Rates & Rebates

The standard rate for psychological counselling with our psychologists is $160-$170. A concession rate or bulk billing is also available under certain circumstances.”

“Psychiatrist rates differ depending on the session.”

Rates for group therapy, public workshops and professional training will differ depending on the particular program. We strive to provide programs at rates that are financially affordable. Specific information on fees can be obtained via the specific program link or by directly contacting the nominated program contact person.

A range of rebates are available under Medicare and Private Health. Please contact us on 03 9663 0355 to find out more.

Medicare and Psychology

On 1 November 2006, the Australian Government introduced new Medicare items for psychological treatment by registered psychologists. In order to receive a Medicare rebate, you must be referred to a psychologist by an appropriate medical practitioner (GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician). The doctor must first make an assessment that you need the services of a psychologist.

Eligible clients can generally receive:

  • Up to 10 individual services in a calendar year. Your referring doctor will assess your progress after the first six sessions.
  • Up to 10 group therapy services in a calendar year where such services are available and seen as appropriate by your referring doctor and the psychologist.

Counselling

We prioritise the use of effective psychological therapies in the context of a quality therapeutic relationship.

The relationship between you and the therapist involves being supported in an alliance focused on your healing and growth. The therapeutic relationship allows for the direct experience of a healthy relationship that promotes self-inquiry and exploration in a non-judgmental manner. The therapeutic relationship promotes self-understanding and relationship skills such as healthy boundary setting, assertion, self-esteem, and the capacity to give and receive care, while addressing the specific issues you wish to resolve.

At Integrative Psychology we provide counseling services for a wide range of issues including but not limited to:


Feel free to contact us if you have a particular request or issue you would like help with and we will do our best to match you with the right psychologist.

Family counselling (otherwise known as Family Therapy) involves a number of family members together attending counselling to address a range of issues, which can often be long standing. Family therapy can be directed at assisting a family to clarify and better manage relationships amongst family members as well as assisting families in dealing with major changes or distressing circumstances or events, such as grief and loss or mental or physical illness. Dealing with past family based trauma can also be a focus.

As with all therapies a counsellor is there to assist the individual, couple or family to gain their own clarity about a situation and develop better ways of managing that situation. The counsellor is not there to guide the individual or family members toward values or beliefs personally held by the counsellor. Counselling is non-judgemental and respectful at all times.

At Integrative Psychology our therapists are trained in a variety of approaches to assist with a range of relationships.

Group therapy can be a very effective way of overcoming feelings of isolation and hopelessness while facilitating change in a relatively short duration of time. Group therapy can differ according to length, size of group and criteria for inclusion. Groups may also differ in the degree of group participation required; generally therapeutic groups require greater group participation than psycho-education seminars and workshops. If you have any concerns about group participation please discuss these with the nominated contact person for the group you are considering, prior to registering for that group program.

Group programs available at Integrative Psychology:

  • Love more, fight less- group therapy for groups
  • Self-esteem, confidence and assertion
  • Life after an eating disorder
  • Interpersonal group psychotherapy

Information regarding eligibility, claiming and payment processes can be obtained from Medicare Australia on 132 011 or at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au