Appointments

Please ring or email to discuss potential appointments, as fewer spaces are currently available. Thank you.

 

All appointments are currently via telehealth (zoom, skype, phone) for which medicare and private health fund rebates are available.

 

srasco@counselling-psychology.com.au

A referral from a GP or other medical professional is not necessary, unless you may like/be eligible for Medicare rebates as outlined below.

If you would like Medicare rebates, please make a double appointment with your/a GP and ask them to assess you for a Mental Health Treatment Plan. See further information below.

My office is located in a peaceful and private setting. It is easily accessible from Hornsby, Waitara, Wahroonga, Turramurra, Pymble, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield, Roseville, Artarmon, Chatswood and other North Shore Suburbs. It is also close to Ryde, North Ryde, Macquarie Park, Terrey Hills, and other Northern suburbs of Sydney, and not far from the Hills District and the Northern Beaches.

  • Individuals - Initial Consultation: $255.00 per 1 1/4 hour session (minus Medicare rebate of $88.25 per session with a GP approved Mental Health Treatment Plan1, Medicare rebate of $82.60/$55.10 with a GP Management Plan2, or Private Health Fund rebate3).
  • Individuals - Subsequent Consultations: $225.00 per 1 1/4 hour session (minus Medicare rebate of $88.25 per session with a GP approved Treatment Plan1, Medicare rebate with a GP Management Plan2, or Private Health Fund rebate3).
  • Couples, family groups or pairs (eg. parent and adult child): $295.00 per 1 1/4 hour session.
  • Staff members of organisations: $255.00 per 1 1/4 hour session.
  • Travel time when visiting clients away from my office: $90 per 30 mins, $180 per hour - please note that this service is not available from March 2020.
  • Report preparation: $255 - $765 depending on length of time needed (1-3 hours).

I accept bank transfer, Mastercard or Visa.

Please note: The 2021 rates recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for psychological services for individuals were $320 for 61-75 mins, and $377 for 76-90 mins (current recommended rates will be slightly higher than these). Despite there being valid reasons for these rates, I currently charge below the APS rates in all categories other than report preparation, in order to make my services more affordable to more people.

Notes

1  I am endorsed by Medicare to provide treatment under the Access to Mental Health Care Scheme. This scheme provides rebates for up to twenty (six plus four plus ten) pre-approved psychological treatment sessions per calendar year, for such conditions as anxiety, panic disorders, post traumatic stress, phobias, addictions, depression, bereavement disorders and many others. Your General Practitioner (GP) can assess your suitability for support under the scheme, and write a brief referral letter. For further information on this very helpful scheme see: www.health.gov.au or www.psychology.org.au

2  I am endorsed by Medicare to provide treatment under the Chronic Disease Management – Allied Health and Dental Care Initiative. This scheme provides rebates for up to five sessions per calendar year, of GP-approved visits to psychologists and other allied health professionals. For further information on this scheme see: www.health.gov.au or www.psychology.org.au

3  Please check your Private Health Fund Extras cover for Psychological/Allied Health services.

Please note: The above Medicare rebates and Private Health Fund cover are available for Telehealth (Skype, Zoom and telephone) sessions.

srasco@counselling-psychology.com.au

St Ives is within 10 - 40 minutes of most suburbs of the Upper North Shore, Lower North Shore, Northern Sydney, Northern Beaches and Hills Districts of Sydney, NSW.