious kind. These differences become particularly visible when you see the type of disorders that they treat and the levels of severity in their clients. In some cases, psychologists may be able to treat conditions that a counsellor cannot – schizophrenia for example. Learn more >
Medicare & Insurance Rebates – ‘Mental Health Treatment Plans’
You may be able to claim back a proportion of your fees from Medicare if your medical doctor ‘GP’ assesses you to be eligible for psychological services under a ‘Mental Health Treatment Plan’ which may reimburse a significant proportion of the fees for up to 10 sessions (in many cases 20 sessions) per calendar year. Learn more >
Note: In the first instance -before obtaining a Mental Health Treatment Plan- it could be a good idea to see a Counsellor here at CBT Counselling who might be able to deal with your presenting issues without the need to escalate things to the level of diagnosable disorder. If after a few sessions you and your Counsellor believe that a Psychologist of Psychiatrist would better be able to assist you we will help you in that step.
What to expect at your first Consultation
Your first consultation will be different from future consultations. The initial consultation session is a period for you and your therapist to get to know each other and get an idea of how to proceed. Future visits will likely be more therapeutic in nature. For example, in your second session, you may explore a specific symptom, problem, or past trauma you mentioned in the first session. Learn more >
In most cases, a Therapist is required to keep information discussed during therapy, private and confidential. CBT Counselling & Psychotherapy assures clients of a high-level of discretion and confidentiality. However, confidentiality is not absolute. Learn more >
CBT Counselling & Psychotherapy
Supporting a healthy approach to life’s challenges through counselling and psychotherapy.
CBT Counselling & Psychotherapy is based in Sydney’s CBD. We offer therapy, treatment, and counselling for individuals and couples. Our approach to therapy is informed by current thinking and research in psychology, and is caring and sensitive to your individual needs. Confidentially is assured.
Should you require any further information about our counselling and psychotherapeutic services, you can phone or email our clinic via the ‘Contact Us‘ / ‘Phone‘ buttons displayed on your screen.