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The recommended fee by the Australian Psychological Society is $251. At ACPC, our therapy sessions are typically based on a 50 minute hour with 10 minutes note taking time allocated post session and are below this rate.
The following lists a summary of when Fees are charged for:
Fees are payable at the end of the session by either cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card payments. You may be entitled to government rebates and benefits under Medicare or your private health fund.
Like many health and medical professionals, please be aware that we do have cancellation policy which is based on the time that our psychologist sets for the appointment missed.
If, for some reason, you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, please give at least 48 hours notice. Please note, we reserve the right to charge you the full fee for your appointment if you fail to attend an appointment, or if you cancel your appointment with less than 48 business hours notice. We also reserve the right to charge you a rescheduling fee of $100 if you reschedule your appointment with less than 48 business hours notice.
Monday appointments that are cancelled or rescheduled require notice to be given on the Thursday prior, and Tuesday appointments require notice given on the Friday prior. All other appointments on Wednesday through to Saturday require two consecutive business days notice.
Please see table below for cancellation policy:
WHO TO NOTIFY
(02) 9541 1177
|NO SHOW||FULL FEE is payable*|
|NO NOTICE (i.e. less than 48 hours)||$100 FEE is payable*|
Should you have clinician's direct email
WITH NOTICE (i.e within 48 hours)
|NO CHARGES apply|
*Fee may be waived under exceptional circumstances (i.e. in the case of an emergency or unexpected sudden illness).
Before people can work as psychologists they must be registered with the Psychologists Registration Board in their State or Territory. Your psychologist is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), which is the largest professional association of psychologists in Australia, with a comprehensive Code of Ethics and complementary series of Ethical Guidelines.
All personal information gathered during provision of the psychological service will remain confidential and secure except when:
1. It is subpoenaed by a court of law; or
2. Failure to disclose the information would place the child or another person at risk of harm; or
3. Your prior written consent has been obtained to provide or receive information from another professional or agency, such as your child's school, GP, paediatrician, legal representative, or relevant government department.
As part of the provision of psychological services, your psychologist will need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your current situation as a necessary part of the psychological assessment and treatment conducted. This is needed in the event that your child's case requires liaison with any third party. Written consent for such liaison is essential. The psychologist will discuss this portion of the form with you and advise if third party liaison (such as with a school, doctor or other party) is indicated.
If you have been referred by your doctor through the Better Access to Mental Health Scheme, it is a requirement under Medicare that a letter be sent by your psychologist to your doctor after the initial appointment, after six sessions and after ten sessions, or at the time of completion of treatment. This letter will detail the outcome or your assessment and treatment with your psychologist.
Should you choose to leave your child / adolescent at the clinic for their appointment, you are asked to return to the premises at least 10 minutes prior to the end of your allocated time. We are unable to supervise or take responsibility for children / adolescents whose parents do not return on time as we have other clients to cater for awaiting their set appointment time.
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Our goal is to ensure your advocacy needs are met through the process of continuous engagement and genuine understanding of your needs